5 World Records Fall on Day 3 of Paralympic Swimming


  • 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
  • Schedule/Results

Day 3 Finals Recap

Men’s SB7 100 Breastroke

Carlos Serrano Zarate of Columbia struck gold and blew away the field. His winning time of 1:12.50 broke the world, Paralympic, and Americas records. Second was Blake Cochrane of Australia with a time of 1:18.66. China’s Hong Yang took the bronze in 1:20.21

Women’s SB7 100 Breastroke

Elizabeth Marks of the United States took gold, breaking the world, Paralympic, and American records with her time of 1:28.13. She was well ahead of teammate Jessica Long who came into the wall at 1:32.94, good enough for silver. The Netherlands Lisa den Braber took the bronze in 1:34.66.

Men’s S6 50 Freestyle

Qing Xu of China defended his 2012 gold medal, winning the title in 28.81. Nelson Crispin Corzo of Columbia took silver in 29.27. Xu’s teammate Hongguang Jia took bronze in 29.87.

Women’s S6 50 Freestyle

Yelyzaveta Mereshko of Ukraine took gold in a winning time of 33.43, breaking the Paralympic record. Her teammate Viktoriia Savtsova took silver in 33.68. Savtsova is the world record holder in this event. Australia’s 15-year-old Tiffany Thomas Kane took the bronze in a 34.41.

Men’s S5 50 Butterfly

United States’ Roy Perkin claimed the gold, 8 years after winning his first gold in this event back in Beijing. His winning time was 35.04. China’s Shiwel He took silver, just behind Perkin with his time of 35.25. Defending champion and Brazilian native Daniel Dias took the bronze with his time of 35.62

Women’s S5 50 Butterfly

China’s Xihan Xu claimed the gold medal with her winning time of 43.62, a new Asian record. Norway’s Sarah Louise Rung took silver in 45.67. Italy’s Giulia Ghiretti will be taking home the bronze after her finals time of 45.74.

Men’s S3 50 Backstroke

Ukraine Dmytro Vynohradets took gold and broke the European record with his time of 44.94. China’s Wenpan Huang took the silver in 46.11 and Italy’s Vincenzo Boni took the bronze with her time of 46.67.

Women’s S3 50 Backstroke

China’s Qiuping Peng took gold in 48.49, breaking the World, Paralympic and Asian records she set in the prelim session this morning. Her teammate Guofen Meng took silver in 51.42, followed by Lissette Teunissen of the Netherlands who took the bronze with a time of 53.44.

Men’s SM13 200 Individual Medley

Ihar Boki of Belarus defended his gold medal from London, winning the event in 2:04.02, breaking his own Paralympic record, but just shy of his world record. Ukraine took the silver and bronze with Iaroslav Denysenko’s 2:08.76 and Danylo Chufarov’s 2:11.12.

Women’s SM13 200 Individual Medley

Rebecca Meyers of the United states came from behind on the last 50 to win gold in a time of 2:24.66. Uzbekistan’s Fotimankhon Amilova set the world and Paralympic records this morning in the heats but was unable to repeat her performance tonight, taking silver with her time of 2:25.23. Amilova’s teammate  Shokhsanamkhon Toshpulatova took the bronze with a time of 2:27.31.

Men’s S10 100 Backstroke

Ukraine’s Maksym Krypak broke the world, Paralympic, and European records with his 57.24 en route to gold. Netherland’s Oliver van der Voort took silver with his 58.10. Krypak’s teammate Denys Dubrov took bronze with his 59.37.

Women’s S10 100 Backstroke

Sophie Pascoe of New Zealand won the gold with her 1:07.04 time. Hungary’s Bianka Pap won silver in 1:07.95 and Great Britain’s Alice Tai won the bronze with her time of 1:09.39.

Men’s S11 400 Freestyle

Brad Snyder of the United States defended his title and won gold with a time of 4:28.78. He was well ahead of teammate Tharon Drake who won silver with a time of 4:40. 96. Collecting the bronze medal is Matheus Souza of Brazil with a time of 4:41.05. 

Women’s S11 400 Freestyle

Lisette Bruinsma of the Netherlands won gold with a time of 5:15.08. Silver went to Italy’s Cecilia Camellini with a time of 5:16.36, losing the tight battle to Bruinsma. A little further back, China’s Qing Xie, took bronze with a time of 5:25.14.


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4 years ago

Women’s SB7 records fall, oh the blessings of being dropped 2 classes in the blink of an eye. Please some one challenge these ridiculous classifications! One of Marks exemptions is for intention to touch the wall. When she started swimming it was just her legs, now it’s vision, arms, legs, assistance. What next???? If I were a SB7 or and S8, I would be seething. Throw out Marks, Patterson, Millward, and Elliott, and class them all up. Enough is enough!

Reply to  ParaFan
4 years ago

I believe Marks is just an actress same as Lakeisha. All those “extra ailments” to be classed down don’t hold water with me. The other sad thing is that USA Paralympic swimming is assisting in the charade.

Reply to  Taa
4 years ago

It’s absolutely ridiculous! For the most part the US is having a very weak showing at these Games. I fear that the competition will just become how low can you class athlete, versus how well you can develop and train a swimmer. The US resident team isn’t faring well, with the exception of Marks who was classed down 2 classes overnight.

Legitimate athletes winning medals is a beautiful thing.

Reply to  ParaFan
4 years ago

And also Becca Myers is swimming very well.

Reply to  N P
4 years ago

I’m excited to see the US swimmers on the podium, but I will still rally that Marks and Konkoly are in the wrong classes. Konkoly shouldn’t even classify, and Marks should be at least a 9.

4 years ago

Big swims by Perkins and Myers to win gold. Best day yet for USA

4 years ago

wow the s11 400 was more than 30 seconds slower than Ms. Patterson…