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Northeastern swimmer earns two gold medals at Paralympics

Northeastern University swimmer Kelley Becherer is two-for-two in London.

Becherer, a senior and Sheboygan, Wis., native, earned a gold medal in the Women’s 50m Freestyle – S13 on Saturday, and followed up that victory by winning gold again in the Women’s 100m Freestyle – S13 on Sunday in the Paralympic Games.

In the 50m Freestyle, Becherer broke the U.S. record in her heat race, and then shattered that record hours later in the final. Her time of 27.46 was her personal best, and only 0.12 off the Paralympic record set in 1996.

Becherer is back in action on Friday for the Women’s 200m Individual Medley. Then on Saturday, she will compete in the Women’s 100m Breaststroke.

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Watch this video below to see Kelley discuss her love for competing on the world’s biggest stage.


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