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.
Among the record-breakers during the last prelims session in Tokyo was USA’s Robert Griswold, who set an Americas continental record to lead heats.
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.
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.
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.
CYP’s Pelendritou and CHN’s Guizhi became the first S11 females to break 30 seconds in the 50 free during the third prelims session of the Tokyo Paralympics.