Alice Tai secures another gold for Team England, in a streamlined win in the Women’s S9 100m Backstroke. 

At a blistering time of 1:08.77, she was well over three seconds quicker than her closest competitor, Australia’s Ellie Cold. 

The win marks a combined 100 gold medals for England in swimming across all categories; a landmark number in English sporting history. 

Tai took bronze in the S10 category of the women’s 100m, as well as a gold in the women’s 4x100 relay back in Rio 2016. 

She will be looking to double her medal tally on Sunday, where she will be competing in the Women’s 100m Freestyle.

Tai said: “I knew that Ellie (Cold) was going to be tough competition. She is a phenomenal athlete. I’m really glad to have come away winning that today.

“I think I’ve been swimming all over the place and training. I’ve been saying I’ve wanted to train in the rain since I got here. Then it started pouring down before the race.

“It’s once in a lifetime. No one can have that place again. I’m just sort of shocked. It wouldn’t have happened is Team England hadn’t been swimming so well. There were unexpected golds from the team. I have to thank them as well.”