Gabriel Bandeira

Swimming’s TopTenTweets: Which Pregnancy Announcement Did It Best?

Federica Pellegrini treated us to the the first of two great pregnancy announcements from swimming stars this week. See where they check in on our list.


Four World Records Fall on Day Five of Para World Championships

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

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Simone Barlaam Blasts 100 Free S9 World Record at Para World Championships

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.

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Tokyo Paralympics Day 7 Finals: Brit Reece Dunn Earns Third S14 Gold Medal

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.

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Tokyo Paralympics Day 4 Records Round-Up: 13 Paralympic Records Re-Written

ESP’s Ponce Bertran broke the 1996 SB5 men’s 100 breast Paralympic record during prelims before RPC’s Granichka re-wrote it in World record fashion.

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Tokyo Paralympics Day 4 Finals: China (25) and RPC (20) Lead Medal Table

China currently leads the medal table with 25 total medals, five more than the RPC. In the S11 women’s 100 back, China finished 1-2-3, led by Cai Liwen.

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USA’s Robert Griswold Wins S8 100 BK Paralympic Title in World Record Fashion

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.


2020 Tokyo Paralympics Day 1: RPC Breaks 2 World Records, 8 Para Records Fall

Roman Zhdanov (middle) and Valeriia Shabalina of the Russian Paralympic Committee each broke a world record on day 1 of the Tokyo Paralympic Games.

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Tokyo 2020 Paralympics Day One Finals: 2 World and 8 Paralympic Records Fall

RPC’s Valeriia Shabalina (S14 W 100 FL) and Roman Zhdanov (SB13 M 50 BR) both broke World records during the first Tokyo 2020 Paralympic finals session.


Three Paralympic Records Fall During First Prelims Session of Tokyo 2020

USA’s Marks notched the S6 women’s 50 free Paralympic record (PR) to take the top finals seed. Both men’s/women’s S14 100 fly PRs were broken in prelims too.


Italy Ends Para Euros Atop Medals Table With 4×100 Free Relay World Record

Italy’s relay of Fantin, Raimondi, Morlacchi and Barlaam (above) broke the World Record in the 4×100 free relay, putting Italy atop the final medals table.

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Dadaon Sets S4 200 Free World Record, Ukraine Overtakes Italy at Para Euros

On day six, Israel’s Ami Omer Dadaon took down Zhdanov’s S4 200 free World Record from 2019. Ukraine has taken the lead in team standings, surpassing Italy.

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Trimi and Ponce Bertran Break World Records at Para Euros Day 5

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.

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Roman Zhdanov Cracks the Men’s 150IM World Record at Para Euros Day 3

Russia’s Roman Zhdanov won the men’s 150IM SM4 final with a time of 2:22.38, breaking the World Record set by Cameron Leslie of New Zealand in 2016 by .74.

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Fantin and Dadaon Shatter World Records at Para Euros Day 2

Italy’s Antonio Fantin (middle) crushed his own 100 free S6 World Record twice today to win the event. Israel’s Ami Omer Dadaon broke the 100 free S4 WR.

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