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Sophie Pascoe qualified for the third fastest women’s 100m freestyle S9 final in Tokyo.
An enthusiastic, passionate Sophie Pascoe finally won the gold medal in the women’s 100m freestyle S9 final in Tokyo, earning the top 10 in her Paralympic medal collection.
Twenty-four hours after the Kiwi champion, the pool side broke. After winning the first bronze of his career, Pascoe led the way all Tuesday and won the 10th gold medal of his career.
She got out of trouble and won the final in 1 minute 02.37 seconds, beating Spain’s Sarai Gaskin by 0.4 seconds as she closed quickly.
Pascoe looked very happy and he put his hand on his face when he saw the result, then his emotions were stirred and there were some tears in the pool which had been intense for some days.
This was Pascoe’s 18th notable medal after winning silver and bronze in his first two events in Tokyo, and he will try to win 20 more at two and four Paralympics on Wednesday and Thursday.