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Sophie Pascoe pulls out of Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships

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Yesterday, New Zealander swimmer Sophie Pascoe announced she had pulled out of the Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships because of health issues.  In Great Britain for the recently completed Commonwealth Games, she plans to return to New Zealand to recover and to spend time with her family.



Pascoe left the Commonwealth Games with gold in the 200m individual medley SM10 final and the 100m breaststroke SB9.  She came into the Games with health issues and had struggled with the during its entirety.  Pascoe was originally scheduled to compete in the  women’s S10 100m butterfly, 50m freestyle, 400m freestyle, 100m backstroke, 100m freestyle and the SB9 100m breaststroke events at the Pan Pacifics.


The  Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships are scheduled to get underway tomorrow in Pasadena, California and end on August 10.   Swimmers from North and South America, Oceania and South Africa are scheduled to compete at the event.  It is the major international event this year for most swimmers based outside of Europe.

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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