Nora Meister Opens Para Euros Day 4 Finals With World Record


  • May 16th – 22nd, 2021
  • Penteada Swimming Complex, Funchal, Madeira
  • Long Course Meters (50m)
  • Prelims @9:30am local time
  • Finals @5:30pm local time
  • Live Results
  • Live Stream

The World Record-breaking streak has been continued once again in Maderia as another three world best times were set during day 4 of the 2021 World Para Swimming European Championships.

The first record of the night went to Switzerland’s Nora Meister in the women’s 400m freestyle S6 as she hit the wall in 5:12.87 to take down the previous mark of 5:13.32 set by China’s Yuyan Jiang in 2019. That time also doubles up as a new European Record, lowering the old time of 5:14.69 which belonged to Ukrainian Yelyzaveta Mereshko from 2016.

The second record to fall was that of Carlotta Gilli‘s S13 100 backstroke record. The Italian Gilli downer her own previous mark of 1:05.76, shaving 0.20 off it to set a new world-leading time of 1:05.56.

She originally set that World Record while competing at the 2018 edition of this event in Dublin, Ireland. Here, she takes away the gold medal and was almost a second ahead of the rest of the field. Second place went to Russia’s Anna Krivshina (1:06.52) and third to Ireland’s Róisín Ní Riain, who is competing at her first major international competition, in 1:09.37.

The third and final World Record of the fourth finals session was achieved by Italian freestyler Simone Barlaam in the S9 100 free.

The seven-time world champion had a breakthrough Europeans during the 2018 edition of this event where he came away with four European gold medals and one silver. That occasion also marked his first World Record, which came in the 50 free S9.

He only recently lowered this mark while racing in FeSbruary of this year in Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy. His time then was 53.41 which he had broken through once again here with his new time of 53.03. His nearest competitor was Frenchman Ugo Didier who clocked 55.95, while third place went to Bogdan Mozgovoi of Russia in 56.24.

Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Italy 19 13 15 47
2 Ukraine 17 19 14 50
3 Russian Federation 14 18 15 47
4 Spain 8 8 10 26
5 Hungary 5 1 1 7


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Coach Rob
2 years ago

Lets go paralympics! These athletes don’t get enough credit.