Sophie Pascoe secures second Commonwealth gold at Glasgow 201430.07.2014
New Zealander has now won 14 major titles at just 21 years old
England’s Ollie Hynd was the other gold medallist in the men’s 200m individual medley SM8, an event he will compete in at the IPC Swimming European Championships which start on Monday (4 August).
New Zealand’s Sophie Pascoe secured her second gold medal of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on Tuesday (29 July), the penultimate night of swimming competition, with victory in the women’s 200m individual medley SM10.
The world record holder, who is also a two-time Paralympic champion in the event, was never in trouble as she took gold in 2:27.74, to add to the 100m breaststroke SB9 gold she won on Sunday (27 July).
Pascoe has now won six Paralympic golds, six world and two Commonwealth titles, despite being just 21 years old.
Silver went to Australia’s Katherine Downie (2:31.98), whilst bronze was claimed by Canada’s Aurelie Rivard (2:32.09).
Pascoe’s win concluded the para-swimming events at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Australia’s dominated the pool with Rowan Crothers winning the men’s 100m freestyle S9, Daniel Fox, the 200m freestyle S14, and 15-year-old Madison Elliott, the women’s 100m freestyle S8. Crothers and Elliott also broke world records in their respective events.
On Thursday (31 August), wheelchair racers will take centre stage at Hampden Park in the men’s and women’s 1,500m T54 finals.
For more information on the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, please visit the event website.