Sophie Pascoe now NZ’s most successful Paralympian

Ryan Boyd
Sophie Pascoe now NZ’s most successful Paralympian

It’s been a busy 5 days for Westpac Ambassador Sophie Pascoe, but all the hard work has paid off big time winning a medal in each of her Paralympic swimming events.

The massive haul of 3 gold and 2 silver takes her total number of Paralympic medals to 15, which makes her officially New Zealand’s most successful Paralympian ever, overtaking Eve Rimmer’s previous record of 14.

She had previously won 3 gold and a silver at Beijing in 2008, and 3 gold and 3 silver at London in 2012.

23 year old Pascoe, who had to have her lower left leg amputated when she was 2 following a lawn mower accident, also achieved a World Record in the Individual Medley SM10, and a Paralympic Record in the 100m butterfly S10.

So proud of you Soph!

Sophie’s Rio results

Event

Result

Time

50m freestyle S10

Silver

27.72

100m backstroke S10

Gold

1:07:04

200m IM SM10

Gold and World Record

02:24.9

100m butterfly S10

Gold and Paralympic Record

01:02.6

100m freestyle S10

 Silver

1:01.54

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