Wenpan Huang Downs S3 50 Free WR at Para Worlds Day 5


  • Saturday, December 2nd to Wednesday, December 7th
  • Francisco Marquez Olympic Swimming Pool, Mexico City
  • LCM
  • Meet info
  • Results

Like day four, day five of the 2017 Para Swimming World Championships kicked off with a win from the United State’s Tharon Drake, who went 1:15.70 for the win in the men’s SB11 100 breast. In the women’s race, China’s Xiaotong Zhang dropped a 1:26.14 to win the race by over 14 seconds, but was just over three seconds off her own World Record.

In the women’s SB13 100 breast, American Colleen Young went 1:17.21 to break her own meet record. Unites States teammates Becca Meyers and Gia Pergolini came in third and fifth in the race with a 1:26.43 and 1:37.46, respectively.

Jessica Long blasted a commanding performance in the women’s S8 400 free, going 5:01.57. In second was US teammate Julia Gaffney, in 5:26.51, who just edged out Vendula Duskova’s 5:26.55.

China’s Benying Liu set a new meet record in the men’s S2 200 free, going 4:02.72. In third place, Chile’s Alberto Abarza set new record for the Americas, going 4:10.77.

Wenpan Huang continued his stellar meet, breaking his own World Record in the S3 50 free, going 38.81. In second, Diego Lopez set a new Americas record, going 39.70. Additionally, in 8th, Youssef Elsayed set a new African record in 1:03.62.

In the men’s S14 100 back, American Lawrence Sapp took gold in 1:06.42.

In the S4 50 free, Italy’s Monica Boggioni took gold and set a new meet record in 38.79. In third, Jiao Cheng set a new Asian record, going 43.03.

Colombia’s Nelson Crispin, in the men’s S6 50 fly, dropped a new record for the Americas, going 30.82.

For the final record swim of the day, China’s Haijao Xu set a meet record in the men’s S8 100 fly, going 59.70. He’s now just about half a second off of teammate Maodong Song’s World Record.

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Torrey Hart

Torrey is from Oakland, CA, and majored in media studies and American studies at Claremont McKenna College, where she swam distance freestyle for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps team. Outside of SwimSwam, she has bylines at Sports Illustrated, Yahoo Sports, SB Nation, and The Student Life newspaper.

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