The Hamilton native won the women’s S10 backstroke in a world-record time of one minute 5.90 seconds!Mortimer also won gold in the 50-metre freestyle event in world-record time last week. (look at that smile! Enjoy every second of your triumph, Summer! You earned it!!)
Sophie Pasco of New Zealand, who led Mortimer by a half second at the turn, took the silver in 1:06.69.
Shireen Shapiro of South Africa was third in 1:09.02 while Aurelie Rivard of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., was fifth.
The S10 classification is defined as minimal physical impairment. Mortimer broke most of the bones in her feet in a trampoline accident in 2008.
Elsewhere in the pool, Benoit Huot of Montreal won bronze men’s S10 backstroke.
Earlier in the day, Marco Dispaltro of St-Jerome, Que., and Josh Vander Vies of Vancouver defeated British brothers Stephen and Peter McGuire 8-2 in the bronze-medal match of the BC4 mixed pairs category.
GO CANADA GO!!