PARALYMPICS: Second silver for Stephanie
6:43pm Tuesday 4th September 2012 in By Owen Houlihan
STEPHANIE Millward took her tally of medals at the London 2012 Paralympic Games to three with a second silver in the women's S9 400m freestyle tonight.
The 30-year-old, from Corsham, clocked a new European record time of 4:40.01 to finish second behind overwhelming race favourite Natalie Du Toit, of South Africa.
Millward, who had qualified second behind Du Toit, whose victory took her tally of Paralympic gold medals to 12, in the morning, finished nearly three seconds in front of Australia's Ellie Cole, who had pipped her to 100m backstroke gold last Friday.
Amy Marren, aged only 14, was fourth with Lauren Steadman sixth.
Millward said: "Two silvers and a bronze. It's fantastic, that's really good. I'm so impressed with that race, actually.
"I knew that Natalie du Toit was going to be going at a ridiculous speed so it was good."
Of Marren, she said: "I'm quite proud because she's a youngster so there's someone coming after me which is fantastic."
The Wiltshire swimmer, who helped Great Britain to bronze in the women's 4x100m freestyle (34 point) relay on Tuesday, will go for her fourth medal in the SM9 women's 200m individual medley on Thursday.
MORE REACTION FROM MILLWARD, PLUS NEWS OF ALL OF WILTSHIRE'S PARALYMPIANS IN THURSDAY'S GAZETTE & HERALD AND FRIDAY'S WILTSHIRE TIMES