NZ Paralympians continue to shine in Rio

By Moana Makapelu Lee

New Zealand Paralympians continue to capitalise on their winning streak on day four of the Rio Paralympic Games.

With nine medals already in the bag, Paralympics NZ's goal of achieving 18 medals by the end of competition looks promising.

Swimmer Sophie Pascoe has beaten her own Paralympic World Record from the London 2012 Paralympic games by five seconds. Pascoe claimed gold in the Women's 200m individual medley SM10, taking out her third medal including second gold at this year's Paralympic Games. 

Para-cycling pair Emma Foy, Ngāpuhi, and Laura Thompson rode their way to a silver victory in the Women's B 3000m Individual Pursuit Final finishing a mere three seconds behind British pair Lora Turnham and Corrine Hall.

Silver medallist Liam Malone was back on the track again today in the hopes of a medal repeat in the heats of the Men's 200m T44. Malone qualified with the fastest time of 21.33 seconds ahead of tomorrow's finals.

Despite winning NZ's first gold, a second medal in the Women's 100m T47 final wasn't to be for Anna Grimaldi who came away fourth place. But that didn’t stop her from showing the American winner Deja Young huge congratulations.