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Canada’s Danielle Dorris wins Paralympic gold and sets world record

Canada’s Danielle Dorris wins Paralympic gold and sets world record

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Canada’s Danielle Dorris captured gold at the Tokyo Paralympics in spectacular fashion, breaking the world record twice.

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The 18-year-old swimmer from Moncton, N.B., won the 50-metre butterfly, touching the wall in 32.99 seconds for her second medal in Tokyo.

Dorris, who was born with underdeveloped arms, also won silver in the 100 backstroke.

READ MORE: Canada scores 12th Paralympics medal as New Brunswick swimmer wins silver

Canadian sprinter Marissa Papaconstantinou captured bronze in the women’s 100 metres.

Racing in the T-64 category, for athletes missing one leg below the knee, the 21-year-old from Toronto crossed in a personal best 13.07 seconds.

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Canada’s team has 20 medals in Tokyo with two days of competition remaining.

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