Hannah Aspden Leads US Podium Sweep for 2nd Consecutive Night at Parapan Ams


  • 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

Night four of the 2019 Parapan American Games saw the United States log its first meet records of the week, as well as a podium sweep for the second consecutive night.

S9 swimmer Hannah Aspden led the American women’s 100 back sweep on night three, and Wednesday she took gold in the 400 free. She won in 5:01.05, just ahead of teammate Madelyn White, who went 5:01.25. Alyssia Crook rounded out the U.S. sweep in 5:12.19.

Mexico also notched yet another podium sweep Wednesday – and has one on every night of the meet so far – in the men’s SB2 50 breast. Jose Castorena Velez broke his own meet record to win in 56.54; teammate Cristopher Tronco Sanchez nabbed silver in 1:02.93  and Marcos Zarate Rodriguez took bronze in 1:09.48.

While the U.S. had its most successful day yet, earning 11 medals, Brazil continued its dominance, earning 15 for the third time this week.

Brazil earned two podium finishers in two events Wednesday: the men’s S9 400 free and men’s S11 200 IM. In the former, the United States’ Matt Torres won in meet record fashion (4:34.28), and Brazil’s Ruiter Goncalves Silva and Vanilton do Nascimento Filho went 2-3 in 4:35.28 and 4:40.31, respectively.

Additional notable performances:

  • Colombia’s Carlos Serrano Zarate broke his own meet record in the men’s S7 50 free, winning gold in 28.19.
  • The U.S. went 2-3 in the men’s S10 50 free, as Jamal Hill earned silver in 26.10 and Tye Dutcher bronze, in a close race, in 26.50.
  • Colombia went 1-2 in the men’s SM4 100 breast. Moises Fuentes Garcia posted a dominant win in 1:39.80, while Miguel Rincon Narvaez took second in 1:48.68; the duo were the only swimmers under 2:00.
  • Canada went 1-3 in the women’s S14 100 fly. Angela Marina won her third medal of the meet (her first gold) in 1:12.68. American Leslie Cichoki took silver in 1:14.95, and Canada’s Emma Van Dyk was third in 1:18.18.

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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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