Pascoe wins New Zealand’s first 2020 Paralympic medal

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Sophie Pascoe has won New Zealand’s first medal at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.

The swimming sensation won a silver medal in the 100 metre breaststroke SB8 classification.

Ireland’s Ellen Keane won the gold medal. In a thrilling race she managed to out-touch Pascoe by just .39 seconds. Adelina Razetdinova, from the Russian Paralympic Committee, finished 3rd with the bronze medal.

After the race Pascoe said she’s thrilled to have won what she describes as an unexpected silver medal. Pascoe only entered this race to warm up a little before her favoured events that are coming up in three days time.

She will compete in the 100m backstroke on Monday, 100m freestyle on Tuesday, 200m individual medley on Wednesday and finally the 100m butterfly on Thursday.

Pascoe came into the competition ranked third in the world.

Pascoe is New Zealand’s most decorated Paralympian and her silver medal was her 16th Paralympic medal – her seventh silver.

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G'day
G'day
10 months ago

I know its rude to ask. But I always have the urge to ask what happened to a disabled person.

kate
kate
10 months ago

I live in New Zealand

Mickalos J. Raso
Mickalos J. Raso
10 months ago

Good on her
New Zealand is going to win hopefully

Jack
Jack
10 months ago

China will win again probably

Xavier Y
Xavier Y
10 months ago

Well done Sophie good luck in your up and coming events Kia kaha

Bastien
Bastien
10 months ago

I think that NZ is going to win

Franklin
Franklin
10 months ago

You know someone’s good when there going in a race for fun and they still get a silver

hello
hello
9 months ago

fingers crosss Nz wins

Sophie
Sophie
7 months ago

Wow I wish that I could swim like Sophie Pascoe

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