Philippines and Vietnam obtain first medals while Pascoe sets second World Record

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Sophie Pascoe (NZL) broke her second World Record in the Women’s 50m Freestyle, to loud cheers by the crowd at OCBC Aquatic Centre this evening. The six-time Paralympian finished first place with a time of 27.69s (1041 points), against the previous World Record timing of 28.14s, which Sophie herself had held.

Her win brought the third gold to Team New Zealand today. Adding another two golds today, Russia currently holds the most gold medals amongst 26 countries taking part in the World Series – a total of four – while Team Japan holds the highest number of medals – a total of 10 – with 5 medals in Day 1 and 5 in Day 2.

Philippines and Vietnam joined the list of medalling nations today, with Ernie Gawilan (PHI) taking the silver in the Men’s 400m Freestyle with 938 points – 7 points ahead of Russia’s Andrei Granichka – and Van Hiep Ha (VIE) clinching the bronze in the Men’s 50m Breaststroke.

Team Singapore’s Danielle Moi was in good form for the finals, shaving about 10 seconds off her Personal Best in the Women’s 400m Freestyle with a timing of 5:27.71. She finished 7th in the race at 515 points.

Tomorrow will be the third and last day of the Singapore 2019 World Para Swimming World Series.

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