Sophie Pascoe wins gold again

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Swimmer Sophie Pascoe won her second gold medal of the Tokyo Paralympics with victory in the 200 metre individual medley.

Sophie Pascoe has now won four medals at the Tokyo Paralympics.
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Pascoe lead from the front to finish in a time of 2:32.73 just ahead of Hungary’s Zsofia Konkoly and Spain’s Nuria Marques Soto in the SM8 classification.

Pascoe’s latest gold is her 19th Paralympic medal in total and fourth of these Games.

New Zealand’s most decorated Paralympian, won her first gold medal in Tokyo on Tuesday in the S9 100 metres freestyle, having already claimed silver in the 100m breaststroke and bronze in the 100 metres backstroke.

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The Cantabrian will wrap her fourth Paralympics on Thursday when she competes in the 100 metre butterfly.

New Zealand swimmer Jesse Reynolds at the Tokyo Paralympics.

Jesse Reynolds
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Jesse Reynolds finished seventh in the men’s 200 metre SM8 individual medley.

Reynolds qualified seventh fastest for the final.

Nikita Howarth finished fourth in the 100 metre breaststroke SB7 classification.

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2016 Rio Paralympic Games - Swimming - Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - New Zealand's Nikita Howarth competes in the Women's 200m IM - SM7 Heat.

Nikita Howarth
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The 22-year-old from Te Awamutu qualifed third fastest for the final but missed out on a medal.

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Russian Paralympic Committee’s Mariia Pavlova won the gold medal, America’s Jessica Long took silver and Australia’s Tiffany Thomas-Kane touched for bronze.

Howarth, who is at her third Paralympics, will be back in the pool in the 50m butterfly on Friday.

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