NEWS
09/17/2016 11:13 EDT | Updated 09/18/2017 01:12 EDT

Canadian wheelchair racer and politician Stilwell races to second gold in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO — Canadian wheelchair racer Michelle Stilwell won the 100 metres on Saturday for her second gold medal of the Rio Paralympics, and sixth of her career.

The 42-year-old athlete and politician from Parksville, B.C., won the 400 metres earlier in the Games.

Stilwell led from the gun Saturday to cross in 19.42 seconds. Kerry Morgan of the U.S. was second in 19.96, while Belgium's Marieke Vervoort won bronze in 2012.

Stilwell also won gold as part of Canada's wheelchair basketball team at the 2000 Games.

She's is also a Member of the Legislative Assembly in B.C., and is the B.C. Minister of Social Development.