Paralympics Day 6 Closes with 5 world records

by Kyra Florea 0

September 13th, 2016 News, Paralympic & IPC Swimming


  • Wednesday, September 7 – Sunday, September 18, 2016
  • Swimming: Thursday, September 8 – Saturday, September 17, 2016
  • Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Prelims 9:30 AM / Finals 5:30 PM (local time)
  • IPC World Records
  • Live stream links: NBC / IPC
  • Schedule/Results

Day 6 of Paralympic Swimming closed with a total of five new world records.

In the Men’s SM7 200M Im, Ukraine’s Ievgenii Bogodaiko broke his own world record and Paralympic record with a time of 2:30.72. Bogodiako set the previous world record, a time of 2:33.13 at the London Paralympics in 2012.

Bozun Yang of China also broke his own Paralympic and world records in the Men’s SB11 100M Breaststroke. Yang swam a time of 1:10.08 at tonight’s final, just beating his previous record time of 1:10.11.

China continued to break world records tonight when Xiaotong Zhang posted a finals time of 1:23.02 in the Women’s SB11 100M Breaststroke. Zhang broke the previous record of 1:24.63 held by the Netherland’s Liesette Bruinsma.

Cong Zhou, also of China set a world record and Paralympic record in the Men’s S8 100M Backstroke. Zhou’s finals time of 1:02.90 broke the previous record of 1:03.32 held by Russia’s Konstantin Lisenkov.

The final world record of the night was set by China’s Wenpan Huang in the Men’s S3 50M Freestyle. Huang swam a time of 39.24, shattering the previous world record of 42.60.

Paralympic swimming will continue tomorrow morning. The prelim session will begin at 8:30 AM Eastern time.




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