Paralympics 2012

Backstroke bronze for Sapiro

2012-09-04 19:56
Shireen Sapiro (File)
Cape Town - South Africa's Shireen Sapiro has claimed a bronze medal in the women's backstroke S10 final at the London Paralympic Games on Tuesday evening.

Defending champion Sapiro finished third in a time of 1:09.02 - breaking her own African record which she set in qualifying earlier on Tuesday.

Canada's Summer Ashley Mortimer won gold in a new world record time of 1:05.90, with New Zealand's Sophie Pascoe winning silver in 1:06.69.

Earlier in the day Sapiro set a new African record when she clocked 1:09.46 to book her spot in the final.

She made headlines at the Games last week when she was disqualified from the heats of the women's 100m butterfly S10 for failing to arrive on time.

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