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PARALYMPIC GAMES: Millward fifth in fly final
Wiltshire Paralympic star Stephanie Millward was fifth in the S9 100m butterfly final at London 2012 this evening.
The 30-year-old, from Corsham, began in lane six and was fifth after the first 50m but couldn’t close the gap on the leading pack as she finished outside the podium in 1:12.01
South African legend Natalie du Toit took the gold medal in 1:09.30, with Spain’s Sarai Gascon second in 1:09.79 and American Elizabeth Stone third in 1:10.10.
Millward admitted that she was disappointed not to fare better in one of her favoured events and said: “It wasn’t very good really at all but we’ve got more (events) to come.
“It wasn’t my favourite event but it was my second-favourite so I wish I’d done a bit better than that – it’s a shame.”
Millward will dust herself and get ready to compete in the S9 100m backstroke heats at 10.38am tomorrow morning.
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