Leanne Smith

2022 World Para Swimming Championships: Overall Summary

Italy topped the medal table for the second straight World Para Swimming Championships. Italy’s Simone Barlaam(above) can be seen celebrating his world record

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Italy Tops Medals Table for 2nd Straight World Para Swimming Championships

The Italians capped off their week in Madeira with a world record in the final mixed 4×100-meter freestyle relay 34 pts event on Saturday. 

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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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US Breaks 4×50 Mixed Medley Relay World Record on Day Three of Para Worlds

USA’s team of Ellie Marks, Leanne Smith, Abbas Karimi, and Rudy Garcia-Tolson (above) shaved .10 off China’s World record in the 4×50 mixed medley relay.

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Two More World Records Broken on Day 2 of Para Worlds as Italy Extends Medals Lead

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.

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U.S. Paralympic Swimming Nominates 25 Athletes To World Championship Roster

29-time Paralympic medalist Jessica Long was among the 25 swimmers named to the American roster for the 2022 Para World Championships.

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Leanne Smith Breaks Her 3rd World Record on Final Day of Para World Series

Leanne Smith won her 5th gold medal and broke her 3rd World Record in 3 days of racing this weekend in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Leanne Smith Smashes World Record Times At Indianapolis Para World Series

Paralympic silver medalist Leanne Smith set two world records on night one of the Indianapolis 2022 Para Swimming World Series.

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US Paralympic Swimming Names 2022 National Teams

29-time Paralympic medalist Jessica Long has been named to the US Para Swimming National Team for 2022, clearing the “A Standard” for top funding.

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Tokyo Paralympics Day 6: Boki Wins 15th Career Gold As 9 World Records Fall

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.

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6 Paralympic Records Fall On Day 6 Prelims, Including 21-Yr-Old S1 W 100 FR Cut

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.

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2020 Tokyo Paralympic Swimming Previews: 5 American Women to Watch

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

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Paralympians Evan Austin and Leanne Smith Nominated for ESPY Awards

Paralympic swimmers Evan Austin and Leanne Smith have been nominated for the 2021 ESPY Awards in the “Best Athlete with a Disability” category.

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Long, Meyers Headline US Roster for the 2021 Paralympic Games

The USOPC has announced the thirty four swimmers who will be representing the United States at the 2021 Paralympic Games in Tokyo.

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