Chinese teenager Xu wins 100m butterfly S9 gold

Source:Xinhua Published: 2016/9/16 14:24:03

China's Xu Jialing became one of the youngest gold medallists of the Rio Paralympics when she won the 100m butterfly S9 final here on Thursday.

Xu, who turned 14 last month, finished in one minute 7.90 seconds, 10 hundredths of a second faster than Spain's Sarai Gascon.

Zsofia Konkoly of Hungary claimed bronze in 1:09.21.

Xu lost her left arm at age six after she was involved in a car accident. She also took the bronze medal at these Games in the women's 400m freestyle S9.

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