2016 RIO PARALYMPIC GAMES
- Wednesday, September 7 – Sunday, September 18, 2016
- Swimming: Thursday, September 8 – Saturday, September 17, 2016
- Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Prelims 9:30 AM / Finals 5:30 PM (local time)
- IPC World Records
- Live stream links: NBC / IPC
Day 5 of Paralympic Swimming consisted of 14 preliminary events.
Men’s S13 400M Freestyle
Finishing first in the preliminary heats was Belarus’ Ihar Boki with a time of 4:02.23. Following him were Ukraine’s Iaroslav Denysenko and Uzbekistan’s Dmitriy Horlin.
Women’s S13 400M Freestyle
USA’s Rebecca Meyers will be seeded first going into tonight’s finals. Meyers finished with a time of 4:29.97 . She is the defending world record holder in this event with a best time of 4:21.66. Following her closest into the finals heat are Anna Stetsenko of Ukraine and Naomi Maike Schnittger of Germany.
Men’s SM4 150M IM
New Zealand’s Cameron Leslie finished first in prelims with a time of 2:29.36. Leslie looks to defend his world record title in this event in tonight’s final session.
Women’s SM4 150M IM
This event got off to a very fast start when China’s Jiao Cheng broke the Paralympic and World Records with her time of 2:47.57. The previous record was 2:47.84 held by Denmark’s Karina Lauridsen. China will have two swimmers in finals for this event as Yue Deng finished third in prelims with a time of 2:58.54.
Men’s S11 50M Freestyle
USA’s Bradley Snyder placed first in prelims with a time of 26.06. He is followed closely going into finals by China’s Bozun Yang and Russia’s Henri Herbst.
Women’s S11 50M Freestyle
China continued the prelim session with yet another swimmer qualifying for finals. Guihzi Li set a Paralympic record with a time of 30.89. The previous record was a time of 30.94 held by Italy’s Cecilia Camellini. In addition to Li, China will send two more athletes into this final. Qing Xie and Liwen Cai will both be competing in tonight’s final session of the 50M Free.
Men’s S10 100M Butterfly
Ukraine will hold the top two seeds in the final of this event tonight. Denys Dubrov set new paralympic and world records with a time of 55.29. The previous record was 55.99 held by Andre Brasil. Dubrov’s teammate Maksym Krypak took second in prelims also breaking the previous world record with a time of 55.54.
Women’s S10 100M Butterfly
Prelims of this event got off to a fast start when world and paralympic record holder Sophie Pascoe broke her own Paralympic record with a time of 1:04.37. She is seeded first going into finals with China’s Yi Chen and Spain’s Isabel Yinghua Hernandez Santos seeded second and third, respectively.
Men’s S9 100M Freestyle
Australia and Hungary will both send two swimmers to the finals heat of this event. Australia’s Timothy Disken and Brenden Hall took the top two seeds, while Hungary’s Tamas Toth and Tamas Sors are seeded third and seventh respectively.
Women’s S9 100M Freestyle
USA’s Michelle Konkoly finished first with a time of 1:01.46–only .02 seconds off of the current Paralympic record. Finishing second was Spain’s Sarai Gascon with a time of 1:03.36. Taking the third seed for finals was Australia’s Ellie Cole with a time of 1:03.40.
Men’s SM6 200M IM
China will be sending three swimmers to the final heat of this race. World record holder Quing Xu will be seeded fifth in the final heat. His teammates Hong Yang and Hongguang Jia are seeded second and fourth, respectively.
Women’s SM6 200M IM
Great Britain’s Eleanor Simmonds set a new Paralympic record with a time of 3:02.40. She shattered her own previous record of 3:05.29 from the London Paralympics
Men’s S7 50 Butterfly
Ukraine will send three athletes to finals of this event. Ievgenii Bogodaiko finished first with a time of 30.74. His teammate KOZLENKO Andriy Kozlenko came in second with a time of 31.23. Marian Kvasnytsia also of Ukrine qualified for the finals heat with a time of 33.07.
Women’s S7 50 Butterfly
The United States will send two swimmers for this finals heat. Cortney Jordan qualified with a time of 36.51. Her teammate McKenzie Coan qualified with a time of 37.54.
Finals for these events will take place Monday September 12 at 4:30 PM Eastern Time.