BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Two local Paralympic gold medalists took the mound at Camden Yards Saturday night. Sisters Hannah and Tatyana McFadden threw out the first pitches before the Orioles and Arizona Diamondbacks took the field.
The Clarksville natives both competed in the 2016 Paralympics in Rio. Tatyana won four gold and two silver medals.
U.S. Paralympic gold medalists McKenzie Coan and Brad Snyder will throw out simultaneous first pitches on Sunday in the third game against the Diamondbacks.
Coan, a junior on Loyola University Maryland’s swimming and diving team, is a two-time Paralympian, who competed in the 2012 London Games and the 2016 Rio Games. She won three gold medals and one silver medal at the 2016 Rio Games, and even set a new Paralympic record in the S7 freestyle race.
Snyder, a Baltimore native and former Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Officer who lost his vision after sustaining wounds on the battlefield in Afghanistan, set a world record in the men’s S11 100-meter freestyle and took home three gold medals from the Rio Paralympics.