China, Ukraine Dominate Paralympic Swimming Medals On Day 2

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
  • Schedule/Results

China and Ukraine have begun to pull away from the field in gold and total swimming medals at the 2016 Paralympics.

China added 5 more golds to rise to 9 overall, plus 11 silver and 5 bronzes. China’s 5 golds on day 2 are more than any other team in the competition has total, tying the 5 put up by Ukraine for second in the current medal table.

In fact, two events (the men’s 100 fly S8 and men’s 50 fly S6) were swept by China in 1-2-3 finishes.

Ukraine wasn’t far behind on Friday, taking 4 golds and rising to 16 total medals. Great Britain is still in third, but the United States is also on the move. The U.S. trails Great Britain by 5 in the total medal count, but got its second gold on day 2 from McKenzie Coan. Coan won the women’s 50 free S7. Great Britain added one gold, courtesy of Ellie Robinson in the women’s 50 fly S6.

Medal Table Through Day 2

Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
China 9 11 5 25
Ukraine 5 3 8 16
Great Britain 3 3 5 11
USA 2 2 2 6
Australia 2 1 1 4
Korea 2 2
Netherlands 1 2 3 6
Brazil 1 2 1 4
New Zealand 1 1 1 3
Spain 1 1 2
South Africa 1 1
Belarus 1 1
Kazakhstan 1 1
Singapore 1 1
Canada 1 1
Uzbekistan 2 2 4
Italy 2 2
Germany 1 1
Poland 1 1
Japan 1 1
Norway 1 1
Colombia 1 1
Sweden 1 1

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