Canada's Aurelie Rivard sets world record, wins 3rd gold medal at Paralympics

Sep 16 2016, 9:29 am

Canada’s Aurelie Rivard has won another gold medal at the Rio Paralympic Games, winning the 400-metre freestyle S10 race in a world record time. This is Rivard’s third gold medal at these Games, and the second time she has set a new world record.

The 20-year-old from St-Jean-sur-Richelieu swam the race in a time of 4:29.96, smashing the previous world record of 4:32.79. She finished a remarkable 5.13 seconds ahead of Monique Murphy of Australia and 5.53 ahead of Elodie Lorandi of France, who captured silver and bronze respectively.

Canada now has 24 medals in Rio (7 gold, 9 silver, 8 bronze), placing our country 12th on the medal table.

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