U.S. finishes world para track and field championships fourth in medals

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The U.S. finished fourth in total medals at the world para track and field championships in Dubai, its first time outside the top three since the 2012 London Games.

Longtime powers China and Russia and breakthrough Brazil topped the standings after the nine-competition finished Friday. The U.S. ended up with 34 medals, including 12 golds. Full results are here.

American stars included sprinter Deja Young, who earned 200m and universal 4x100m relay golds, plus 100m silver behind countrywoman Brittni Mason, who broke Young’s world record.

Young attempted suicide while struggling with depression and anxiety leading up to the Rio Paralympics. She went on to sweep the 100m and 200m in Brazil, then did the same at the 2017 Worlds.

Roderick Townsend earned high jump gold and long jump silver in Dubai, two years after sweeping those events in Rio.

Daniel Romanchuk, who repeated as New York City Marathon wheelchair champion two weeks ago, earned his first world medal on the track, gold in the 800m.

Tatyana McFadden, a seven-time world champion on the track, did not compete this year after placing second at the New York City Marathon.

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