Italy topped the medal table for the second straight World Para Swimming Championships. Italy’s Simone Barlaam(above) can be seen celebrating his world record
Gabriel Bandeira broke the 200 IM SM14 world record to win his second gold medal of the meet and close the gap between the U.S. and Brazil in medal standings
Barlaam crushed his own 100 free S9 world record by .8 to win gold for Italy, helping further establish their dominance on the medal table after day four.
Raman Salei won his 3rd gold medal for Azerbaijan, bringing their medal count to 4 golds total. Meanwhile, Jessica Long is now a 29-time Paralympic medalist.
Among the record-breakers during the last prelims session in Tokyo was USA’s Robert Griswold, who set an Americas continental record to lead heats.
After picking up golds in the S14 100 free and mixed 4×100 free relay, Brit Reece Dunn took down the 200 IM World record en route his third title in Tokyo.
Two swimmers broke their respective class Paralympic records by competing with a higher class’ heats. A continental record also fell on day 7 prelims.
Belarus’ Ihar Boki took the SM13 men’s 200 IM on day six, his 4th gold in Tokyo and 15th career Paralympic title. His swim was among nine World records too.
Out of the S3 women’s 100 free heats, S1 swimmer Elif Ildem put up a new Paralympic class record of 3:17.54, one of six fallen Paralympic records on day six.
American Robert Griswold upgraded his 2016 bronze to 2020 gold in the S8 men’s 100 back here in Tokyo en route a new class World record.
Italy’s Arjola Trimi and Spain’s Antoni Ponce Bertran shattered World Records in the women’s 50 free S4 final and men’s 100 breast SB5 final, respectively.