13 May 2019

Pascoe enjoys record breaking weekend in Singapore

11:36 am on 13 May 2019

New Zealand para swimmer Sophie Pascoe enjoyed a record-breaking weekend in the pool at the world series meet in Singapore, claiming three world record and four gold medals.

New Zealand para-swimmer Sophie Pascoe.

Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Pascoe set world record times in the SM9 200m individual medley, the S9 50m freestyle and the S9 100m freestyle - though they still have to be ratified by officials.

She accounted for all New Zealand's five gold medals at the meet bar one; Cameron Leslie claimed the fifth in the men's 50m backstroke as New Zealand finished top of the medal table alongside Japan.

"My training is working. It's such a good feeling to know that what I've been doing the past few months is working, and to know that I'm not in peak condition yet," Pascoe told the World Para Swimming website.

Sophie Pascoe won four of New Zealand's five gold medals in Singapore.

Sophie Pascoe won four of New Zealand's five gold medals in Singapore. Photo: Instagram

"I didn't actually expect that time. I was expecting something about a high 2:26," said Pascoe, a nine-time Paralympic champion.

"My training is working. It's such a good feeling to know that what I've been doing the past few months is working, and to know that I'm not in peak condition yet."

The veteran of three Paralympics said she was pleased with how she had been able to control her competition jitters better in Singapore, which should come in handy as she prepares for the New Zealand nationals and world championships.

"I've had a good couple of years. I wanted 2019 to be my year and obviously, 2020 to be the ultimate, so I'm looking forward to it."

The next stop for the World Series is in Italy.

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