Gold for Kiwi Sophie Pascoe
Fri, 31 Aug 2012 7:07a.m.
The Paralympic Games have begun on a golden note for New Zealand after swimmer Sophie Pascoe surged to a record-breaking victory in London.
Pascoe, who won three golds at the Games in Beijing four years ago, opened her London campaign in dominant style by winning the women's 200m individual medley SM10 final.
The Christchurch 19-year-old's time of two minutes 25.65 seconds broke her own world record and was six seconds faster than silver medallist Ashley Mortimer of Canada. China's Meng Zhang was third.
Pascoe is a star of the Kiwi Paralympic team, earlier this year winning the Disabled Sportsperson of the Year award at the Westpac Halberg Awards.
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4/09/2012 10:18:29 a.m.
Linda Littler wrote:
Brenwyn from Christchurch told us to watch out for you, we were supporting you all the way, fabulous results really well done Sophie. From Macclesfield, UK
31/08/2012 9:25:18 p.m.
A superb effort from Sophie. On that note, WINZ has declared her medically fit and cancelled her benefit.
31/08/2012 6:25:27 p.m.
Elaine Ellis wrote:
Well done, I'm so proud of you and I'm sure the rest of NZ is too. Job well done woohoo time to celebrate
31/08/2012 9:25:28 a.m.
Congratulations!!!! Well done!!!! GO NZ!!!
31/08/2012 8:18:29 a.m.
Jo Morrow wrote:
WOW well done Sophie,what a fantastic effort. Go NZ..
Regards from Gracelands in Cambridge.
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