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

Publish Date
Wednesday, 1 September 2021, 9:54AM

Sophie Pascoe has won New Zealand's ninth medal of the Tokyo Paralympics after claiming gold in the women's 200m individual medley SM9 tonight.

After a dominant lead, Pascoe tired in the final 50m - perhaps understandably given this is her third final in three nights.

Her winning margin was just 0.27 seconds, having led by 3.54s at the final turn.

Zsófia Konkoly of Hungary chased Pascoe to claim silver.

Tonight's medal marks Pascoe's 19th Paralympic medal, a tally that now comprises 11 golds, seven silvers and one bronze.

Less than 40 athletes have won 10 or more gold medals at the summer Paralympics.

The 28-year-old still has one more chances to add to her medal tally in Tokyo in the 100m butterfly tomorrow.

Congratulations Sophie!