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Oswego’s Berenyi takes silver at Paralympics

LONDON ENGLAND - AUGUST 31:  Gold medallist Joseph Berenyi United States poses podium during medal ceremony for Men's Individual

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 31: Gold medallist Joseph Berenyi of the United States poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Men's Individual Cycling C3 Pursuit final on day 2 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Velodrome on August 31, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

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Updated: September 5, 2012 10:28PM



Gold, silver, bronze — Oswego paracyclist Joe Berenyi now has one of each at the London Paralympic Games.

Berenyi, 43, took silver in the men’s individual time trial Wednesday at the outdoor Paralympic road track, Brands Hatch. He completed the race in 23:31.73.

Berenyi took a gold medal Friday in the 3-kilometer individual pursuit, and on Sunday earned a bronze in the track cycling mixed sprint competition as part of a three-member U.S. team.

On Friday, Berenyi set a world record in a qualifying heat for the 3-kilometer race.

Berenyi lost his right arm in a construction accident 18 years ago. He competes on a modified two-wheel racing bike.

He has one more race left in London — another road event Thursday.

Swimmer Alyssa Gialamas, a Waubonsie Valley High School junior, also is competing in the London games. The Naperville resident will race on Saturday in the 100-meter freestyle event.

The Paralympic Games run through Sunday. A live stream and schedule of events is at the Paralympic website: www.paralympic.org.



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