Sophie Pascoe finishes World Champs with fourth gold

Sophie Pascoe of New Zealand celebrates winning the Women's 50M Freestyle S9 final. Photo: Getty...
Sophie Pascoe of New Zealand celebrates winning the Women's 50M Freestyle S9 final. Photo: Getty Images
New Zealand swimmer Sophie Pascoe has signed off from the World Para Swimming Championships in London with her fourth gold medal.

She won the women's 50 metre freestyle S9 in a new championship record of 27.77 seconds.

Pascoe waved four fingers in the air in celebration. It's her 12th World Title.

Last week, the nine-time Paralympic gold medallist comfortably won the final of the women's 100 metre butterfly S9 in another championship record time.

She also claimed gold in the women's S9 100 metre backstroke and 100 metre freestyle.

Pascoe says overall she was happy with her swims this week but said there were definitely areas she wanted to work on.

"They are technical areas so that's what we will go back into the drawing board with the rest of the team and find out what we need to do to as a team to work together to perfect those little technical things going forward into Tokyo."

Pascoe was looking forward to a break before turning her focus to next year.

"I actually haven't had a break since Christmas time so it'll be good to have three weeks off I think I'll take and then sit down with the team and look into next year's programme and what needs to be done to achieve the goals and expectations that we have."

The New Zealand team finished with a total of six golds and one silver at the championships.

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