2016 RIO PARALYMPIC GAMES
- 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
Paralympics Day 6 Prelims Recap
Men’s S6 400M Freestyle
Thijs Van Hofweegen of the Netherlands will be seeded first going into finals tonight with a time of 5:11.79. Following him are Francesco Bocciardo of Italy with a time of 5:18.61 and China’s Jinbiao Luo with a time of 5:20.77.
Women’s S6 400M Freestyle
World record holder Yelyzaveta Mereshko finished first in prelims with a time of 5:25.27. Great Britain will have two athletes competing in this final. Eleanor Simmons and Ellie Robinson will swim in finals with times of 5:37.75 and 5:41.04, respectively.
Men’s SM7 200M IM
Colombia’s Carlos Serrano Zarate will lead the way into this final with a time of 2:40.58. The USA’s Rudy Garcia-Tolson will be seeded second with a time of 2:43.26. Current world record holder Ievgenii Bogodaiko will also compete in the final heat with a qualifying time of 2:44.89.
Women’s SM7 200M IM
Cortney Jordan of the United States will be competing as the third seed going into this final with a time of 3:08.84. Canada will send two swimmers to this final. Tess Routliffe is the second seed with a time of 3:04.87. Her teammate, Sarah Mehain finished fifth in prelims with a time of 3:14.82.
Men’s S10 100M Freestyle
Ukraine will take the top two seeds going into finals. Maksym Krypak and Denys Dubrov qualified first and second with times of 51.52 and 51.76, respectively. Their teammate Dmytro Vanzenko will also be competing in finals. Brazil will send two swimmers to this final. Pelipe Rodrigues finished third in prelims with a time of 51.96. Teammate and current world record holder Andre Brasil also qualified for finals.
Women’s S10 100M Freestyle
Canada’s Aurelie Rivard set a new Paralympic Record with a time of 59.89. Rivard will be seeded first for tonight’s finals. Following her are New Zealand’s Sophie Pascoe with a time of 1:01.54 and France’s Elodie Lorandi with a time of 1:02.24.
Men’s SB11 100M Breaststroke
Ukraine’s Oleksandr Mashchenko finished first in prelims with a time of 1:13.75. USA’s Tharon Drake also qualified for finals with a time of 1:15.58.
Men’s SB12 100M Breaststroke
Paralympic record holder Uladzimir Izotau of Belarus finished first in prelims with a time of 1:07.52. Following him in finals will be Azerbaijan’s Dzmitry Salei with a time of 1:08.68 and Kazakhstan’s Anuar Akhmetov with a time of 1:09.35.
Men’s S8 100M Backstroke
USA’s Robert Griswold qualified for the first seed in finals and set a Paralympic record with a time of 1:05.33. Ukraine will send two athletes to finals. Both Iurii Bozhynskyi and Bohdan Hrynenko will swim in finals
Women’s S8 100M Backstroke
World record holder Stephanie Millward of Great Britain set a new Paralympic record with a time of 1:13.75. Following her into finals are two USA athletes. Jessica Long qualified with a time of 1:18.92 and her teammate Elizabeth Marks qualified with a time of 1:19.97.
Men’s S9 50M Freestyle
Great Britain’s Mathew Wiley finished first in prelims with a time of 25.99. Following him into finals tonight are Australia’s Timothy Disken with a time of 26.08 and Spain’s Jose Antonio Mari Alcaraz with a time of 26.15.
Women’s S9 50M Freestyle
USA’s Michelle Konkoly set a new Paralympic record with her time of 28.36. Konkoly currently holds the world record in this event. Australia will have three athletes swimming in this final tonight. Ellie Cole, Emily Beecroft, and Ashleigh McConnell will all be competing.
Men’s S3 50M Freestyle
China will send three swimmers to finals in this event. Wenpan Huang qualified for the top seed with a time of 40.51 setting both Paralympic and World records. Teammates Jainping Du and Hanhua Li both qualified for finals with times of 46.95 and 50.55, respectively.
Men’s S4 200M Freestyle
Korea’s Seong Jo Gi qualified for the top seed with a time of 3:03.64. Following him into finals are Slovakia’s Darko Durik with a time of 3:05.03 and the Netherland’s Michael Schoenmaker with a time of 3:05.13.
Tonight’s swimming finals will begin at 4:30 Eastern Time.