NEBRASKA CITY – Cheri Becerra Madsen of Nebraska City earned a silver medal in the 200 meters race at the World Para Athletics Championships in London and is competing tonight in the 400 meters finals.
Her teammates, Tatyana McFadden and Hannah McFadden won gold and bronze in the 200 meters. It was first time the McFadden sisters had shared an international podium.
Team USA posted this quote from Tatyana McFadden.
McFadden: “It’s really awesome to lead the sweep. Cheri (Madsen) is really strong. She’s a great sprinter, and she has been in the past and now. She’s such a beast and so dominant, and so is my sister – she has such a great drive. It was a great night for Team USA.”
Becerra Madsen, who took a 13-year break from competition, returned to qualify for the 2016 summer Paralympics at Rio De Janeiro in Brazil. She earned a silver in the 400 meters there.
At the US. Paralympics in California, she was first in the 100, 200 and 400 meters.
Her 200 meters’ time surpassed her own world’s record with a time of 53.06
McFadden set record in womens 200 meter with a time of 52.97.
Becerra Madsen is scheduled to compete today in London in the 400 meters. The race will start at 8:57 p.m. London time.
Teammate Tatyana McFadden set a meet record in the 400 meters in semi-finals Sunday.
As of July 16, USA had four golds, two silver and one bronze medal. The seven US medals trail only China, which has eight.