Swimmer Mortimer adds to medal collection

Summer Mortimer swims to and wins a bronze medal in the Women’s 100m Freestyle – S10 on day eight of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Aquatics Centre. (Photo: Ian Macnicol/Canadian Paralympic Committee)

LONDON – Para swimmer Summer Mortimer of Ancaster earned her fourth medal at the Paralympic Games on Thursday (Sept. 6).

Mortimer placed third in the women’s S10 100 freestyle, clocking 1:01.58. Sophie Pasco of New Zealand took the gold in a Games record 1:00.89 and Elodie Lorandie of France was second in 1:01.09. Sixteen-year-old Aurélie Rivard of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., took fourth spot in 1:02.12.

“It wasn’t the best race,” said Mortimer, 19. “Everyone is tired. Technically, it could have been better. I had some issues this morning with that and I tried to work them out. But overall it was a great experience, I love to race these girls.”