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.
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.
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.
Hometown hero Daniel Dias and Ukrainian visitor Denys Dubrov each won their second gold of the Rio Paralympics on day 5 and sit tied for the overall medal lead at 5 apiece.
China has earned 4 golds and 11 total medals in the pool just one day into the 2016 Paralympics, building a big lead to try to defend its 2012 Paralympic medal table crown.