Suburban Paralympics Star on Incredible Run in Pyeongchang - NBC Chicago

Suburban Paralympics Star on Incredible Run in Pyeongchang



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    The suburban woman who won Team USA’s first gold medal of the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games continued her dominance with another golden performance Sunday. 

    Kendall Gretsch, a Downers Grove-native, previously took home the gold in the 6 kilometer Women’s Sitting Biathlon, and followed it up with a gold medal win in the women's 12 kilometer cross-country skiing event.

    Gretsch finished with a calculated time of 38:15.9, finishing 33 seconds ahead of Germany's Andrea Eskau, who took home silver. Fellow American Oksana Masters, who finished second to Gretsch in the 6 kilometer biathlon, finished the cross-country race in third to take the bronze. 

    Gretsch has been on the national radar for years, having been nominated for an ESPY as the best female athlete with a disability for the 2015 edition of the awards show.

    She will look to continue her remarkable Paralympics when she competes in a pair of biathlon races this week, including the 10 kilometer Women’s Sitting Biathlon and the 12.5 kilometer edition of the race. 

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