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Kiwi Anna Grimaldi dramatically won gold in the women's T47 long jump final as New Zealand made a promising start to the Paralympic Games.

Grimaldi was third before her final jump, but she then leapt into first with a distance of 5.62m.

The 19-year-old Dunedin athlete finished just three centimetres ahead of Cuba's Yundis Castillo, who won silver, and five ahead of Australia's Carlee Beattie, who won bronze.

Grimaldi managed to jump to gold with her sixth and final jump, which she could scarcely believe when she saw the distance.


View her Gold Medal wining jump here

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