(LONDON, ENGLAND) – Summer Mortimer of Ancaster, Ont., won the gold medal and broke her world record in the women’s S10 50-metre freestyle in swimming action Friday at the Paralympic Games. The victory highlighted a triple medal performance for Canada in the pool.
Mortimer clocked 28.10 seconds to lower her previous best of 28.17 set at the Paralympic Games swimming trials in Montreal this past spring. Mortimer fended off a strong challenge from American Susan Scott second in 28.24. Elodie Lorandi of France was third in 28.95.
‘’It hasn’t me hit me yet that I won gold,’’ said Mortimer, 19, a silver medallist Thursday in the 200 IM. ‘’It’s surreal. It’s great I couldn’t be happier. I wanted this race, I was mad at anybody who was going to try and take it from me. That worked. Pure hard-core determination.’’