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Penn State’s Max Rohn wins 2 gold medals at Invictus Games

Penn State’s Max Rohn struck gold twice on Tuesday.

The Nittany Lion junior and ability athlete won the shot put and discus at the Invictus Games in the IF1 classification at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex.

The native of Longmont, Colo., won the discus with a top mark of 171 feet, 10 inches (52.37 meters), more than 16 meters better than the runner-up, and the shot put at 42-8 1/2 (13.02 meters), winning by more than two meters.

The Invictus Games are open only to service members from around the world and serve as a tune-up for those hoping to make the U.S. Paralympic team.

Rohn was a hospital corpsman in the U.S. Navy, injured in Iraq when his vehicle was struck by a grenade blast. He had his right leg amputated and he competes with a prosthetic leg.

He is studying in Penn State’s College of Engineering, hoping to pursue a career dedicated to advancing the technology of prosthetic limbs.