Six for Pas­coe

Sunday Star-Times - - SPORT -

Para swim­ming: So­phie Pas­coe closed out her na­tional short course cham­pi­onships cam­paign in style, with an­other world record-break­ing ef­fort at the Sir Owen G. Glenn Na­tional Aquatic Cen­tre in Auck­land on Fri­day night. The 24-year-old from Christchurch ended an out­stand­ing meet, by re­claim­ing the 210 100m but­ter­fly world record, with a time of 1:03.13, beat­ing the record held by Aus­tralian Paige Leon­hardt, by al­most four sec­onds. It meant Pas­coe came away with six world records, hav­ing set seven if you count that on Wed­nes­day she did so twice in the SM10 200m in­di­vid­ual med­ley – first in the heats, be­fore bet­ter­ing her mark in the fi­nal. ‘‘It’s been a plea­sure to be back home to race and be a part of a great week,’’ Pas­coe said.

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