Nick Mayhugh heads back to the podium with Paralympic silver in T37 400m final

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United States’ Nick Mayhugh lies on then track following his second place finish in the men’s T37 400-meters final during the 2020 Paralympics at the National Stadium in Tokyo, Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

TOKYO (WFXR) — American sprinter and Radford soccer alum Nick Mayhugh won a silver medal in his return to the track at the Tokyo Paralympics after running a time of 50.26 seconds in the final of the T37 400 meters.

Russian Paralympic Committee’s Andrey Vdovin won gold after setting a world record time of 49.34 seconds.

Mayhugh ran out of lane three and was fifth entering the home straightaway, making up the distance to place second. His time was better than the previous world record of 50.52 set by Vdovin in 2016 and set a new American record.

The Northern Virginia-native’s silver medal follows his gold medal performance in the 100 meters last week in Tokyo, where he broke his own world record with a time of 10.95.

Mayhugh is set to compete in two more events, including the 4×100 meter relay and the 200 meters, where Mayhugh is heavily favored. Both events are scheduled for Friday.

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