Meet Records Continue to Drop on Night 3 of Parapan American 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

The third night of the 2019 Parapan American Games largely continued the trend of the first two nights – dominance from the Brazilian and Mexican teams – but also saw the United States log its first podium sweep of the meet and win nine medals on the day.

American Hannah Aspden led that sweep with a 1:13.20 in the women’s S9 100 back. Lizzi Smith, who set a meet record in the S9 50 free on night two, took silver in 1:14.57; she also won a gold medal on night one in the S9 100 fly. Rounding out the sweep was Amanda Palyo in 1:20.23.

Swimmers from Brazil and Mexico also notched podium sweeps Tuesday night.

Wendell Belarmino Pereira led Brazil’s sweep of the men’s S11 100 free, taking gold in 59.33– a new meet record. Matheus Rheine took silver in 1:00.46 and José Perdigão Maia bronze in 1:03.27.

For Mexico, it was Gustavo Sánchez Martinez who took gold in the men’s S4 100 free in 1:31.38, followed by teammate Jesus Hernandez in 1:36.62. Jose Castorena Velez finished off the sweep in 1:45.94.

Additional notable performances:

  • Columbia’s Nelson Crispin Corzo broke the meet record in the men’s SB6 100 breast final by five seconds, winning in 1:20.39.
  • Brazil’s Maria Gomes Santiago broke the meet record in the women’s S12 100 back final by three seconds, taking gold in 1:13.50. American Aspen Shelton was also under the previous record, taking silver in 1:15.98.
  • Mexico’s Matilde Figueroa Alcazar set a new meet record in the women’s S11 100 free, winning in 1:15.23.
  • Argentina’s Fernando Carlomagno hit a new meet record in the men’s S7 100 back, taking gold in 1:12.20
  • Cecilia Jeronimo de Araujo, of Brazil, took over a second-and-a-half off the meet record in the women’s S8 400 free, going 5:17.73 for the win. Mexico’s Lizette Paola Ruvalcaba Nuñez was also under the previous record, taking second at 5:18.38.

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4 years ago

The new standard! Winning a medal representing your country isn’t “notable”.

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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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