Swimmer Theresa Goh arrowly missed out on her quest for a bronze medal at the Beijing Paralympic Games tonight when she finished fourth in her pet event, the women’s 100m breaststroke SB4, this evening.
The 21-year-old clocked 2min 01.99sec, losing out by a sliver to Spain’s Maria Teresa Perales who took the bronze in 2:01.25.
Bela Hlavackova of the Czech Republic clocked 1:55.55 to take the gold while Inbal Pezaro of Israel was second in 1:57.75.
The result will be a disappointing one for Theresa as she had emerged a strong contender for the silver after finishing overall second in the heat in 2:00.86. Her time in the final was also three seconds off her personal best.
This is the second time that Theresa has finished fourth in an event at the Beijing Games. She was also fourth in the women’s 200m freestyle final.
However, the plucky athlete – who has already set two national records (100m and 200m S5 freestyle) in Bejing – still has one more event to gun for gold. She will be competing in the 50m freestyle S5 on Monday.
Here’s wishing Theresa all the best in her quest for a podium finish at the Games.
Yours in sport
Singapore Sports Fan