Xie claims 2nd Paralympic gold, eight years after first

Source:Xinhua Published: 2016/9/16 14:39:24

China's Xie Qing claimed the second Paralympic gold medal of her career - eight years after the first - by winning the 100m freestyle S11 in Rio on Thursday.

The visually impaired 28-year-old clocked one minute and 8.3 seconds to beat compatriot Li Guizhi by 28 hundredths of a second.

Liesette Bruinsma of the Netherlands took bronze in 1:08.55.

Xie's first Paralympic Games triumph came in the same race at the Beijing 2008 Games. She finished fifth in the event in London four years ago.

Thursday's victory gave Xie her second medal at these Games after her bronze in the women's 400m freestyle S11 on Saturday.

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