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BREAKING NEWS: U.S. Mixed Double Wins Bronze
September 02, 2012
The U.S. trunk and arms mixed double sculls crew of Rob Jones (Lovettsville, Va.) and Oksana Masters (Buffalo, N.Y.) won bronze Sunday at the 2012 Paralympic Games in Eton Dorney, outside London. China won gold in 3:57.63, with France taking silver in 4:03.06. The U.S. crew was in sixth place at the start, but worked it's way through the field, crossing the line in 4:05.56 to edge out Great Britain by 0.21 seconds.
This is the first U.S. Paralympic medal in this event. Rowing became part of the Paralympic Games in Beijing in 2008.
Jones is a U.S. Marine Sergeant who became a bilateral above knee amputee in July of 2010 while serving in Afghanistan. Masters, also a bilateral above-knee amputee, was adopted from the Ukraine at the age of seven.
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