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Shawn Morelli Wins Second Paralympic Gold Medal

Penn State graduate Shawn Morelli claimed her second gold medal of the 2016 Rio Paralympics Wednesday in the road cycling time trial C4 classification.

In the end, the race was really not all that close — Morelli won the event with a time of 29 minutes and 45.40 seconds, beating the next competitor Megan Fisher by more than 30 seconds.

This was Morelli’s first event since claiming gold on Thursday in track cycling’s 3000m pursuit, the first-ever gold medal for a Penn State Paralympian.

Morelli is the defending World Champion in both the road time trial and the track cycling pursuit.

The Meadville, PA native is a U.S. Army veteran who started cycling in 2009 after returning home from Afghanistan seriously injured by an IED. This is her first Paralympics after falling short of qualifying for London 2012.

Morelli will be back in action on Saturday when she competes in cycling’s road race C4-5 classification. She’s also the defending World Champion in the road race, but that only included athletes in the C4 classification. The defending World Champion in the C5 classification posted a time approximately 16 minutes faster across the two hour race.

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Unfortunately, former editor Steve Connelly has graduated. Where is he now? He might be doing something related to that PR degree he got in 2019. Maybe he finally opened that sports bar named after one of his photos, the Blurry Zamboni. Or he might just be eating chicken tenders and couch surfing. Anything’s possible. If you really want to know, follow him on Twitter @slc2o.

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