Golden Girl Eyes New Record

The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia), September 5, 2012 | Go to article overview

Golden Girl Eyes New Record


MARNIE JOHNSTON

news@northernstar.com.au

Australia's golden paralympians

Siobhan Paton 6 gold - Sydney 2000

Matthew Cowdrey 5 gold - Beijing 2008

Tim Sullivan 5 gold - Sydney 2000

Priya Cooper 5 gold - Atlanta 1996

Neil Fuller 4 gold - Sydney 2000

JUST one more gold and our Paralympic golden girl Jacqueline Freney will crack another record.

After five days, five events and five gold medals, the Skennars Head swimmer is showing the world what she's got, and she's not holding back.

On the fifth day of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, Ms Freney added two more gold medals to her tally, yesterday winning the women's S7 100m freestyle, before taking out the gold with Ellie Cole, Katherine Downie, and 13-year-old Maddison Elliott in the 4x100m freestyle relay .

Having achieved gold in the S7 100m backstroke, 50m butterfly, and 200m individual medley before her terrific day in the pool yesterday, Ms Freney continues to top the Australian individual medal tally .

In fact, with five gold medals under her belt, Jacqueline is just one gold medal away from equalling the record for the most golds by an Australian at a single Paralympics, a record currently held by Sydney Games swimming legend, and Ms Freney's personal idol, Siobhan Paton . …

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