Castle Hill Paralympian Andrew Pasterfield wins third medal

Andrew Pasterfield won his third Paralympics medal overnight with bronze in the men’s S10 100 metre  final.

The former Castle Hill resident finished 1.70 seconds behind Brazilian winner Andre Brasil and silver medallist Phelipe Rodrigues.

Pasterfield’s latest acheievement follows Sunday’s gold medal in the men’s 4x100m freestyle relay and another bronze in the S10 50m freestyle event.

West Pennant Hills wheelchair racer Rosemary Little came within a whisker of adding a second Paralympic medal of her own with bronze in the women’s T34 200m event last night.

The experienced racer, 30, lost out to British home favourite Hannah Cockroft who won gold with a Paralympic record of 31.90 seconds, and Dutch duo Amy Siemons (34.16) and Desiree Vranken (34.85).

Little was disappointed not to win a second Paralympic medal but was proud with her effort on the night.

‘‘I knew my arms ... had no strength going through them tonight,’’ Little said.

‘‘Unfortunately with distonia it’s the luck of the draw.

‘‘I only started training seriously in December and racing in January so I’m happy with my achievements.

‘‘I’ve never [competed] in front of such a crowd like this. The roar is deafening. ''

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