Brazilian Swimmers Finish 2019 Parapan Ams with 127 Medals, 53 Gold

LIMA 2019 PARAPAN AM GAMES

  • Villa Deportiva Nacional – Videna, Lima, Peru
  • Para-Swimming: August 25th – August 29th
  • Prelims 11 AM / Finals 8:30 PM (local time/US Central Time)
  • Official Website
  • Live results

Brazil notched two podium finishers in six events on the final night of the 2019 Parapan American Games, solidifying itself atop the final medal table. Nearly 70 meet records went down, in all, over the course of the meet.

The nation’s first two-medal podium of Friday night came in the second event, the women’s SM5 200 IM. Esthefany de Oliviera shattered the old meet record by 15 seconds, winning in 3:54.66. Joana Jaciara da Silva was second in 3:57.77, early a minute ahead of the next-fastest finisher.

Brazilian women also went 1-2 in the S3 50 back and S12 100 free. Edenia Nogueira Garcia won the former 57.02, a new meet record by 10 seconds. Maiara Regina Pereira Barreto was second in 1:00.91. Swimmers from Mexico finished third, fourth and fifth. Maria Gomes Santigo won the 100 free in 59.73, setting a meet record by seven seconds; Lucilene Da Silva Sousa was second in 1:02.84, four second ahead of bronze medalist Aspen Shelton (USA) in 1:06.95.

Wendell Belarmino Pereira and José Maia Perdigão went 2-3 in the men’s SB11 100 breast, going 1:22.53 and 1:24.33, respectively. Winning the event was Colombia’s Leider Lemus Rojas in 1:16.04, a new meet record by three seconds.

In the event following, Brazilian men went 2-3 behind the U.S.’s Carson Sanocki in the SM13 200 IM. Sanocki went 2:19.08 for a gold medal and new meet record, closely followed by Douglas Rocha Matera in 2:19.39, and then Guilherme Batista Silva in 2:29.58.

Brazil’s final event with two top three finishers was the men’s S2 100 free. Gabriel dos Santos won his fifth medal of the meet, taking gold in 2:04.60. Chile’s Albert0 Abarza Díaz was second in 2:08.28 and Brazil’s Bruno Becker da Silva was third in 2:12.56.

Additional notable performances:

  • Mexico kicked off the day with yet another podium sweep. Daniel Diaz won his fourth gold medal in 45.06, hitting a new meet record by over nine seconds. Marcos Zarate Rodriguez was second in 1:02.40 and Luis Burgos Godínez was third in 1:06.83.
  • Colombia’s Daniel Giraldo Correa set a new meet record in men’s S12 100 free, going 56.70.
  • Mexico’s Luis Armando Andrade Guillen broke his own meet record from four years ago in the men’s S8 100 free, going 1:01.23.
  • Colombia’s Carlos Zarate Serrano took over seven seconds off his own meet record in the men’s SM7 200 IM at 2:35.
  • Argentina’s Daniela Gimenez broke her own record in the women’s SB9 100 break, going 1:20.46. American Samantha Tubbs was just behind her at 1:21.12, and teammate Summer Schmit was third in 1:27.95.
  • Twelve-year-old Sara Vargas, of Colombia, won her fourth gold medal of the meet and fifth medal overall in the women’s S6 100 free. She hit a new meet record of 1:17.00, besting her own record from the morning session.

Final Medal Table

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank by Total
1 Brazil 53 45 29 127 1
2 Mexico 27 33 23 83 2
3 Colombia 25 11 21 57 4
4 United States 14 16 32 62 3
5 Argentina 9 17 14 40 5
6 Canada 6 7 8 21 6
7 Chile 5 3 1 9 7
8 Cuba 1 4 2 7 8
9 Costa Rica 0 1 0 1 11
9 Dominican Rep. 0 1 0 1 11
9 Puerto Rico 0 1 0 1 11
12 Venezuela 0 0 4 4 9
13 Peru 0 0 2 2 10
14 Ecuador 0 0 1 1 11
14 Uruguay 0 0 1 1 11

 

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Torrey Hart

Torrey is from Oakland, CA, and majored in media studies and American studies at Claremont McKenna College, where she swam distance freestyle for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps team. Outside of SwimSwam, she has bylines at Sports Illustrated, Yahoo Sports, SB Nation, and The Student Life newspaper.

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