SOPHIE PASCOE has won another World Championship Title, this time in the Women’s 100m S9 Backstroke and came within a whisker of adding her name to another World Record.
The 26-year-old set a new Commonwealth Record during the heat in a time of 1:08.56 stopping the clock even faster in the final in 1:07.49, just outside the current World Record of 1:07.41.
Today’s title is the 10th World Title for the Christchurch Swimmer.
Christchurch’s CELYN EDWARDS, the flag bearer at the Championships’ Opening Ceremony also produced a Personal Best, wiping one and a half seconds off his previous best, finishing sixth in the Men’s 100m Backstroke S8 in a time of 1:12.94.
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