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Bronze medalist Veronika Korzova of Team Ukraine, gold medalist Danielle Dorris of Team Canada and silver medalist Julia Gaffney of Team United States pose with their medals following the Women's 100m Backstroke S7 Final during Day 4 of the Para Swimming World Championships at Manchester Aquatics Centre on Aug. 3, 2023.Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Canada’s Danielle Dorris won gold in the S7 100-metre backstroke on Thursday at the para-swimming world championships.

She finished with a time of one minute 22.02 seconds.

American Julia Gaffney took silver in 1:22.26 and Ukraine’s Veronika Korzhova earned bronze in 1:23.52.

“That whole thing was so much fun,” said Dorris, who earned Canada’s 10th medal at the event. “That first 50 felt amazing, the second 50 started to hurt and I could see everybody trying to catch up.

“But I’m just telling myself ‘No, I got it, I just need to held on just a little bit longer.’ That was my whole thought near the end.”

The Moncton, N.B., native also won bronze in the SM7 200 individual medley on Monday.

Dorris won the gold in the 50 butterfly and silver in the 100 back at both the Tokyo Paralympic Games in 2021 and the 2022 world championships in Portugal.

Canada now has six gold, two silver and two bronze after four of seven days of competition. The six gold matches its victory count from the 2022 worlds, where it won 18 medals.

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