Tokyo Paralympics: Nikita Howarth in breaststroke final after disqualification of hat winner

New Zealand's Nikita Howarth has reached the final of the women's 100m breaststroke SB7.

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New Zealand’s Nikita Howarth has reached the final of the women’s 100m breaststroke SB7.

Nikita Howarth makes it to the finals of the women’s 100m breaststroke SB7 at the Tokyo Paralympics.

Swimming in the fifth lane, Howarth finished second in the second heat at 1.36.05 when race-winning Canadian Abby Tripp was disqualified on Wednesday.

Howarth had the third fastest summer time.

The women’s 100m breaststroke SB7 final will take place on Wednesday at 8.07pm NZ time.

Maria Pavlova of the Russian Olympic Committee won the initial heat at 1.33.15.

Howarth enjoyed the successful 2016 Rio Paralympics, winning gold in the 200m individual medley SM7 and bronze in the 50m Butterfly S7.

She finished seventh in the 100m breaststroke SB8 final in Rio.

The 22-year-old will also swim in the 50-meter butterfly S7 at the Games on Friday.

More to come

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