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News posted on Friday 27th August, 2021

Tupou Neiufi wins gold in Tokyo

Image with Tupou Neiufi stating Gold medal win in the 100m Backstroke S8 at Tokyo 2020

Paralympian Tupou Neiufi took a commanding lead to win gold in Tokyo tonight. Taking the medal tally for the New Zealand Paralympic Team to 2 medals including 1 gold and 1 silver.

Neiufi won a gold medal in the Women’s 100m Backstroke S8 in a time of 1:16.84. She went into the event ranked number 2 in the world. Neiufi took a lead early on and after the turn at 50 metres pulled away to touch the wall 1.47 seconds ahead of silver medal winner Kateryna Denysenko (Ukraine) with a time of 1:18.31. Bronze went to Jessica Long (USA) n 1:18.55

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