Dias, Dubrov Win 2nd Golds, 5th Medals At Paralympics Day 5


  • 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
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  • Schedule/Results

Hometown hero Daniel Dias and Ukrainian visitor Denys Dubrov each won their second gold of the Rio Paralympics on day 5 and sit tied for the overall medal lead at 5 apiece.

The Brazilian Dias went 32.78 to take gold in the men’s 50 free S5, and now sits tied for the most overall medals of any athlete in any sport in Brazil.

Also owning 5 is Denys Dubrov of Ukraine, who won his second gold with a world record 54.71 in the men’s 100 fly S10.

Dias owns a slight edge with 2 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze to Dubrov’s 2 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze.

In terms of total gold medals, 5 different swimmers lead with three golds apiece. 4 of those swimmers won events on Monday:

  • American Rebecca Meyers went 4:19.59 to win the women’s 400 free in S13, breaking her own world record by more than 2 seconds.
  • New Zealand’s Sophie Pascoe went 1:02.65 to crush the S10 field in the women’s 100 fly. She missed her own world record by .05 seconds, but is currently the winningest Paralympian in Rio with 3 golds and 1 silver
  • Ihar Boki of Belarus topped the men’s 400 free in S13, going 3:55.62. In another close shave, Boki was just .06 off his own world record. He matches Pascoe with 3 golds but also has 1 bronze for these Rio Games.
  • China’s Zhang Li took the women’s 50 free in S5, going 36.87 for gold.

The other gold medal leader is China’s Xu Qing, who didn’t win an event Monday.

In addition to Dubrov and Meyers, 7 other world records fell on day 5:

  • New Zealand’s Cameron Leslie took two and a half seconds off his own 150 IM world record in SM4, going 2:23.12.
  • In the women’s 150 IM, Ukraine’s Olga Sviderska took silver in the combined S3/S4 race, but broke the S3 world record with a 2:54.14. That’s seven seconds under her old record from May.
  • Li Guizhi of China took a tenth off the world record in the S11 women’s 50 free. Her 30.73 took gold, with silver medalist Maja Reichard (30.76) also under the old record.
  • American Michelle Konkoly went 1:00.91 in the S9 women’s 100 free to win gold and break an 8-year-old world record by a tenth.
  • British teammates Sascha Kindred and Eleanor Simmonds won golds in the SM6 200 IMs, each breaking a world record. Kindred won the men’s event in 2:38.47 to shave just over a tenth off the world mark, and Simmonds was 2:59.81 to become the first woman in the class ever under three minutes.
  • China’s Pan Shiyun went 28.41 to break the men’s S7 world record in the 50 fly. That’s more than a full second under his old world record, which he set in 2012 then tied in 2015.

Other event winners on day 5:

  • Team USA’s Brad Snyder went 25.57 to win the men’s 50 free in S11.
  • Australia’s Timothy Disken won the men’s 100 free S9 in 56.23. His teammate Brenden Hall took silver.
  • Susannah Rodgers won the women’s 50 fly S7 for Great Britain, going 35.07.

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5 years ago

Wow, :54.71! Does anyone know exactly what this guy’s disability is?

Reply to  bossanova
5 years ago
Stay Human
Reply to  bossanova
5 years ago

Lactose intolerance, narcissistic personality disorder, and, rumor has it, an ingrown toenail.

Reply to  Stay Human
5 years ago

The $40000 for gold, $26000 for silver and $18000 for bronze offered by the Ukrainian Paralympic Committee might have something to do with it

Reply to  bossanova
5 years ago

Rumor has it he was a pro swimmer and owns the 200 IM record in Ukraine among pros, then he got beat up very badly at a night club with multiple concussions, perhaps broken bones etc, and after that he turned Para.

Reply to  John
5 years ago

To be honest…I don’t buy it, especially considering an as yet unnamed person from Ukraine have been writing to Para committees around the world to warn them if this impending fraud. And what of Maksym Krypak? Bit weird that two athletes from the same country suddenly become impaired around the same time and end up dominating the Paralympics in the same class don’t you think? And don’t forget that this coincides with the Ukrainian government offering monetary awards for medals won at the Paralympics in Rio.

Even if what you have said is true you have to remember that to compete in Para sport and be correctly classed an athlete’s physical condition has to be stable and Dubrov’s has not… Read more »

Reply to  SprintDude9000
5 years ago

if he is really getting that cash then its just a money grab. Sad its allowed to happen. They need to profile these athletes better and impose a two year waiting period anytime an AB swimmer claims a recent injury has made them eligible.

5 years ago

Lt Brad Snyder has looked great this week. So happy for him.

Reply to  sportinindc
5 years ago

sporty — yes, Snyder has looked good. Just wondering if you are being ‘snarky’ and putting him in the same class as the swimmers above. Hopefully not. Last time I checked he is MISSING both eyes.

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