Danielle Aitchison wins New Zealand’s 10th medal at Tokyo Paralympics

Publish Date
Wednesday, 1 September 2021, 10:13PM

Danielle Aitchison has won New Zealand's 10th medal of the Tokyo Paralympics after claiming bronze in the women's 100m T36 tonight.

Just like in the 200m T36, Chinese sprinter Shi Yiting was untouchable in the race, winning gold with a world-record time of 13.61s.

Aitchison was pipped for silver by ROC's Elena Ivanova who came in at 14.60, while Aitchison's time was 14.62.

Today's medal is the second for the 20-year-old, who has two uncommon types of cerebral palsy (athetoid and ataxia) and is also deaf but can hear with the aid of cochlear implants.

The Kiwi sprinter claimed silver in the women's 200m T36 on Sunday.

Congratulations Danielle!