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.
Another great start to the day in #rio with @Stilwell2013 #gold in #athletics #Paralympics pic.twitter.com/k1vljr7CUT
— CDN Paralympic Team (@CDNParalympics) September 10, 2016