Medals and a Record
Seventeen-year-old swimmer Sophie Pascoe has won four medals at the 21 IPC Swimming World Championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands, with her first gold in the women’s 1m butterfly and in world record time. She knocked more than half-a-second from the previous record set 16 years ago at the 1996 Paralympics. Pascoe also won the silver medal in the 5m freestyle, silver in the 2m medley and bronze in the 1m breaststroke. The IPC Swimming World Championships run from 15-21 August. New Zealand has a five-person team competing at the event.