Snyder wins Gold medals in Glasgow

Brad Snyder of Baltimore dives at the start of the men's 100-meter freestyle S11 heat on the first day of the IPC World Swimming World Championships on July 13, 2015, at Tollcross in Glasgow, Scotland. Snyder went on to win the event. (Craig Watson / Associated Press)

Brad Snyder of Baltimore won races Friday at the IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. Snyder posted a personal-best time in the men's 50 freestyle S11, touching the wall in 25.78 seconds. Snyder won the 100 freestyle and 400 free on Monday and Tuesday, respectively. Snyder, a Navy veteran who lost his vision one year before winning Paralympic gold in 2012, also set a championship record in each race. "Losing my vision took away my ability to serve in the U.S. Navy but the way I see it, I still serve my country by being a part of Team USA, so that's really important to me," Snyder, the 2012 Paralympic silver medalist in the 50 freestyle said.

July 23, 2015
Baltimore Sun