Tokyo Paralympics 2021 : Blind Greek American Anastasia Pagonis wins Gold

Seventeen-year-old Greek American Anastasia Pagonis cheered on by Team USA and her millions of fans on social media – after winning her country’s first gold of the Tokyo Paralympics.

The teenager was racing in the first major international competition of her career.

She finished more than 10 seconds ahead of the contenders to win gold in the 400m freestyle S11. Her time of 4min 54.49 seconds was also a world record.

Pagonis was already one of the highest-profile athletes coming into the Tokyo Games even before she won gold.