Two more gold in swimming, one in sailing at Paralympics

Two more gold in swimming, one in sailing at Paralympics

Aussie golden girl Jacqueline Freney has secured her 7th gold Paralymic medal, winning the women’s 400m freestyle S7 class overnight.
 
She’s now surpassed the record set by Siobhan Paton, of six straight gold medals at the Sydney games.

Swim captain Matt Cowdrey has also won gold in the men’s 200m Individual Medley SM9. He’s now won gold in that event three games in a row.

Meantime, 13 year old Maddison Elliot has secured the bronze                       in the 100m freestyle S8 class.
 
Australia has also secured its first gold medal in the sailing, with duo Liesel Tesch and Daniel Fitzgibbon winning the TPB-class two-person keelboat event. 

And Australia’s women’s wheelchair basketball team is through to the grand final, after a one point win over the US in the semis.
 
Australia remains fifth on the overall medal tally. 

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