Aurelie Rivard captured Canada’s first gold medal of the Tokyo Paralympics in spectacular trend.
The 25-year-old from Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, Que., smashed her personal world report in each her heats and closing of the 100-metre freestyle on Saturday.
Brent Lakatos added a silver medal on the observe, within the males’s 5,000 metres. Canada has eight medals via 4 days in Tokyo.
Rivard, who was born with an underdeveloped left hand, touched the wall in 58.14 seconds, beating Chantalle Zijderveld of the Netherlands by greater than two seconds.
The medal was Rivard’s second in Tokyo, and the seventh Paralympic medal of her profession. She was named Canada’s flag-bearer for the closing ceremony in Rio after her triple gold-medal efficiency on the 2016 Olympics.
The Paralympics are Rivard’s first competitors for the reason that COVID-19 pandemic started.