She led the race into the stadium to finish and managed to keep just metres ahead of Swiss rival Manuela Schaer, beating her in the final sprint to finish just a second ahead as she crossed the line.
However, after overcoming a tough 5th place finish in her first Tokyo event, the 800m wheelchair race proved to be the event that finally got her the gold.
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Patterson after winning the 400m freestyle at the Rio Paralympics At the in , Scotland, she won the bronze medal in the.
At the , she won Australia's first gold medal of the Games in a world record time swim in the.
Campbell will enter the ring in Tokyo as a three-time Paralympic champion and world-record holder, and Blair as the reigning Paralympic champion.