Tupou Neiufi wins New Zealand’s second medal at Tokyo Paralympics

Publish Date
Friday, 27 August 2021, 8:34AM

Tupou Neiufi has won New Zealand's second medal of the Tokyo Paralympics after claiming gold in the women's 100m backstroke tonight.

Neiufi finished in a time of 1:16.84, well ahead of second-placed Ukrainian Kateryna Denysenko, who touched in 1:18.31.

Tonight's medal is the first for the young Aucklander, who was told aged two she would not be able to walk again.

Congratulations Tupou!