Australian Maddison Elliott won her second gold medal in a row in the women’s 50m freestyle, taking the 15 year-old’s medal tally to three at Montreal 2013 (30.31 seconds) – two gold and one silver. She leads Canadian Morgan Bird and Ukraine’s Kateryna Istomina onto the podium.
The Netherland’s 19 year-old Marlou van der Kulk wins her third gold of Montreal 2013 in the women’s 200m individual medley SM14 (2:30.77). Brit Jessica-Jane Applegate wins her fourth medal in second place and team mate Chloe Davis in third.
Adding to the delight of team New Zealand, 20 year-old Sophie Pascoe broke her own world record in the women’s 50m freestyle S10 (27.78 seconds) for her fifth world title at the end of a great week. France’s Elodie Lorandi concludes her world championship campaign with a silver and new European record (28.35 seconds). 17 year-old Canadian Aurelie Rivard finished in bronze, showing this classification has a very bright future indeed.
Mary Fisher, who has shone incredibly brightly this week by collecting five gold medals, rounded off a fantastic night, and championships, for the New Zealand team. Fisher won the 200m individual medley SM11 (2:50.25) ahead of German Daniel Schulte and Swede Maja Reichard. New Zealand finish the medal table in fourth, a huge improvement on their Eindhoven 2010 performance of 19th place.
Valerie Grand’Maison kept the home crowds happy by winning gold in the women’s 100m freestyle S13, becoming the world champion in that event for the second time after missing out at Eindhoven in 2010 (1:00.40). American Rebecca Anne Meyers collects silver and Russia’s Anna Krivshina bronze.
Brit Eleanor Simmonds retained her world title in the women’s 100m freestyle S6, finishing in first ahead of Italian Emanuela Romano and German Tanja Groepper.
Stephanie Millward and Amy Marren of Great Britain followed through on their one-two in the heats with a gold and silver in the final of the women’s 100m backstroke S9. Millward takes gold (1:10.56) whilst 15 year-old Amy Marren takes silver and American Elizabeth Smith, bronze.