September 22, 2004
Cote swims to third gold of Paralympic
CBC SPORTS ONLINE - Canada's Kirby Cote swam to her third gold
medal of the Athens Paralympic Games on Wednesday, while her teammate
Chelsey Gotell picked up a bronze.
Cote, a 20-year-old native of Winnipeg, won the women's S-13 100-metre
freestyle for athletes with a visual impairment in a time of one
minute, 1.74 seconds, almost two seconds ahead of her closest competitors.
Prue Watt of Australia took the silver medal in 1:03.30, while
Gotell, an 18-year-old native of Antigonish, N.S., finished third
Cote also won gold medals in the 400 freestyle and 100 butterfly
earlier in the Games.
Gotell, who competed at the Sydney Paralympics four years ago,
is the top-ranked swimmer in her specialty, the 100 backstroke.
She finished fourth in the 400 freestyle earlier in the Games.
More to come.
Written by CBC Sports Online staff
reprinted with permission