Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Kiwi swimmer Sophie Pascoe grabs 10th world title in London

Sophie Pascoe celebrates her world title in London
Sophie Pascoe celebrates her world title in London. Photo credit: Photosport

Kiwi para-swimmer Sophie Pascoe has captured her 10th world championship title with victory in the S9 100m backstroke in London.

The result brings her second gold medal of the 2019 championships, as she clocked 1m 07.49s, less than a tenth of a second outside the world record.

The Cantabrian began the meet with victory in the S9 100m freestyle with 1m 00.20s on Monday - within half a second of her own world mark - and will also contest the 100m butterfly and 50m freestyle this week.

New Zealand also claimed a silver medal, when Tupo Neiufi finished second in the S8 100m backstroke, clocking 1m 16.37s.

"I definitely felt nervous, but I just kept telling myself, trust the process and everything," she said. "I've done all the work, I've done all the hard yards and all I need to do is show everyone how it is."

Neiufi has two more medal opportunities this week, racing over 50m freestyle and 200m individual medley.

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