Leading the way in the Women’s S7 100m Backstroke was Rebecca Dubber who achieved her first International gold medal, winning the title in 01:25.67.
Rebecca was closely followed by Nikita Howarth who took the Bronze medal in another personal best time of 01:27.61. In the Women’s S11 100m Backstroke Mary Fisher swam a very fast 1:18.94 to secure her 4th gold medal of the meet in yet another PB time.
In the Men’s 100m Freestyle Jesse Reynolds competed in the S9 class. In a world class field Jesse recorded another PB and finished 8th in a time of 01:00.48. In the Men’s S10 100m final Daniel Gaualofa also finished in 8th position.
In the Men’s 100m Breaststroke finals NZ were represented by Christopher Arbuthnott and Daniel Gaualofa in the SB9 classification. The boys finished in 6th and 7th position respectively in yet another world class field.
The PNZ Swim team has now won 6 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze medal.
Today sees the swimmers back in action competing in the Men’s and Women’s 200m Individual Medley and the Men’s 100m Backstroke.
Results for Day 3 finals:
|Day 3: Friday 8 August (US time) and Saturday 9 August (NZT)|
|Mary Fisher||Women’s 100m Backstroke|
|Rebecca Dubber||Women’s 100m Backstroke|
|Nikita Howarth||Women’s 100m Backstroke|
|Jesse Reynolds||Men’s 100m Freestyle|
|Daniel Gaualofa||Men’s 100m Freestyle|
|Chris Arbuthnott||Men’s 100m Breaststroke|
|Daniel Gaualofa||Men’s 100m Breaststroke|
|Women’s 34 point 400 Medley Relay|
The 2014 Pan-Pacific Para-Swimming Championships is taking place in Pasadena, California, USA from 6 – 10 August. Swimmers from 19 countries are competing.