Tammy Cunnington, a Red Deer para-swimmer builds her life around what makes her happy: staying fit and competing in sports. (Contributed photo)

Red Deer’s Tammy Cunnington finishes seventh in heat, one event to go at Paralympics

Tammy Cunnington will have one final chance to earn a medal later this week at the Tokyo Paralympics.

The 45-year-old Red Deer resident swam Tuesday morning in the 50 metre breaststroke SB3, finishing seventh in her heat in a time of 1:17.94.

Although she didn’t make the final, Cunnington said it was one of her best times in the event.

“Really positive race this morning. Second best time for me, felt strong and had fun racing,” she Tweeted.

“No complaints or excuses just to put it in perspective, I’m the only one in that event only able to use one arm in breaststroke. I had great prep and I’m proud of the outcome.”

Cunnington will finish her Paralympic experience on Thursday at 7:10 p.m. (MT) in the 50m backstroke S4.

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