World Record, Full Session Race Videos From IPC European Championships Day 1

2016 IPC SWIMMING EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • Funchal, Portugal
  • Prelims: 9:00am/Finals: 5:00pm (West European) – (4:00am/12:00pm U.S Eastern)
  • Sunday, May 1 – Saturday, May 7, 2016
  • Event page
  • Schedule/Results

Race videos courtesy of Paralympic Games YouTube Channel.

Day 1 Prelims full session race videos / Day 1 Finals full session race videos

Russia’s Dmitrii Kokarev swam for a new European record this morning with 4:19.83, but returned in finals to break the World record in the men’s 200m freestyle S2 class with 4:12.76. Ukraine’s Serhii Palamarchuk finished in 4:21.76 for second place while Ievgen Panibratets took third with 4:31.53 for another Ukraine podium showing.  Kokarev’s World record swim is available to watch in the YouTube video below.

Also swimming a World record for Russia was Valeriia Shabalina. She turned in a 2:08.29 during the morning session, but powered through finals to improve her prelims effort by five seconds and earned gold in 2:03.54. British Paralympic champion Jessica-Jane Applegate claimed the silver medal in 2:06.29 as Spain’s Michelle Alonso rounded out the podium with 2:16.87. When a video of Shabalina’s World record swim becomes available, it’ll be added here as well.

RUSSIA’S DMITRII KOKAREV – MEN’S 200m FREE S2 WORLD RECORD

 

 

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Stephen Parsons

Stephen's swimming journey has taken him all across the Southeastern United States. Starting out at the Flowood, MS based Sunkist Swim Team, he made the transition to Auburn, AL where he competed the remainder of his high school years with Auburn Aquatics. His college career began at Daytona State College under the …

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