9 Aug 2014

Two more golds for Para-swimmers

1:36 pm on 9 August 2014

The New Zealand swimming team has claimed two golds and one silver on the second day of the Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships in California.

Mary Fisher and Nikita Howarth won the 400 metre freestyle and 50 metre butterfly respectively.

The finals session started with the women's 400 freestyle and Rebecca Dubber swam a brilliant race to claim the silver medal in her fastest time of 05:32.07 since the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

Mary Fisher was not to be outdone by her team-mate and swam a personal best of 05:18.12 to claim the gold medal.

After a personal best in her heat swim of 0:36.28 in the women's 50 buttefly, Nikita Howarth was the fastest qualifier for the final.

She led from the start in the medal race to record a very fast 0:35.35, another personal best and good enough for the gold.

The New Zealand medal tally stands at four gold and one silver.