Mehain medals at worlds

Vernon’s Sarah Mehain collected her first major international medal last week at the IPC World Swim Championships in Montreal.

Vernon’s Sarah Mehain collected her first major international medal last week at the IPC World Swim Championships in Montreal.

Mehain, an 18-year-old member of the Vernon Kokanee Swim Club, earned bronze in the S7 class of the 100-metre backstroke by clocking a personal best one minute, 29.43 seconds.

She posted top-five rankings in five of six events in Montreal – she was fourth in the 100 breaststroke and 200 IM, fifth in the 50 butterfly and 50 freestyle and sixth in the 100 freestyle.

Mehain, who suffers from hemiplegia, a condition that causes one side of her body to be weaker than the other, competed in the 2012 Paralympics in London.