Para Worlds Day 6: Boggioni and Inkook Take Down WRs, Long Claims Gold


  • Saturday, December 2nd to Wednesday, December 7th
  • Francisco Marquez Olympic Swimming Pool, Mexico City
  • LCM
  • Meet info
  • Results

The sixth and final day of the 2017 Para Swimming World Championships featured a handful of quick swims, including two new World Records.

The United States’ Robert Griswold took gold in the men’s SM8 200 IM, going 2:33.85. Jessica Long took first in the women’s race in 2:49.93. In second was teammate Julia Gaffney in 3:07.08.

Wenpan Huang continued his phenomenal meet in the men’s SM3 150IM. In prelims, he went 2:58.36 — a new meet record — but obliterated that time in finals, going 2:51.50.

Monica Boggioni took gold and set a new World Record in the women’s SM4 150IM, in 2:41.52. Just behind her was Jiao Cheng, setting a new Asian record in 2:41.67.

Korea’s Lee Inkook took gold in the men’s S14 100 fly, blasting a 57.78 for a new World Record. His teammate Wonsang Cho took second in 1:01.27.

In the women’s S9 50 free, Spain’s Sarai Gascon downed the meet record, going 29.13.

To close out the meet, China took gold and set a new meet record in the men’s 4×50 free relay, going 2:18.86. They were well ahead of the second-place team from Italy, which went 2:44.36. The United States was fifth in 3:13.75.

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Steve Swims
6 years ago

why doesn’t michael phelps go to these meets and support the paralympians?

Reply to  Steve Swims
6 years ago

He’s busy being retired

Reply to  Steve Swims
6 years ago

Because the paraswimmers are doing great as it is for publicity and attitude and achievements.

Reply to  Steve Swims
6 years ago

Celebrities tend to swamp the publicity at these events…it is actually not about him, or able bodied swimmers at all.

6 years ago

How does the 150 IM work out of curiosity? I’m assuming that it would be back breast and free?

Reply to  Eggnog
6 years ago

That’s it, no butterfly in the 75m/150m IM

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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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