Keira Stephens earns podium finish at #Tokyo2020

IT was goosebumps stuff watching Hervey Bay swimming sensation Keira Stephens become a Paralympic medal winner.

Hervey Bay swimmer Keira Stephens. PHOTO: Paralympics Australia.

Keira won bronze in the Women’s 100m Breaststroke SB9 classification this evening.

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She finished the race behind Dutch duo Chantalle Zijderveld and Lisa Kruger, who won gold and silver respectively.

Keira also set a new Australian record with her time of 1:17.59.

Tokyo 2020 is the 18-year-old’s first Paralympic Games.

Keira got off to a good start off the blocks in lane six and looked in control of third spot throughout the race.

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However, a good turn at the halfway mark and a strong finish saw Keira secure a podium finish.

Speaking to 7 Sport after the race, Keira said she was “so excited” to see all of her hard work and training pay off.

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“I’m over the moon,” she said.

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