9 Sep 2012

Pascoe earns sixth medal

8:25 pm on 9 September 2012

The Canterbury swimmer Sophie Pascoe has won her sixth medal of the London Paralympics, rounding out her campaign with silver in the 100 metres breaststroke.

Pascoe will leave London with a total of three golds and three silvers.

She finished the race in 1 minute 18.38 seconds.

Ukraine swimmer Khrystyna Yurchenko won the gold medal, while Harriet Lee from Great Britain won bronze.

Paralympics New Zealand's High Performance Director Malcolm Humm says the London games have produced many memorable moments, with Sophie Pascoe gaining six medals one of the highlights.

He says the team was aiming for 18 medals, and came away with 17, including six golds.

Personal best for Prendergast

Tim Prendergast came fifth in the final of the T13 Men's 800 metres with a time of 1 minute 55.33 seconds, a personal best.

The event was won by Algeria's Abdellatif Baka, with a time of 1 minute 53.01 seconds.

David Korir of Kenya came in second with a time of 1 minute 53.16 seconds and Abdelillah Mame of Morocco was third in 1 minute 53.40 seconds.