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.
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.
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.)
Il secondo giorno delle Paralimpiadi di Tokyo 2020 vede ancora l’Italia protagonista. I risultati più rilevanti delle batterie
Ukraine’s Yelyzaveta Mereshko took about one-third of a second off the SM6 200 IM world record, set by Great Britain’s Maisie Summers-Newton in 2019.
Roman Zhdanov (middle) and Valeriia Shabalina of the Russian Paralympic Committee each broke a world record on day 1 of the Tokyo Paralympic Games.
RPC’s Valeriia Shabalina (S14 W 100 FL) and Roman Zhdanov (SB13 M 50 BR) both broke World records during the first Tokyo 2020 Paralympic finals session.
USA’s Marks notched the S6 women’s 50 free Paralympic record (PR) to take the top finals seed. Both men’s/women’s S14 100 fly PRs were broken in prelims too.
As we approach an exciting Paralympic Games, we reflect on what makes Ukraine such a powerhouse, in the pool and in other sports, too.
Brazil’s Daniel Dias announced that Tokyo will be his 4th and final Paralympic Games. He is set to defend his S5 50 back title for the 4th Games in a row.
Switzerland’s Nora Meister (pictured) clocked the first of tonight’s three world records to win gold in the S6 400 freestyle
Summers-Newton’s record was one of four world marks set on day three in London.
Ukraine’s Yelyzaveta Mereshko led all female swimmers in Rio with 5 total Paralympic medals. 4 were gold for Mereshko, all individual. Her only non-gold medal was a bronze from Ukraine’s mixed 4×50 free relay.