Michelle Stilwell, paralympian and Parksville-Qualicum MLA, has set an paralympic record in Rio de Janeiro in women's 400-metre T52,

Stilwell takes 400m gold with record performance at Rio Paralympics

RIO DE JANEIRO – Michelle Stilwell, Paralympian and Parksville-Qualicum MLA sets Paralympic record in women's 400-metre T52.

Michelle Stilwell has won a gold medal for Canada in the women’s 400-metre T52 final at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Stilwell took top spot Saturday morning with a time of 1:05:43, a Paralympic record.

Marieke Vervoort of Belgium took silver with a time of 1:07:62, while Kerry Morgan of the U.S. took bronze with 1:08:31.

Stilwell is also scheduled to race in the 100-metre T52 final on Sept. 17.

She is the MLA for Parksville-Qualicum.

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