Sophie Pascoe – Biography, Relationship, Figure, Life, Age, Height, Wiki, Career, Images, Net Worth, Family, and More

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Sophie Pascoe

Biography of Sophie Pascoe

Biography of Sophie Pascoe

Sophie Pascoe (Dame Sophie Frances Pascoe) is a professional swimmer from New Zealand. Unfortunately, she has a disability, but without taking care of her disability, continued her passion for swimming. Because of her disability, Sophie participated in a unique Paralympic Games competition. She started her swimming career in these games in 2008. She received many awards in her entire career, like eleven gold medals, seven silver medals, and one bronze medal. Undoubtedly, she is the best Paralympian in the history of New Zealand.

Early Life – Education and Birth Place 

Sophie Pascoe Early Life

On September 23, 1995, When Sophie was just two years old, an unfortunate incident happened. Sophie was playing near the grass, and her father used a lawnmower to cut grass; meanwhile, the lawnmower ran on Sophie. After this accident, she lost her left leg below the knee, and her right leg was injured very brutally.  After recovering from this incident, she cannot walk properly forever and ever.

Firstly, she went to Halswell Primary School to complete his basic education. Secondly, she went to another school called Lincoln High School to continue her further education.

When she was seven years old, she started her swimming career. Her coach (Roly Crichton), trained her to become an excellent swimmer. QEII Swim Club is a famous swim club in Christchurch, where she got training. QEII Swim Club was located in Queen Elizabeth II Park, but after a strong earthquake in 2011, their founders decided to move to Jellie Park permanently.  

Struggle and Career 

Sophie Pascoe Struggle and Career

Pascoe is good at swimming in different styles like freestyle, backstroke, and butterfly. Pascoe competes in different categories for different swimming styles, like S10 Category, SB9 Category, and SM10 Category.

In 2008, during the Summer Paralympics, Pascoe won some medals. She got a gold medal for swimming 100 meters breaststroke and a silver one for swimming 100 meters butterfly. Later, she participated in a 200-meter race and won a gold medal where the swimmer covered four styles (butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle) in one race, each for a specified distance. 

Another 100-meter backstroke swimming race in which she competed with Shireen Sapiro, they both finished simultaneously, so she shared the gold medal with Shireen Sapiro. Pascoe was only 15 years old then and was the youngest athlete from New Zealand to compete in the Paralympics.

In 2008, Mitsubishi Motors conducted a big contest, and many people voted for Pascoe as their favorite swimmer. She won a prize called a Mitsubishi VRX Outlander at this contest.

In 2009, Pascoe was given a special title called a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit. Then, in February 2012, Pascoe won an important award called the Disabled Sports Person of the Year. This happened at a special event called the Halberg Awards. She was the very first winner of this award.

In 2012, there was a unique sports competition called the Paralympics. Four of these races were ones she had competed in before and won medals.

Pascoe received another gold medal for swimming fast in the 100-meter butterfly race.  This time, she did better because she won a silver medal in Beijing at the previous Paralympics. But in 2012, she won the gold medal and even set a new world record. Her time was 1 minute, 4.43 seconds.

In March 2013, she broke her world record in the 50-meter butterfly race. This happened during a swimming competition (New Zealand Swimming Championships) in Auckland. Now, she set a record of 29.21 seconds.

In the 2016 Paralympic Games held in Rio de Janeiro, Pascoe took part in five swimming races. However, she decided not to participate in the 100-meter breaststroke SB9 race.

In the 2020 Paralympic Games, Pascoe participated in two swimming events. During this, she won a silver medal in the Women’s 100-meter breaststroke SB8 race and a bronze medal in the Women’s 100-meter backstroke S9 race. In 2022, Pascoe received a special honor.

Relationship – Love Life, Marriage or Boyfriend

Sophie Pascoe Relationships

Sophie married Rob Samson, but they have no child as of 2024. In June 2023, they shared a photo of their pregnancy on their Instagram profile. In 2024, there is a high chance that their first baby will be born. This couple recently attended a marriage event that happened on the island nation. 

Figure – Physical Measurements

She has a medium height of 5 feet and 6.9 inches (170 centimeters) and weighs 152 pounds (69 kilograms). Her body type is curvy and has a balanced proportion. Furthermore, her hair and eye color, which is dark brown, are the same.

More details about Pascoe’s physical measurements are as follows:

Bust34 inches
Weight152 pounds (69 kilograms)
Waist24 inches
Hips size34 inches
Dress size4 (US)
Shoe (Feet) size  8.5 (US)

Sophie Pascoe Family Background

Sophie Pascoe Family Background

Sophie was born in Christchurch (a city on the South Island) on January 8, 1993, in New Zealand. She lived with her father (Garry Pascoe), mother (Jo Pascoe), and one big sister (Rebecca Pascoe) in a place called Halswell, which is on the edge of a city called Christchurch. More details about her family are not publicly available.

Age of Sophie Pascoe

Frances Pascoe is 31 years old in 2024.

Net Worth

Sophie Pascoe Net Worth

In 2024, Sophie has a net worth of 5 million dollars from the swimming profession.

Wiki Info

Here is some Wiki info on Dame Sophie Frances Pascoe given below:

Real Name Dame Sophie Frances Pascoe
Date of BirthJanuary 8, 1993
Place of BirthChristchurch, New Zealand
Current ResidenceUnknown
Age 31 years
NationalityNew Zealand
EducationHalswell Primary School
Lincoln High School
ParentsFather – Garry Pascoe
Mother – Jo Pascoe
SiblingsSister – Rebecca Pascoe
Brother – Unknown
Height5 feet and 6.9 inches (170 centimeters)
Eyes ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorDark Brown
Marital StatusMarried
Husband NameRob Samson
ChildrenDaughter – Unknown
Son – Unknown
Zodiac SignCapricorn
Profession        Paralympic Swimmer

Social Media Accounts

Below are social media accounts of Sophie::

Instagram28k followers
Facebook22k followers
Twitter5.8k followers

What are some interesting facts about Sophie Pascoe?

Sophie Pascoe is a swimmer from New Zealand. She is special because she doesn't have part of her left leg. In 2008, Pascoe won a medal at the Paralympic Games.

What primary school did Sophie Pascoe go to?

Pascoe started swimming at the pool in Halswell Primary School when she was seven.

Why is Sophie Pascoe resilient?

Sophie's grandfather was a big supporter who encouraged her to go after her dreams despite obstacles. Sophie explains that when she was young, her family never treated her differently because of her disability.

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