11 Sep 2008

Five medals for NZ paralympains

10:53 am on 11 September 2008

New Zealand's Paralympic team has taken its medal tally at the Beijing games to five with Christchurch swimmer Sophie Pascoe winning the breast-stroke 100 metres final last night after .

Cyclist Paula Tesoriero won bronze in the individual pursuit.

Pascoe's gold medal is the team's second after Tesoriero won the time trial.

Tesoriero beat Australia's Jayne Paris for the bronze by nearly 20 seconds at the velodrome, where

Britain has already won 12 track cycling golds.