Aurélie Rivard wins second gold in dominating performance in 400m freestyle S10

Canadian Paralympic Committee

September 01, 2021

Smashes her world record by over five seconds


Para swimmer Aurélie Rivard rocketed to an amazing world record performance to win the gold medal and successfully defend her title in the women’s 400m freestyle S10 on Wednesday at the Paralympic Games.

It was the second gold and fourth medal of the competition for the 25-year-old from St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que. Canada hits the 15-medal mark with three gold, seven silver and five bronze. It’s also Canada’s sixth medal in the pool.

Rivard clocked four minutes and 24.08 seconds to eclipse her previous mark of 4:29.27 set in 2018. Bianka Pap of Hungary was second in 4:29.83 and Oliwia Jablonska of Poland third in 4:33.20.

For Rivard, it was her ninth career Paralympic medal over three Games and her fifth gold.

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