Paralympic swimmer Sophie Pascoe has added another silver medal, bringing her medal to six.
Pascoe rounded out her 2012 Paralympic campaign with another silver medal to add to her three golds and two silvers in the pool.
Swimming in the S10 class, the 19-year old produced a career best 1:19.28 to set an Oceania record and qualify second fastest for the final. She then returned to repeat the performance by swimming nearly a second better in the final in 1:18.30, just a shade off the winner Khrystyna Yurchenko, of the Ukraine, in 1:17.81.
Pascoe felt things had gone to plan in the heat, and was ready for a drag race in her final night at the London Aquatics centre, "it's going to be quick, I've just got to go out there and give it everything I've got."
The Cantabrian emerged a hero from the pool, finishing no less than second in all 12 of her races. Six heats and six finals.
"I'm incredibly rapt to finish the games off like that, my ultimate goal was to get on the podium and that's what I've done. I've taken two second off my entry [to the games] time. I'm finished and had a great campaign and a successful one," said Pascoe, a mix of jubilation and relief.
Pascoe and bronze medallist Harriet Lee of Great Britain couldn't be separated at the split, turning in 36:90, three hundredths of a second behind the race winner.
"I just gave it hell for leather on the way back. I just wanted to hold on as much as I could and I did."
While every one of her London medals are something to celebrate, Pascoe felt her gold on opening night set the wheels in motion for such an amazing run.
"My 200 IM definitely was a great start to the meet, and I didn't expect the time I saw up there on the board, and I guess I'll be reflecting on that on the way home on the plane, just how well I've done."
She also openly stated that swimming will continue to be her career for the foreseeable future.
"I'm still hungry for more, I love the competition, I love the feeling of what people pay to feel and that's the adrenaline rush and I want to have that again."
"You'll see me back," and turning silver into gold is also a massive driver to keep on trucking, "they're PBs in all of those silver races but, yeah, it makes me hungrier for more."
- © Fairfax NZ News
Are you going to Cup Day today?Related story: Chanelle set for 'crazy week'