Bay St. George swimmer Katarina Roxon is still searching for her first podium finish after completing her third event at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil earlier today.
The 23-year-old Kippens swimmer was in the pool representing Team Canada in the women’s 100-metre freestyle S-9 qualifying heats, but her time of 1:07:19 was fifth best in her individual race, and ranked her 14th overall after qualifying; thereby not advancing the final.
On Sunday, Roxon did swim for gold, as she earned one of eight spots in the women’s 200-metre individual medley SM-9. Her time of two minutes, 37.87 seconds in that final was two seconds back of champion Lin Ping of China but, in posting her seventh-place performance, she did set a new personal best in the 200-metre individual medley.
Today’s performance is far from the end for Katarina Roxon.
She still has four events left before the Paralympic Games wrap up this weekend.