Oswego Paralympian Wins Gold In London

(CBS) –A U.S. Paralympian from the Chicago region is bringing home the gold from London.

Joseph Berenyi, an Aurora native now living in Oswego, this week earned a gold medal in the 3-km, individual pursuit cycling race. He finished less than 1 second ahead of the silver medalist.

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Earlier in the day, he set a new world record in the qualifying round.

Berenyi, 43, lost his right arm and left kneecap in a construction accident 18 years ago.

“It’s a dream come true, a big dream just to make the team,” he said.

 

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