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.