Kane ‘speechless’ after Rio silver

ParalympicsGB’s youngest Rio team member Abby Kane made a debut she will never forget by winning silver after setting a Paralympics record on her way to the final.

The 13-year-old Scot finished in 1 minute 9.09 seconds in her heat.

And, in a dramatic 100m backstroke S13 final, she led the field before Anna Stetsenko of Ukraine overhauled her in the final stretch.

The 13-year-old touched the wall in 1:09.30, exactly one second after gold medallist Stetsenko  who set a new Paralympic record.

Kane said: “I don’t know how I feel, I’m speechless, I’m so happy. I never expected to come to Rio at all, so I’m really happy.

“It’s been really good to be part of the ParalympicsGB team. It’s been amazing, a great experience.”

Abby, from Largs, trains with Ren96 club and is coached by Sharon McIntyre.

She is being tipped for even greater things in Tokyo in four years’s time.

Kane, who only turned 13 last month, has consistently improved her times, since qualifying for Rio at the Glasgow trials by setting a new British record.

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