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.
The 25-year-old Rivard clocked a time of 4:24.08, more than five seconds clear of her previous world record of 4:29.27 set in 2018.
As four World and eight Paralympic records fell during day 9 finals in Tokyo, USA’s Jessica Long earned her 28th career Paralympic medal.
During the penultimate prelims session of the Tokyo Paralympics, one World, two continental, and three Paralympic records were broken.
USA’s Jessica Long became a 27-time Paralympic medalist while CAN’s Aurelie Rivard, BRA’s Maria Gomes Santiago, and CHN’s Zheng Tao picked up more golds.
Gaffney broke Shelby Newkirk’s days-old record.