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Tokyo Paralympics: Maisie Summers-Newton and combined relay workforce add swimming golds – NewsEverything NorthernIreland

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Venue: Tokyo, Japan Dates: 24 August-5 September Time in Tokyo: BST +8
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Maisie Summers-Newton received her second gold of the Tokyo Paralympics with victory within the SB6 100m breaststroke.

There was additionally gold for the Nice Britain S14 combined 4x100m freestyle workforce of Reece Dunn, Bethany Firth, Jessica-Jane Applegate and Jordan Catchpole.

Within the first staging of the occasion on the Video games, GB completed 5.41 seconds away from Australia.

And Paralympic debutant Grace Harvey took silver within the SB5 100m breaststroke.

Harvey went in because the quickest qualifier however Ukraine’s Yelyzaveta Mereshko proved too robust within the remaining.

Summers-Newton, 19, had received gold in Thursday’s SM6 200m particular person medley, due to a robust breaststroke leg.

The Northampton swimmer confirmed her class once more, setting a brand new Video games file within the morning heats earlier than bettering it once more within the remaining as she beat China’s world file holder Liu Daomin in a time of 1 minute 32.34 seconds with Ellie Simmonds in fourth (1:39.94).

“Simply coming to the Video games was an enormous expertise for me,” stated Summers-Newton. “I used to be coming to essentially take pleasure in it and these two medals have simply put the icing on the cake. I can not consider it.”

Bethany Firth, Reece Dunn and Jessica-Jane Applegate celebrate
Firth, Dunn and Applegate are actually world and Paralympic champions

The relay workforce had received the occasion when it was staged on the 2019 World Championship in London and went into the Paralympic remaining as robust favourites.

Dunn, already the holder of a gold and silver medal, went up towards Brazil’s Gabriel Bandeira on the opening leg and though Bandeira took a slim lead, each Firth and Applegate, silver and bronze medallists within the 200m freestyle, saved them effectively in contact.

And Catchpole shortly overhauled Australia’s Madeleine McTernan on the ultimate leg to present GB their second gold of the day within the pool.

“All of us race individually so it’s such a pleasant feeling coming collectively,” stated Applegate, who’s showing in her third Video games. “You do really feel a stress in your shoulders as a result of you’ll be able to’t let the workforce down.

“However we thrive beneath that stress and we all know that all of us need it actually badly and to return away with a gold medal and a world file, it does not get a lot better than that.”

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