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China end Rio Paralympics with twin marathon golds

2016-09-19 10:02:00 Xinhuanet

RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- China claimed two marathon victories on Sunday's last day of the Rio Paralympics to take their final gold medal haul to 107.

Zhou Lihong was awarded the women's T54 marathon gold after a photo finish with American Tatyana McFadden.

Both athletes crossed the line in one hour 38 minutes and 44 seconds and it was only after scrutiny of video replays that Zhou was declared the winner.

McFadden's US teammate, Amanda McGrory, took bronze in 1:38.45.

China's Li Chaoyan won the men's marathon T46 in 2:33.35.

Spain's Abderrahman Ait Khamouch grabbed silver in 2:37.01 and Portugal's Manuel Mendes bronze in 2:49.57.

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