Victoria Swimmer Nelson Captures Second Silver


London, UK (ISN) – Victoria swimmer Brianna Nelson won her second silver medal of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, in the women’s 200 metre individual medley. 

Nelson won a silver medal in the women’s 200m individual medley in the SM7 classification.  Jacqueline Freney of Australia won the gold medal with a world record time of 2:54.42. Nelson was in second place with a time of 3:04.60. China’s Min Huang finished in third place in winning the bronze medal with a time of 3:07.51.

In qualifying for the finals, Nelson smashed her Canadian record qualifying second for the final in 3:05.88.  Her previous mark was 3:10.85 set this past March at the Paralympic Games swimming trials in Montreal.

Nelson also won a medal at the 2012 Paralympic Games in the women’s 50m butterfly event on Friday. In that competition as well Freney won the gold medal and Huang won the bronze medal.

Sarah Mehain of Vernon, British Columbia finished in seventh place with a time of 3:12.06.

Nelson will next participate in the women’s 100m freestyle swimming competition on Labour Day Monday.

In the video interview below, Canada’s swimming coach compliments Nelson on her efforts.

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