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https://engineering.wustl.edu/news/Pages/Alumna-Gretsch-takes-two-gold-medals-at-Paralympics.aspx832Alumna Gretsch takes two gold medals at Paralympics<p>​Kendall Gretsch’s first appearance in the Paralympic Winter Games brought her two gold medals in biathlon and cross-country skiing. <br/></p><img alt="Kendall Gretsch" src="/news/PublishingImages/Kendall%20Gretsch%20WashU%20engineering.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>Gretsch, who earned a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering in 2014, won the first-ever biathlon Olympic or Paralympic gold medal for a U.S. athlete when she won the sitting biathlon sprint March 10. She also won a gold medal in women’s 12-kilometer cross-country skiing. She also competed in the 12.5km individual biathlon; a 5km sitting and a 4 x 2 5 km relay mixed cross-country skiing events.</p><p style="color: #000000; font-family: "times new roman"; font-size: medium;"></p><p>She previously won three gold medals in paratriathlon in 2014, 2015 and 2016. In 2014, she was named Female Para Triathlete of the Year by USA Triathlon. In 2015, she was nominated for an ESPY Best Female Athlete with a Disability award.<br/></p><br/><br/><br/><div class="cstm-section"><h3>Vote!<br/></h3><div> <strong></strong></div><div><p>A WashU Engineering grad could be the Female Athlete of the <span style="color: #343434;">PyeongChang </span><span style="color: #343434;">2018 <br/></span>Paralympic Games: <a href="https://awards.teamusa.org/vote">Vote for Kendall Gretsch '14</a><br/></p></div></div>2018-03-19T05:00:00Z​Kendall Gretsch's '14 ​first appearance in the Paralympic Winter Games brought her two gold medals in biathlon and cross-country skiing.

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