A total of 19 athletes set new world records at the penultimate leg of the Para Swimming World Series in Berlin, including Great Britain’s Stephen Clegg.
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
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.
USA’s Jessica Long became a 27-time Paralympic medalist while CAN’s Aurelie Rivard, BRA’s Maria Gomes Santiago, and CHN’s Zheng Tao picked up more golds.
A trio of Paralympic records fell on day 8 prelims. Among them was Italy’s Antonio Fantin, who bettered his S6 men’s 100 FR two-day-old Paralympic mark.
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.
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.
Canada’s Aurelie Rivard and China’s Liu Yu were the two World/Paralympic record-breakers during the fourth prelims session of the Tokyo Paralympics.
2 of the 9 world records that fell on day 2 of the Paralympics were broken by 17-year-olds Anastasia Pagonis (above, 400 free) and Gia Pergolini (100 back.)
Dominant S13 swimmer Ihar Boki of Belarus won his second title in Tokyo with a 100 back world record of 56.36, his 13th career Paralympic title.