Anna Grimaldi jumps to Paralympic Gold

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New Zealand Paralympian Anna Grimaldi has jumped to the gold medal in the T47 long jump at the Tokyo Paralympics.

Grimaldi was on form from the start. She set a new Paralympic Record with her first jump of 5.74 metres in the wet conditions.

She the extended her lead with a jump of 5.76m in her fourth jump and couldn’t better it on her fifth and sixth leaps.

The Russian Paralympic Committee’s Aleksandra Moguchaia took the silver medal with Equador’s Kiara Rodriguez recorded a South American record leap of 5.63m for the bronze medal.

Grimaldi, 24, from Dunedin was the defending champion in this event after winning gold at the last Paralympics in Rio five years ago.

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Nina Y
Nina Y
14 days ago

Wow! New Zealand is doing so well at this years Paralympics. Hopefully win continue to win more medals.

Jessica
Jessica
14 days ago

Wow, that is a very long jump wow she is amazing she is very inspiring.

gab itchs
gab itchs
14 days ago

this is good

Xavier Y
Xavier Y
13 days ago

Great work New Zealand has done so well well done

Anahera
Anahera
12 days ago

We can do this in New Zealand. Kai Kaha New Zealand

lenny
lenny
7 days ago

NZ is doing really good at the paralympics.

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