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Ukraine’s Yelyzaveta Mereshko wins gold in thrilling 50m freestyle race


Yelyzaveta Mereshko can add Paralympic gold medalist to her list of accomplishments.

The Ukrainian swimmer took home gold in the S6 50m freestyle on Wednesday in a time of 33.11

A tight finish, Mereshko touched in four one-hundredths ahead of second place finisher, Team USA’s Elizabeth Marks.

It’s Mereshko’s first Paralympic medal despite being a five-time World Champion and world record holder in the S6 100m freestyle.

Mereshko is back in the pool for the heats of the SM6 200m medley at 8:50 p.m. ET.