Four World Records Fall on Day 1 of Para European Champs

2018 World Para Swimming Allianz European Championships

  • August 13th-19th, 2018
  • National Aquatic Centre, Dublin, Ireland
  • LCM
  • Live Results

Four world records fell on the first night of the 2018 Para Swimming European Championships, which kicked off Monday in Dublin, Ireland.

Italy’s Francesco Bocciardo broke his own world record in the S5 200 free, going 2:23.65. Just behind him was countrymate Antonio Fantin in 2:26.53.

The next world record came in the women’s SB9 100 breast, with the Netherlands’ Chantalle Zijderveld breaking her own previous record in 1:12.42. Her teammate Lisa Kruger was second in 1:14.87.

Ukranian Yelyzaveta Mareshko broke the third world record of the night, going 32.78 in the S6 50 free. Only .01 behind her was the former record holder, and fellow Ukranian, Viktoriia Savtsova in 32.79.

The final world record of night one went to Maryna Piddubna, also of the Ukraine. She went 30.22 in the S11 50 free and break her own world record by half a second. Taking silver was Dutch swimmer Liesette Bruinsma in 39.54.

Top 5 teams after day 1

Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Ukraine 4 6 3 13
2 Italy 4 2 3 9
3 Netherlands 2 3 1 6
4 Great Britain 2 2 2 6
5 Greece 2 1 0 3

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Vanzenko ja Dubrov and Krypak still compete. This is scandal. IPC Swimming classifiers work is still terrible. Brenda Tilk who is with real disabilty is without class now. This organisation is ridicoulus.. Paraswimming imago is bad and situation is more worse and worse!


Vanzenko is without disability and Dubrov and Krypak is with very little disability


They have no disability


how can you say this? what proof do you have?


Find one statement about why they both went from being able bodied swimmers to para


Steve/ Here are two references – the translation is rough but they are both disabled Krypak “Born on May 23, 1995 in Kharkiv Maxim is a disabled child. He was born with a problematic right foot – he is much shorter than the left (diagnosis: lesion of the locomotor apparatus). He came to the pool in 9 years on the advice of orthopedic doctors, since problems with the leg began to complicate the back. ” Dubrov “When Dubrov received a severe craniocerebral injury, everyone thought that this would interfere with his dreams of a sports career, that he would have to leave the pool path. But the guy did not part with the sport. And the structure of the system… Read more »


Can you provide a source?


Krypak own very little disability. Affected one leg. I look underwater camera yesterday. Dubrov disability affected only breastroke..


They classified large numbers of swimmers here. Anything interesting happen?


Hynd moved back to S9 and swam the 100 free in 1:02. This is his time typically for the first 100 of his 400 free. I guess he is hoping to influence the classifiers with his first appearance swim.


They should have a committee to review these type of cases and then they can review his case after the meet is over. I did see the memo for athletics that states that T30’s athlete are not allowed to be comfirmed any more. I dont know if they issued the same instructions for the swimmers but it appears that is the case. So every major meet the guy is going to swim slow in his first event?


They are over complicating things. Swimmers with CP, their ‘condition’ doesn’t fluctuate. They may present differently though but they are still going to look pretty much the same in the water day in day out. It’s the progressive impairments – Dystonia, MS, Muscular Dystrophy, Parkinsons Disease that’s messing everything up. They need to get back to the basics and quite frankly if your ‘condition’ isn’t stable, why are you even competing in Para sport?


In my opinion, neuros need to compete against neuros. This is just as the visual and intellectually impaired do. The WHO guidelines would suggest 5 classes. Can’t go on the way it is currently.


Seems Hynds and Kearney have been classified up


I saw the Kearney one. Bogioni of Italy is a 5 now and I saw Rung is a 6 but those may have been from earlier this year.
It looks like the Ukranians havent been affected.

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

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