Roderick Townsend-Roberts of the Boise State Broncos Wins Second Gold of Paralympic Games

Townsend-Roberts does it again...

RIO DE JANEIRO--Boise State's Roderick Townsend-Roberts won his second gold medal of the Paralympic Games, topping the field in the high jump by clearing 6-foot-10.25 inches this afternoon.

Townsend-Roberts passed on the first nine heights, entering the competition by clearing 6-6.25.  After clearing 6-7.5, he already had the gold medal clinched, but he continued to try to break his own world record (6-11.5).  Hongjie Chen of China took the silver medal while Australia's Aaron Chatman was third.

Townsend-Roberts, the world record holder in the Paralympic high jump, joined former Bronco Barb Buchan (1974-1978) as the second Bronco to earn two gold medals at the same Paralympic Games, as Buchan won two golds in cycling in 2008.  

Earlier this week, Townsend-Roberts won the gold medal in the long jump and finished fifth in the 100 meter dash.

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