Barlaam set a new world record in the men’s 50 freestyle S9, clocking 23.96 to bring the mark under 24 seconds for the first time.
Host nation Great Britain claimed 2 gold medals on Day 5, but Ukraine continued its momentum from yesterday and won 5 more tonight, including one in WR time.
Stickney won the first gold medal of the championships for the American team as she knocked nearly five seconds off the world record.
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.
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.
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.
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.