Jessica Long lands Paralympic medal number 27 after another scintillating swim 

TOKYO, JAPAN - SEPTEMBER 01: Jessica Long of Team United States reacts after winning the silver medal in the women's 100m breastroke - SB7 final on day 8 of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on September 01, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN - SEPTEMBER 01: Jessica Long of Team United States reacts after winning the silver medal in the women's 100m breastroke - SB7 final on day 8 of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on September 01, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

America's second most decorated Paralympian won her fourth medal of Tokyo 2020 after a fighting finish saw her take silver in the women's 100m breaststroke SB7.

The medals just keep coming for Paralympic superstar Jessica Long.

The American Para swimmer picked up her fourth medal from the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in the women’s 100m breaststroke SB7 final after a phenomenal finish saw her touch the wall 0.2 seconds ahead of Australia’s Tiffany Thomas Kane.

It was clear from the final 50m that Long would be doing battle for silver after Mariia Pavlova of RPC went clear of the field to clinch the gold.

What ensued was then a tussle for second place between Long and Thomas Kane with the former ultimately winning out.

From her Games debut in Athens at 12 years old, to Tokyo 2020 in 2021, aged 29, the most active decorated Paralympian has now won 27 medals in 17 years of Paralympic competition.

Four of those medals have been courtesy of her efforts in the pool in Japan.

Before Wednesday (1 September), Long had already collected a medal in every colour in Tokyo with her gold coming in the women's 200m individual medley SM8.

Can Jessica Long take her Paralympic career medal count to 28? That will be the question heading into her final race on day 10 of the Games.

To find out where you can catch Long in her final outing in the pool keep reading.

Jessica Long: "Swimming has taught me grit"
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Sport gave Team USA Para swimmer Jessica Long confidence in her body and the ability to persevere during difficult times. "You have to be tough. You have to be resilient. You have to show up even when it's not always easy," she told Olympics.com. The multi-Paralympic gold medallist also reveals the secret to her enormous success in the pool.

When will Jessica Long compete next at Tokyo 2020?

Jessica Long's final race at Tokyo 2020, in 2021, will be the women's 100m butterfly S8 on on Friday 2 September.

For a full list of her results at the Games click here.

To find out where you can watch Long in action click here.

TOKYO, JAPAN - SEPTEMBER 01: Jessica Long of Team United States competes in the Women's 100m Breaststroke - SB7 Heat 1 on day 8 of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on September 01, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN - SEPTEMBER 01: Jessica Long of Team United States competes in the Women's 100m Breaststroke - SB7 Heat 1 on day 8 of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on September 01, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
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