Great Paralympic moments: Sophie Pascoe becomes New Zealand's most decorated Paralympian at Rio 2016

Sophie Pascoe of New Zealand competes in the Women's 100m Backstroke at Rio 2016.  (Photo by Friedemann Vogel/Getty Images)
Sophie Pascoe of New Zealand competes in the Women's 100m Backstroke at Rio 2016. (Photo by Friedemann Vogel/Getty Images)

With Tokyo 2020 now just one year away, it’s time to relive some of the greatest Paralympic moments of the decade. Today, 1 September 2020, Sophie Pascoe tops the 100m backstroke final at Rio 2016.

The schedule for Tokyo 2020 has been confirmed, venues announced and while athletes around the world are busy gearing up to qualify for the greatest show on Earth, it's time to enjoy 13 days full of the most unforgettable, inspiring and exciting moments from the past as preparations for Tokyo 2020 gather pace!

New Zealand's most decorated Rio 2016 Paralympian

Para swimmer Sophie Pascoe was determined to add to her Paralympic medal collection after having bagged three gold medals and three silver medals at London 2012.

When she landed in Brazil for Rio 2016, the Kiwi was the person to beat. However, the last time she won gold in the 100m backstroke final was at Beijing 2008. Would she be able to regain her crown in Rio against other swimming heavyweights?

Edging out all her competitors, Pascoe goes all-out for gold and proves why she is New Zealand's most successful Paralympian of all-time.

Great Paralympic Moments: Sophie Pascoe, Rio 2016