Canada’s Summer Mortimer celebrates winning gold in the women’s 50m freestyle – S10 swimming event at the London 2012 Paralympic Games!
Canada has won another gold medal in the pool at the Paralympics.
Summer Mortimer of Hamilton finished first in the women’s S10 50-metre freestyle event in a world-record time of 28.10 seconds.
Sophie Pascoe of New Zealand was second in 28.24 while Elodie Lorandi of France was third in 28.67.
The S10 classification is defined as minimal physical impairment. Mortimer broke most of the bones in her feet in a trampoline accident in 2008.
Her victory comes a day after fellow Canadian Benoit Huot also won gold in the pool in world-record time.
He finished the men’s S10 200-metre individual medley in two minutes 10.01 seconds to earn Canada’s first gold of the Games.
Mortimer won a silver in the women’s 200 IM on Thursday.
Meanwhile, Calgary’s Brianna Nelson captured a silver medal Friday in the women’s S7 50-metre butterfly while Nathan Stein of Maple Ridge, B.C., took silver in the men’s S10 50 freestyle.
Nelson finished in a time of 36.03 seconds. Australian Jacqueline Freney won the gold in 35.16.
Stein raced to silver in 23.58 while Andre Brasil of Brazil won gold in a world-record time of 23.16.
Go CANADA GO!!