5 Sep 2012

Pascoe wins silver in the backstroke

10:29 am on 5 September 2012

The Canterbury swimmer Sophie Pascoe has won her fourth medal at the London Paralympic Games, with a silver in the 100 metres S10 backstroke.

Canada's Summer Ashley Mortimer won the gold by just .79 of a second.

Pascoe turned in world record time at the split and broke the former world record time but Mortimer eclipsed her own world record to clinch the gold in a minute 5.9 seconds.

Pascoe's silver brings New Zealand's medal tally to 12, the country is 10th on the overall table. China leads ahead of Australia and the USA.

North Shore's Daniel Holt finished just over one second off the bronze medal in the 400 metre S13 final, beating his personal best and the Oceania record for the second time on the day.