Sophie Pascoe Lowers Own World Record

Kiwi Paralympic swimmer Sophie Pascoe has lowered her own S10 100m fly World Record to 1:02.60 on the fourth day of competition at the 2016 New Zealand Open Championships.

“I was hoping for a 1:03 low. When I saw 1:02.60 I was pleasantly surprised but I wanted a strong national to show all the others beginning their nationals that I am on form for Rio,” said Pascoe, as reported in Swimming World Magazine.

She will represent New Zealand for a third time in Rio this summer.

“World Record in tonight’s 100m fly at nationals super stoked to do a PB by 1.12 seconds, even surprised myself. Thanks so much for all the support from everyone and all the messages coming through, really appreciate it. Bring on the last day of racing tomorrow, Last one fast one,” the swimmer posted on Instagram.

In April 2015, Pascoe established the World Record with a 1:03.72.

This year, she took the first 50 out three quarters of a second faster than in 2015 and even managed to bring it back home quicker as well for a final standard of 1:02.60.

The swimmer holds ten Paralympic medals including six Golds. She also boasts five gold, three silver and five bronze medals at World Championships.

Article Source: Swim Swam, Stephen Parsons, March 31, 2016

Image Source: Twitter –  NZ Paralympic Team

Tags: 2016 New Zealand Open Championships  Auckland  Paralympics  Sophie Pascoe  Swim Swam  Swimming  

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