Sophie Pascoe wins New Zealand’s fifth medal at Tokyo Paralympics

Publish Date
Monday, 30 August 2021, 8:38PM

Sophie Pascoe has won New Zealand's fifth medal of the Tokyo Paralympics after claiming bronze in the women's S9 100m backstroke tonight.

Pascoe led the field at the turn after a blistering start to the race which saw her swim the opening 50m in 33 seconds flat.

However, she was chased down by US swimmer Hannah Aspden, as well as Spain's Nuria Soto.

Tonight's medal marks Pascoe's 17th Paralympic medal, a tally that now comprises nine golds, seven silvers and one bronze.

The 28-year-old will have three more chances to add to her medal tally in Tokyo, the next being in the S9 100m freestyle on Tuesday.

Congratulations Sophie!