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
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