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.
29-time Paralympic medalist Jessica Long was among the 25 swimmers named to the American roster for the 2022 Para World Championships.
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.
Two-time U.S. Paralympian Robert Griswold came within .13 of his own men’s S8 50 fly world record from 2019 to win the event in Greensboro.
Long, the most decorated Para swimmer ever, will race two events while 13 more members of the 2020 U.S. Para swim team are also set to compete in Greensboro.
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.
Two swimmers broke their respective class Paralympic records by competing with a higher class’ heats. A continental record also fell on day 7 prelims.
With many races swum during the day 5 finals session, 5 more World Records were broken in Tokyo, 3 of which fell at the hands of the previous WR holder.
Giulia Terzi conquista la medaglia d’argento alle Paralimpiadi di Tokyo 2020 nei 400 metri stile libero femminili S7 in 5:06.32
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
The USOPC has announced the thirty four swimmers who will be representing the United States at the 2021 Paralympic Games in Tokyo.
The 2021 US Paralympic Trials will take place this week at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center from Thursday, June 17 to Saturday, June 19.
The two took us through competing at their first meet since the pandemic and what competition and Paralympic qualification will look like moving forward.
McKenzie Coan (above) won 3 gold medals at the 2016 Paralympic Games and 5 total medals at the 2019 IPC World Championships.