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Canada’s Danielle Dorris captures silver in women’s S7 100m backstroke

Canada’s Danielle Dorris captures silver in women’s S7 100m backstroke

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Canada’s Danielle Dorris captured the silver medal in the women’s 100-metre backstroke S7 on Monday, giving the country’s swim team its fifth podium finish in six days at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo.

The native of Moncton, N.B., just 18, recorded a personal-best time of one minute 21.91 seconds to claim second place behind Mallory Weggemann of the United States (1:21.27). World-record holder Julia Gaffney, also of the U.S., finished in third (1:22.02).

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“It feels very surreal,” Dorris told reporters. “I feel like I’m going to wake up from a dream back home in Canada and this has never happened. But here I am with a medal.”

Fellow Canadian Camille Bérubé of Gatineau, Que., came in fifth with a time of one minute 25.04 seconds.

Canada’s medal tally in the pool now stands at five, including one gold, two silver and a pair of bronze.



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