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New Zealand wins two golds on first day of Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships

People in a group at the airport The New Zealand team at the airport. Image credit: Paralympics New Zealand

With one day of swimming complete at this year’s  Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships in Pasadena, California, New Zealand has captured two golds.  Vision impaired swimmer Mary Fisher won both, a gold in the women’s 100m butterfly and a gold in the women’s 50m freestyle.



Two New Zealand swimmers put up fourth place finishes in falling just out of medal range. S9 classified Jesse Reynolds finished fourth in the men’s 400m freestyle and S9 classified Georgia Gray finish fourth in the women’s 50m freestyle.  Reynolds, Daniel Gaualofa and Fisher all set personal bests on the day.


Four members of the team competed at the 2012 Summer Paralympics, including Pascoe, Fisher, Howarth and Dubber.  Dubber is returning to the team after an absence from international competition following the Paralympic Games.  Gray, Clement, Gaualofa and Arbuthnott are all are making their international debut at the competition.

Table of results.

First day of results. Image credit: Paralympics New Zealand



Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2569 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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