Survivor of Pentagon 9/11 attack wins 7 medals at Invictus Games

Sarah Rudder has become the most decorated athlete at the Invictus Games so far, winning 7 medals in a variety of sports.

On September 11, 2001, Rudder was getting a promotion in the U.S. Marine Corps in front of the Pentagon. She survived the attack unharmed, but two days later, while recovering remains there, crushed her ankle. After five surgeries, she had her leg amputated in 2014.

Rudder won gold medals in lightweight powerlifting, one-minute indoor rowing, discus, and 100 meters; and silver medals in four-minute indoor rowing, shot-put and 200 meters, reports the Associated Press.

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