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.
Two more world records were taken down Monday as Italy widened its medals lead on Day 2 of the Para World Swimming Championships in Madeira, Portugal.
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.
Teenager Simone Barlaam headined the night by breaking a seven-year-old world record in the men’s S9 100 back.