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Triple gold for Mehain and Turbide at 2015 U.S. Paralympics Swimming Open

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BISMARCK, North Dakota – Sarah Mehain of Vernon, B.C., and Nicolas-Guy Turbide of Quebec City each won three gold medals on Friday at the 2015 U.S. Paralympics Swimming Open competition.

Mehain, a 2012 Paralympic Games team member, posted victories in the women’s 200-m individual medley, 100-m backstroke and 50-m freestyle in the S7 disability category. She is now up to four gold after two days of competition.

Turbide, a double victor on Thursday, was triumphant in the same event but in the men’s S13 category for visually impaired.

Two Canadians were double winners on Friday evening. Zack McAllister of Lethbridge, Alta., took the S8 50-m breaststroke and 50-m freestyle while Aurélie Rivard of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., was first in the women’s S10 100-m backstroke and 50-m freestyle.

Other Canadian victors were Valérie Drapeau of Montreal in the S5 50-m breaststroke and Nydia Langill of Mississauga, Ont., in the 50-m breaststroke for the women and for the men Benoit Huot of Montreal in the 200-m IM, James Leroux of Repentigny, Que., in the S9 50-m breaststroke, Adam Purdy of London, Ont., in the S6 100-m backstroke and Nathan Clement of West Vancouver in the 50-m free.

Langill, Huot, Morgan Bird of Calgary and Gordie Michie of St.Thomas, Ont., each reached the podium twice.

A Canadian quartet with Purdy, Drapeau, Danial Murphy of Halifax and Tammy Cunnington of Ponoka, Alta., took gold in the mixed 4X50-m freestyle relay.

Full results available on the Meet Mobile app.