PARALYMPICS: Newport swimmer Johnson takes bronze

South Wales Argus: GUTSY: Newport's Liz Johnson on her way to a bronze medal tonight GUTSY: Newport's Liz Johnson on her way to a bronze medal tonight

NEWPORT’S Liz Johnson tonight took bronze in the SB6 100m breaststroke.

Johnson, who won gold in Beijing four years ago, set a new Paralympic record of 1:41.09 in qualifying for tonight’s final. She then saw GB team-mate Charlotte Henshaw go under it in the second heat with a time of 1:39.64.

In the final 14-year-old Ukrainian Viktoriia Savtsova claimed the record herself with a time of 1:39.19, Henshaw (1:39.16) taking the silver.

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