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U.S. Athletes Haul in Medals at Czech Open

U.S. Paralympics August 22, 2011

Scot Severn picked up gold medals in all three throwing disciplines at the 2011 Czech Open.
Team USA athletes collected a total of 21 medals – 11 gold, five silver and five bronze – at the 2011 Czech Open.

Scot Severn (Unionville, Mich.) led the way, winning gold medals in all three throwing events – javelin, discus and shot put – in the F53 category.

American athletes won four more gold medals in the discus events as Scott Danberg (Cooper City, Fla.) took out the F40 category, Matt Brown (Lubbock, Texas) topped the F42 category, Dennis Ogbe (Louisville, Ky.) won the F58 category and Jose Nieves (Gurabo, Puerto Rico) claimed the F53 category. Ogbe also claimed gold in the shot put (F58).

Scott Winkler (Grovetown, Ga.) was also a gold medalist in the field events, taking the top spot on the podium in the shot put (F55). Teammate Carlos Leon (North Lauderdale, Fla.) picked up a silver in the shot put and bronze in the discus (F53).

For the women, CeCe Mayzk (Columbia, S.C.) and Angela Madsen (Long Beach, Calif.) were double silver medalists in the javelin and shot put, F57 & F55 respectively, while Cate Callahan (San Antonio, Texas) won bronze in the discus (F57).

On the track, it was Brandon Pelletier (Kemah, Texas) taking double gold in the 100m and 200m, and a bronze in the 400m (T46), while Chris Clemons (Phoenix, Ariz.) earned a silver medal in the 100m (T38).

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