. Aurelie Rivard captures Canada’s 1st gold medal at Tokyo Paralympics « JO LEE MAGAZINE

Global News – Aurelie Rivard has captured Canada’s first gold medal of the Tokyo Paralympics.

The 26-year-old from Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, Que., smashed her own world record in both her heats and final of the 100-metre freestyle on Saturday.

Rivard, who was born with an underdeveloped left hand, touched the wall in 58.14 seconds, beating Chantalle Zijderveld of the Netherlands by more than two seconds.

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