Chelsea McClammer, 17, of Benton City, a senior at Richland High School, won gold Tuesday in the 5K wheelchair race at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico.
On Monday, Chelsea earned a bronze in the 800-meter race, her mother Rebecca Grimes told the Herald.
Chelsea is a member of the U.S. Parapan American Games Track & Field Team. At the age of 14, she became the youngest member of the 2008 U.S. Paralympic Team.
Chelsea, whose legs were paralyzed as the result of a car accident near Benton City when she was 6, is racing in Mexico every day this week.
To read Chelsea's bio on the U.S. Paralympic Team website click here.
The U.S. Paralympic Team also wrote a story about Chelsea's athletic accomplishments. You can read it byclicking here.