MAYHUGH MAGIC: Radford alum Nick Mayhugh wins third gold at Tokyo Paralympics

Japan 2020

TOKYO (AP) — American sprinter Nick Mayhugh completed his Tokyo Paralympics experience with another world record performance, this time in the final of the T37 200 meters.

The former Radford soccer player broke his own world record by running a time of 21.91 seconds on Saturday morning at the penultimate day of the Tokyo Paralympics. Mayhugh had already set the world record in the event the previous night in his preliminary heat with a time of 22.26.

With the win, Mayhugh won his third gold medal and fourth overall at his first Paralympics.

The American was part of a gold medal winning performance set by the United States in the inaugural 4x100m universal relay. Mayhugh ran the third leg of the race after Noah Malone and Brittni Mason, handing it off to Tatyana McFadden for the anchor leg. The Americans completed the oval in a time of 45.52 seconds, setting a world record.

Top, from left to right, Brittni mason, Nick Mayhugh, Noah Malone and Tatyana McFadden, bottom, of the United States celebrate after winning the 4x100m universal relay at Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Mayhugh earlier won gold in the men’s 100m and silver in the 400m. His four Paralympic medals solidifies his status as a breakout star on the track for the United States, less than two years after switching from soccer to track.

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