Three Medals for Sophie

19-year-old Christchurch swimming star Sophie Pascoe broke a world record and took three medals in the pool at the London Paralympics, two golds and a silver. Pascoe’s first gold saw her set a new world best of 2min 28.73sec, defending the 200m individual medley title she won in Beijing four years ago by six seconds. “It was quite unexpected,” Pascoe, a below-the-knee amputee, said of her achievements. “I would have been happy with a 27 but a 25, I’m absolutely stoked.” She won a second gold in the 100m butterfly and silver in the 50m freestyle. In other events, Northland cyclist Fiona Southorn, 44, won New Zealand’s first medal of the London Games, a bronze, in the women’s individual pursuit, while Philipa Gray and Laura Thompson also won bronze in the women’s 1km cycling time trial.

Image credit: Sophie Pascoe official website.


Tags: 2012 London Paralympics  bronze medal  cycling  Fiona Southorn  France 24  gold medal  Laura Thompson  Philipa Gray  silver medal  Sophie Pascoe  

Bayern Munich and Nuremberg Share Sarpreet Singh

Bayern Munich and Nuremberg Share Sarpreet Singh

It has been just over a year since Sarpreet Singh, 21, officially joined the Bundesliga giants, Bayern Munich, at number 10. The former Wellington Phoenix player is not only the first…