Aug 29, 2021 - Sports

Kendall Gretsch becomes 5th American to win gold at summer and winter Paralympics

USA gold medalist Kendall Gretsch (R) and silver medalist Lauren Parker of Team Australia at the women's PTWC Triathlon on day 5 of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at Odaiba Marine Park on August 29

Team USA's Kendall Gretsch (right) edges Australia's Lauren Parker of Team Australia at the women's PTWC Triathlon at the Tokyo Paralympic Games on Sunday. Photo: Alex Pantling/Getty Images

American Kendall Gretsch just beat Australia's Lauren Parker to win the women's PTWC race at the Tokyo Paralympics on Sunday morning.

The big picture: Gretsch finished her first summer Olympics event with a time of 1:06:25, Parker recorded 1:06:26. Gretsch is the third U.S. woman, and fifth American overall, to win gold medals at the summer and winter Paralympic Games, NBC Sports notes. She previously won two golds in Nordic skiing at the 2018 winter Games.

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