Sophie Frances Pascoe MNZM is a New Zealand para-swimmer know all about Sophie Pascoe Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband, Professional Career, Disability
|Birthdate ( Age)||8 January 1993|
|Place of Birth||Christchurch, New Zealand|
|Marital Status||In Relationship|
|Parents||Garry Pascoe, Jo Pascoe|
|Education||Lincoln High School|
|Profession||New Zealand para-swimmer|
|Net Worth||$2 million|
Sophie Frances Pascoe MNZM is a New Zealand para-swimmer. She has represented New Zealand at three Summer Paralympic Games from 2008, winning a total of nine gold medals and six silver medals.
Making her New Zealand’s most successful Paralympian. She also went to the Commonwealth Games to represent New Zealand.
Sophie Pascoe Family, Parents, Disability
Born in Christchurch on 8 January 1993 to Garry and Jo Pascoe, Sophie grew up on a lifestyle block near Halswell on the south-western outskirts of the city.She has one older sister, Rebecca. On 23 September 1995,Pascoe was accidentally run over by her father on the family ride-on lawnmower, resulting in both her legs being caught under the cutter deck housing in the path of the rotating mower blades.
As a result of the accident, her left leg was amputated below the knee, while the rear of her right leg was left with severe scarring.She attended Halswell Primary School,and Lincoln High School in the nearby Christchurch satellite town of Lincoln.Pascoe began swimming at age 7.
Sophie Pascoe Husband
Sophie Pascoe was in Relationship with her Partner Tom Casey. Reportedly Sophie is currently in relationship with Rob Samson.
Sophie Pascoe Net Worth
Sophie Frances Pascoe MNZM is a New Zealand para-swimmer who has an estimated Net Worth of arround $2 million in 2022.
Sophie Pascoe Professional Career
Pascoe is classified S10 for freestyle, backstroke and butterfly, SB9 for breaststroke, and SM10 for individual medley.At the 2008 Summer Paralympics, Pascoe won a gold and a silver medal for the 100 m breaststroke and 100 m butterfly respectively and later a gold for the women’s 200 m individual medley.
Pascoe then shared a gold medal for the 100 m backstroke when she drew with South African Shireen Sapiro.At 15 years of age, Pascoe was New Zealand’s youngest athlete at the Paralympics,and the youngest ever New Zealander to win a medal.
Following the 2008 Paralympics, Pascoe was voted New Zealand’s favourite Paralympian in a nationwide voting competition run by Mitsubishi Motors. For this she won a Mitsubishi VRX Outlander.Pascoe was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2009 New Year’s Honours, for her services to swimming. In February 2012, Pascoe became the inaugural winner of the Disabled Sportsperson of the Year award at the 2011 Halberg Awards.
At the 2012 Summer Paralympics, Pascoe competed in six events – the four in which she won medals at the 2008 Paralympics, plus the 50m freestyle (S10) and 100m freestyle (SM10) events.
She successfully defended her 200 m individual medley (SM10) gold medal, breaking her own world record by four seconds with a time of 2:25.65.She also won gold medals in the 100 m butterfly (S10), where she bettered her silver at Beijing and in the process setting a new world record with a time of 1:04.43, and in the 100 m freestyle (S10), setting a new Paralympic record with a time of 1:00.89.Pascoe won silver medals in the 50 m freestyle (S10),100 m backstroke (S10),and 100 m breaststroke (SB9).
At the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Pascoe competed in five events, dropping the 100 m breaststroke SB9. She won gold medals in the 100 m backstroke, 100 m butterfly and 200 m individual medley, the latter in world record time.
She also won silver medals in the 50 m freestyle and 100 m freestyle, both behind Canada’s Aurélie Rivard. Her 50 m freestyle medal holds the distinction as the 200th medal won by New Zealand at the Paralympic Games . Her success took her gold medal count to nine and her total medal count to 15, overtaking Eve Rimmer’s eight gold medals and 14 total medals to become New Zealand’s most successful Paralympian.
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