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Tuesday, December 10, 2013
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Ince cops second gold at Youth Parapan
National swimmer Shanntol Ince made history yesterday when she secured another gold medal at the Youth Parapan American Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina, yesterday. Ince won the 100 metres backstroke (S9) final in a time of one minute and 23.12 minutes to beat Brazilian Ana Paula Fernandes (1:31.05) and Christiane Buchhem of Costa Rica (1:38.32), respectively, to win T&T’s second gold medal at the event. On Thursday, the 18-year-old touched the wall first to win the 400m Freestyle (S9) final in 5:30.41.
Ince is carded to line up for two more events at the Games – 100m freestyle, and 100m butterfly—which are both scheduled to race today. Her oustanding performance thus far in the competition puts T&T tied in ninth spot with Dominican Republic, who also has two golds. Topping the table is Brazil with 166 medals over (83 gold, 49 silver, 34 bronze), second is Mexico with 118 (47 gold, 43 silver, 28 bronze) and third is hosts Argentina with 121 (37 gold, 46 silver, 38 bronze). It is the first time that Ince is competing at the youth event. She represented T&T at the Paralympic Games in London last year. The Youth Parapan American Games are a quadrennial event for 14-21 year old athletes with disabilities. 2013 marks the third edition of the Games.
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