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LONDON - Summer Mortimer has her second gold medal of the London Paralympics,
and once again she won in record style. Adam Vinatieri Jersey . The Hamilton native
won the womens S10 backstroke in a world-record time of one minute 5.90 seconds.
Mortimer also won gold in the 50-metre freestyle event in world-record time last
week. “This feels absolutely amazing,” said Mortimer, who also a silver medal in
the 200 individual medley earlier at the Games. “I havent been that fast since I
was abled bodied. To be able to beat my times from when I was 14-15 years-old is
amazing. I wasnt expecting it but the race went perfectly.” Sophie Pasco of New
Zealand, who led Mortimer by a half second at the turn, took the silver in
1:06.69. “I need to see the clock when I swim backstroke, and I saw that Sophie
was ahead of me at the split and I just went for it,” Mortimer said. Shireen
Shapiro of South Africa was third in 1:09.02 while Aurelie Rivard of
St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., was fifth. Mortimer ranked third in the
preliminaries, but said she was simply following her game plan. “I went easy in
the prelims,” she said. “I was trying to strategically place myself a couple of
lanes over so I wouldnt be beside the main people and be able to focus on my own
race.” The S10 classification is defined as minimal physical impairment.
Mortimer broke most of the bones in her feet in a trampoline accident in 2008.
Elsewhere in the pool, Benoit Huot of Montreal won bronze mens S10 backstroke in
1:00.73. “It wasnt easy but it worked out well for me,” said Huot, now with 18
career Paralympic medal through four Games. “This isnt the race I feel the most
comfortable in and at the end I wasnt sure I was in the medal contenders. I was
really hurting in the last 25 metres.” Justin Zook of the U.S., won the gold
medal in a world record 1:00.01. Former world record holder Andre Brasil of
Brazil was second in 1:00.11 Earlier in the day, Marco Dispaltro of St-Jerome,
Que., and Josh Vander Vies of Vancouver defeated British brothers Stephen and
Peter McGuire 8-2 in the bronze-medal boccia match of the BC4 mixed pairs
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Aramis Ramirez return from a two-game absence than hot-hitting Jonathan Lucroy
joined six teammates on the disabled list.Some breakout candidates are more
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in the NFL is Baltimore Ravens second-year wide receiver Torrey Smith. He
improved steadily throughout his career at the University of Maryland, finishing
with 1055 yards and 12 touchdowns in 13 games, leading to his getting selected
in the second round by the Ravens in the 2011 Draft. As a rookie, in 2011, Smith
had 50 catches for 841 yards, not far behind veteran Anquan Boldin (57 catches
for 887 yards) in Baltimores wide receiver pecking order. While Boldin has
fashioned a successful career running underneath routes and using his strength
because the 31-year-old has always lacked high-end speed, Smith provides both
the size (6-foot-1, 204 pounds) and speed (4.41 in the 40-yard dash at the NFL
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make him a match for Joe Flacco, who is coming off a season in which he averaged
a career-low 6.66 yards per pass attempt. Smith surged into the spotlight in the
third week last season, catching five passes for 152 yards and three touchdowns
against St. Louis and had another monster game against Cincinnati in Week 10
(six catches, 165 yards, one touchdown) to boost his overall numbers but, after
841 yards as a rookie, its conceivable that Smith becomes the Ravens top
receiver as soon as this season and goes over 1,000 yards, possibly increasing
on last years seven touchdowns in the process. Scott Cullen can be reached at
Scott.Cullen@bellmedia.ca and followed on Twitter at
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