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.
Tully Kearney and Ellie Challis’s world records as well as three other gold medals gave the Brits a great showing on day one of Para Worlds
Although he didn’t ultimately win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year, Olympic champion Adam Peaty finished third in the voting for the prestigious award.
Two swimmers broke their respective class Paralympic records by competing with a higher class’ heats. A continental record also fell on day 7 prelims.
With many races swum during the day 5 finals session, 5 more World Records were broken in Tokyo, 3 of which fell at the hands of the previous WR holder.
USA’s Jessica Long has earned 23 Paralympic medals over the past 4 Paralympic Games and will defend her title in the SM8 200 IM from 2008, 2012 and 2016
Teen Kayla Van Der Merwe is continuing her remarkable run this year, earning Swim England’s Talent Swimmer of the Year for 2019.
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Great Britain announced the para swimmers who will compete at its upcoming home world championships in London.