Well done Sophie

September 2nd, 2012 at 11:44 am by David Farrar

Stuff reports:

New Zealand’s Sophie Pascoe has won her second gold, and third medal, of the Paralympics with a world record time in the S10 100m butterfly.

The 19-year-old, who won gold in the S10 200m individual medley and silver in the S10 50m freestyle, set a new world record of 1:04:43, almost half a second faster than the world record she set in the heats.

She was not challenged in the final, beating out the silver emdal winner Oliwia Jablonska of Poland by four seconds while bronze went to Elodie Lorandi of France who was a further second back.

Pascoe now needs just one more gold medal to equal the three golds and a silver she secured in Beijing four years ago, and has three more events up her sleeve.

What a great achievement, and she is still so young. Here’s hoping for more medals.

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3 Responses to “Well done Sophie”

  1. lilman (1,178 comments) says:

    My Halberg winner!!!!!!

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  2. Hamnida (905 comments) says:

    Another state school medal. Well done Sophie.

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  3. Grendel (1,064 comments) says:

    geez you will do anything to sponge off others success wont you.

    hell in your world she should not be allowed to have so many medals, should she not share them equally? if there is a maximum salary in your little gestapo world, surely there is a maximum number of medals you can win.

    the reality is that this has nothing to do with what kind of school she went to. its all to do with the drive and determination of a single individual and the team she built around herself. the olympics is about individual achievement, not something you get when you want to set maximum achievement and take from one person by force to give to another.

    but congrats for politicising yet another event, at least this time you were not trying to politicise someones death.

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