Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Kiwi swimmer Sophie Pascoe wins 11th world title in London

Kiwi para-swimmer Sophie Pascoe has claimed her 11th world championship title with victory in the S9 100m butterfly in London.

The nine-time Paralympic gold medallist won the race in 1m 04.35s, three-and-a-half seconds clear of her nearest rival.

The result brings her third gold medal of the 2019 championships.

The Cantabrian will now have a few days off, before swimming the S9 50m freestyle.

Pascoe wasn't the only Kiwi to shine in the water, with Hamish McLean setting a new Oceania record in the SM6 200m individual medley. 

McLean finished sixth with a time of 2m 53.06, wiping over three seconds off his own pre-meet personal best.

He had already lowered the Oceania mark in the heats, then returned to go even faster in the final, lowering it by a further 2.5s

Elsewhere, Celyn Edwards finished eighth in the final of the men's S8 100m butterfly, while Christopher Arbuthnott and Jesse Reynolds failed to qualify for the final of the men's S9 100m butterfly.


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