In Brief: Goh sixth in her heat, finishes 12th overall

Theresa Goh finished sixth in Heat One of the women's 200m freestyle S5.
Theresa Goh finished sixth in Heat One of the women's 200m freestyle S5.PHOTO: REUTERS

Goh sixth in her heat, finishes 12th overall

Singapore's Theresa Goh finished sixth in Heat One of the women's 200m freestyle S5 yesterday, after stopping the clock at 4min 2.37sec.

Israel's Inbal Pezaro won the race in 3:03.35. Norway's Sarah Louise Rung won Heat Two in 2:54.73.

Goh was 12th overall after the heats. The top eight swimmers progressed to the final.


Belarus official banned for carrying Russia flag

Andrei Fomochkin, a member of the Belarus delegation who carried a Russian flag at the opening ceremony to support his country's near-neighbour that is banned from the Paralympics, was stripped of his accreditation yesterday.

His action fell foul of the International Paralympic Committee's ban on political gestures.

REUTERS

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