13 Sep 2016

Pascoe takes gold, smashes another record

10:00 am on 13 September 2016

Rio 2016 Paralympics - New Zealand swimmer Sophie Pasoce has won gold in the women's 100m butterfly S10, after breaking two Paralympic records in quick succession.

Sophie Pascoe during the Womens 200m Individual Medley SM10 Swimming at the Rio Paralympics. 11 September 2016

Sophie Pascoe at the end of her 200m individual medley gold-medal winning race. Photo: Photosport

Pascoe swam a time of 1 minute 2.65 seconds - almost two seconds faster than her heat time, where she had also broken the record.

The gold is Pascoe's third at Rio and comes came a day after smashing the record in the women's 200m individual medley SM10 event.

She has now equalled New Zealand record for the most Paralympic medals won by an individual athlete along with Eve Rimmer's 14 medals.

In other racing, Mary Fisher finished sixth in the women's 50m freestyle S11 final.

New Zealand has now won five golds, three silver and two bronze and sit 11th on the medal table.

In athletics, long jumper William Stedman briefly set a new world's best jump of 5.35 metres on his first attempt in the Men's T36 event, but his record was subsequently exceeded by other Paralympians and he finished fifth.

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