New Zealand Para-Swimmer Find Success at World Championship

New Zealand representatives are performing strongly at the 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships in Montreal. Mary Fisher today received her third gold of the competition in S11 Women’s 100m Freestyle final, achieving an Oceania record time of 1 minute, 9.61 seconds. She had already received two gold medals for S11 100m Women’s Backstroke and 50m Women’s Freestyle, and a silver for 400m Women’s Freestyle.

Other New Zealand success stories include, Paralympic gold medal winner, Sophie Pascoe, who will be bringing home gold in the Women’s 100m Breaststroke, having achieved an Oceania record time of 1 minute 17.53 seconds.

Cameron Leslie and Nikita Howarth have both achieved bronze in the Men’s 50m backstroke and S7 100m backstroke respectively.

The country is currently ranked seventh on the medals table.


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France-Based Susan Alemann off to Drive the Sahara

France-Based Susan Alemann off to Drive the Sahara

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