Pascoe swims to 10th Paralympic gold

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New Zealand swimmer Sophie Pascoe has claimed her 10th Paralympic gold medal with victory in the women’s S9 100 metres freestyle final in Tokyo.

The Kiwi swimming sensation looked strong from the start of the race. She led by a second at the halfway point and then held off a late charge from Spain’s Sarai Gascon to win by 0.4 of a second.

Mariana Ribeiro of Brazil took bronze.

It was Pascoe’s third Paralympic medal in the 100m freestyle. She won gold at the 2012 London Games and silver five years ago in Rio.

Pascoe is New Zealand’s most successful Paralympian. Her latest medal is her 18th Paralympic medal in total – and third of these Games.

But it is not over for Pascoe and she sti;; has more opportunity to add to her tally. She is contesting the SM9 200m individual medley on Wednesday, before completing her fourth Paralympics with the 100m butterfly on Thursday.

TOKYO, JAPAN – AUGUST 31: Sophie Pascoe of Team New Zealand celebrates after winning gold in the Women’s 100m Freestyle – S9 Final on day 7 of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on August 31, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN – AUGUST 31: Sophie Pascoe of Team New Zealand celebrates with the gold medal during the medal ceremony for the Women’s 100m Freestyle – S9 Final on day 7 of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on August 31, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
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someone who likes eggs
someone who likes eggs
19 days ago

lucky nz i’m an nz

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aidan
aidan
19 days ago

Damm she’s good at swimming

Israel
Israel
19 days ago

She is the man at swimming may god bless her with all of those wisdom and strength

harriet
harriet
17 days ago

wow

Nina Y
Nina Y
17 days ago

Wow! Sophie is an amazing swimmer and I’m glad that she’s pushing herself to do her best so we can win more medals.

kassie
kassie
17 days ago

wow I wish I could swim that well. amazing effort Sophie we all love you and will help you through anything 🥰

Summah Lee
Summah Lee
15 days ago

This is incredible.

will
will
14 days ago

Amazing!

Frankie Blakely
Frankie Blakely
13 days ago

This is amazing for pascoe

Brooklyn
Brooklyn
11 days ago

That’s incredible. Well done!!

lenny
lenny
7 days ago

she is so good!

Jehad
Jehad
5 days ago

Same

Abby
Abby
4 days ago

I wish I could swim like that. Great effort Sophie. We are all with you on this one. Keep it up NZ

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