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.