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Pascoe crowned NZ swimmer of the year

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 10/04/2017

Another prolific Paralympics campaign has earned Sophie Pascoe the top gong at the New Zealand swimming awards.

Pascoe was crowned swimmer of the year following her haul at Rio last August, where she scooped three gold medals and two silvers.

It made the 24-year-old from Christchurch the most decorated Paralympian in New Zealand history, with nine golds and six silvers.

Pascoe, who ended the year ranked No.1 in the world for the 100m butterfly, 100m backstroke and 200m individual medley, was named New Zealand para swimmer of the year.

Among the other category award winners were international swimmer of the year Lauren Boyle, who was ninth in the 800m freestyle and 14th in the 400m freestyle at the Rio Olympics.

Fellow-Rio Olympian Bradlee Ashby was named national swimmer of the year for his individual medley record-breaking deeds while Kane Radford won the open water award.

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