Gold, two silvers and a bronze for Paralympians

12:12 pm on 10 September 2016

New Zealand has bagged four more medals at the Paralympics, including another gold, with swimmer Mary Fisher highlighting a top day at the Rio Games.

New Zealand's Mary Fisher in action during the Womens 100m Backstroke S11 Swimming at the Rio Paralympics.

Mary Fisher in action during the women's 100m backstroke S11 at the Rio Paralympics. Photo: Photosport

Fisher produced a stunning peformance, breaking the world record twice on her way to gold and the Paralympic title in the S11 100m backstroke.

Sprinter Liam Malone, the last New Zealand athlete in action today, won silver in the men's T44 100m, to cap the four-medal day for the Kiwis.

It was an impressive morning in the Rio pool for New Zealand, with swimmer Sophie Pascoe finishing second in the women's 50m freestyle final.

Pascoe, who claimed six medals at the 2012 London Paralympics, was the first New Zealander in the pool, and lost out on gold to Canadian rival Aurelie Rivard, who broke the world record in her Paralympic winning swim.

New Zealand won its second bronze of the Games with Rory McSweeney finishing third in the men's javelin final.

Sophie Pascoe

Sophie Pascoe Photo: Photosport

New Zealand now has two gold, two silver and two bronze medals in Rio to sit 10th on the overall medal table.

Pascoe's silver was New Zealand's 200th Paralympic medal, with McSweeney the country's 201st, Fisher's the 202nd and Malone's the 203rd.

Fisher entered this morning's final more than one second faster than her nearest competitor China's Liwen Cai.

Earlier today 19-year-old sprinter Jacob Phillips finished eighth in the men's T35 100m final.

Track cyclists Amanda Cameron and Hannah van Kampen (sighted pilot) produced a personal best time of 1:11.737 in the women's B 1000m time trial, finishing sixth.

The tandem pairing of Emma Foy and Laura Thompson (sighted pilot) finished agonisingly short of a medal in fourth place with a time of 1:10.187.

Byron Raubenheimer finished 11th in the men's Kilo.