Pascoe rewrites own record

New Zealand's Sophie Pascoe set the women's 50m freestyle (S9) world record of 27.69 seconds at the Singapore World Para Swimming World Series yesterday. The 26-year-old, a nine-time Paralympic champion, won the event with 1,041 points. She held the
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New Zealand's Sophie Pascoe set the women's 50m freestyle (S9) world record of 27.69 seconds at the Singapore World Para Swimming World Series yesterday.

The 26-year-old, a nine-time Paralympic champion, won the event with 1,041 points.

She held the previous world record of 28.14sec in the S9 classification, which she set in February.

The seven-leg series, which is making a stop in Singapore for the first time this year, concludes today.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 12, 2019, with the headline 'Pascoe rewrites own record'. Print Edition | Subscribe