IT was goosebumps stuff watching Hervey Bay swimming sensation Keira Stephens become a Paralympic medal winner.
Keira won bronze in the Women’s 100m Breaststroke SB9 classification this evening.
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.
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.
“I’m over the moon,” she said.
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