Sophie Pascoe is using a good old fashioned junk food binge as motivation to propel her to further glory in London after New Zealand's paralympic perfectionist added another medal to her haul yesterday.
The Christchurch teenager claimed her second gold defending her 100m butterfly title in a world record time of 1:04.43 to complement the gold she won on Friday and the silver on Saturday.
More precious metal beckons with three races left in her glittering campaign providing her a royal chance of bettering her Beijing paralympics haul of three golds and a silver.
Pascoe swims tomorrow night in one of her best events, the 200m backstroke. She is expected to bag another gold leaving her two further medal winning opportunities later in the week.
"The 200m backstroke is a peak event of mine and I want to do a PB and show the crowd what I've got," Pascoe said.
Following her first gold medal Pascoe rewarded herself with dessert for the first time in weeks.
She revealed yesterday a trip to "McDonald's" was high on her agenda when her campaign ends later this week.
For now though her coach Roly Crichton was cracking the whip with a gym and pool tune-up session planned today before she takes the plunge again tomorrow.
"They are two crucial days . . . we have training sessions planned and it's about getting the little things like touches and turns perfect."
Pascoe was guilty of letting a bit of time slip in her latest demolition job with a poor touch at the end. That's the sort of thing she is looking to improve with the second half of her meeting looming.
"I didn't do a perfect touch against the wall, and I'm a real critical person on myself, but I can't complain, getting a world record and a gold medal.
"I guess I just didn't time it right, it's those little things that show it does count, but I guess I got there.
"Tonight it was about racing the clock and that's what it is all the time. You want to go out and do PBs, it's not about the medal."
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