Result: Akiyama edges gold in S11 100m backstroke

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Rina Akiyama narrowly wins gold in the S11 100m final.

Japan's Rina Akiyama has just edged out the competition to claim gold in the S11 100m backstroke final.

The world record holder could this time only manage a Paralympic record of 1:19.50 and she needed almost every hundredth of it.

Mary Fisher took silver for New Zealand with an Oceanic record of 1:19.50, while Cecilia Camellini of Italy won bronze with 1:19.50.

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