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Paralympics: Maisie Summers-Newton claims Great Britain’s fifth gold medal

Maisie Summers-Newton beats idol Ellie Simmonds to claim GB’s fifth Paralympic gold as the 19-year-old smashes the world record in the SM6 200m individual medley – after Tully Kearney’s S5 100m freestyle victory

  • Maisie Summers-Newton is a Paralympic champion following win on Thursday 
  • The 19-year-old held off the challegne of Ukraine’s Yelyzaveta Mereshko
  • Her GB team-mate Ellie Simmonds – who inspired her to swim – finished fifth

Maisie Summers-Newton has become a Paralympic champion following an impressive victory in the SM6 200m individual medley final on Thursday. 

The 19-year-old took charge of the race at the halfway point and held off the challenge of Ukraine’s Yelyzaveta Mereshko to win in a world-record time.

Her Paralympics GB team-mate Ellie Simmonds – who inspired her to swim – finished fifth. 

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Maisie Summers-Newton is a Paralympic champion after win in SM6 200m individual medley

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