2016 Paralympic Games: Day 2 Finals Live Recap

Mary Fisher (PARA) celebrates a World Record in the 50m Butterfly during the New Zealand Open Swimming Championships, Owen G Glenn National Aquatic Centre, Auckland, New Zealand. Friday 1 April 2016 Photo: Simon Watts / www.bwmedia.co.nz
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Everything you need to follow along with night two of 2016 Paralympic swimming finals action. The first event dives in at 5:30 local time. Hit refresh for the latest coverage.

Men’s 100m Backstroke S1

Ukraine’s Hennadii Boiko destroyed the field, finishing in a new world record of 2:08.01. In a tight battle for second his teammate Anton Kol wound up third with a 2:27.45. Francesco Bettella of Italy earned silver in 2:27.06.

Greek teammates Christos Tampaxis (2:54.23) and Dimitrios Karypidis (3:12.73) finished fourth and sixth. Ukraine’s Oleksandr Golovko (3:03.83) was fifth and Colombia’s Luis Rojas Osorno (3:42.24) touched seventh.

Men’s 100m Backstroke S2

This morning China’s Benying Liu swam a new world record time of 1:50.67. Tonight three swimmers were faster than that mark. Liankang Zou of China was first to the wall in 1:45.25 to take down that and the Paralympic record. Liu earned silver in 1:48.29. Ukraine’s Serhii Palamarchuk won bronze in 1:49.76.

China’s Yang Yang finished fourth in 2:00.06. Ukrainian teammates Ievgen Panibratets (2:07.00) and Roman Bondarenko (2:14.10) were fifth and sixth. Poland’s Jacek Czeh (2:17.08) and Aristeidis Makrodimitris of Greece (2:22.45) completed the top eight.

Women’s 100m Backstroke S2

Singapore’s Pin Xiu Yip touched the wall in world record setting fashion, clocking a 2:07.09. China’s Yazhu Feng finished in 2:18.65 for silver. Bronze went to Ukraine’s Iryna Sotska in 2:21.98.

Hungary’s Zsanett Adami edged Greece’s Maria Kalpakidou 3:00.71 to 3:00.72. Italy’s Gloria Boccanera finished sixth with a 3:18.38.

Men’s 50m Freestyle S7

Another world record came down as China’s Shiyun Pan touched the wall in 27.35. Ukraine’s Ievgenii Bogodaiko was just behind, finishing in 27.64 for silver. Colombia’s Carlos Serrano Zarate took bronze in 28.60.

Finishing just off the medal stand was Australia’s Matthew Levy in 28.68. China’s Jingang Wang (29.50) and Great Britain’s Jonathan Fox (29.52) and Michael Jones (29.82) also cleared 30. Germany’s Tobias Pollap (30.04) rounded out the final.

Women’s 50m Freestyle S7

This morning McKenzie Coan of the United States set a Paralympic record with a time of 32.57. Tonight, she lowered the mark and earned gold in 32.42. Silver went to Germany’s Denise Grahl in 33.16. Susannah Rodgers of Great Britain snuck onto the podium by .07, touching in 33.26. Cortney Jordan of the USA finished fourth in 33.33.

Canadians Tess Routliffe (33.89) and Sarah Mehain (34.57) were fifth and seventh while China’s Yajing Huang (34.12) and Liting Ke (35.62) finished sixth and eighth.

Men’s 50m Butterfly S6

The Chinese swept the podium tonight. Qing Xu touched in Paralympic and World record time of 29.89. Tao Zheng also snuck under 30 with a 29.93. Bronze went to Lichao Wang in 30.95.

Nelson Crispin Corzo finished fourth in 31.30 ahead of Japan’s Kyosuke Oyama (31.98) and Great Britain’s Sascha Kindred (32.91). Nathan Clement of Canada out touched Brazil’s Talisson Glock 33.13 to 33.14.

Women’s 50m Butterfly S6

Ellie Robinson of Great Britain sprinted her way to the top of the podium in 35.58. Ukraine’s Oksana Khrul (36.45) and Australia’s Tiffany Thomas Kane (36.81) won silver and bronze.

China’s Dong Lu and Ireland’s Nicole Turner touched in 37.06 and 37.31 for fourth and fifth. Ozlem Kaya of Turkey (40.60), Ukraine’s Olena Fedota (41.58) and Vietnam’s Thi Bich Nhu Trinh (42.58) completed the top eight.

Men’s 50m Freestyle S10

Ukrainian teammates Maksym Krypak (23.33) and Denys Dubrov (23.75) finished on the podium with gold and bronze medals. Touching between the duo was Brazil’s Phelipe Rodrigues in 23.56. His teammate Andre Brasil was fourth with a 23.78.

Canadians Nathan Stein (24.00) and Alec Elliot (24.84) were fifth and eighth. Australians Rowan Crothers (24.09) and Guy Harrison-Murray (24.47) finished sixth and seventh.

Women’s 50m Freestyle S10

Another Paralympic record was broken this morning by Aurelie Rivard of Canada with a time of 27.83. Rivard lowered that mark tonight, setting a Paralympic and world record of 27.37. Joining her on the podium was New Zealand’s Sophie Pascoe in 27.72 and China’s Yi Chen in 28.21.

The Netherlands’ Chantalle Zijderveld and France’s Elodie Lorandi did not miss by much, finishing in 28.26 and 28.34.

Chantal Molenkamp (28.93) of the Netherlands, Mariana Ribeiro (29.30) of Brazil and Sweden’s Lina Watz (29.69) completed the heat.

Men’s 100m Backstroke S11

Dmytro Zalevskyi of Ukraine won gold in Paralympic and World record time of 1:06.66 tonight. Poland’s Wojciech Makowski and the USA’s Brandley Snyder tied for silver in 1:08.28.

In fourth was Viktor Smyrnov of Ukraine in 1:08.55. His teammate Oleksandr Mashchenko was eighth with a 1:15.85. Australia’s Jeremy Mcclure touched fifth in 1:09.11. Chinese teammates Bozun Yang (1:09.89) and Chenquan Lou (1:12.20) were sixth and seventh.

Women’s 100m Backstroke S11

With a dominant swim and a new Paralympic record, New Zealand’s Mary Fisher took the top spot for tonight’s final with a time of 1:18.68. Fisher was even faster tonight, lowering the Paralympic record and taking down the world mark with a 1:17.96.

Earning silver was Liwen Cai of China in 1:20.29. Bronze went to Maja Reichard of Sweden after she touched in 1:21.46.

Ukraine’s Maryna Piddubna (1:21.86) and Kateryna Tkachuk (1:22.69) followed. China’s Guizhi Li (1:22.97), Italy’s Cecilia Camellini (1:23.12), and Japan’s Chikako Ono (1:25.40) rounded out the heat.

Men’s 400m Freestyle S9

Australia’s Brenden Hall finished five seconds ahead of the next best swimmer in his heat to take gold in 4:12.73. Italy’s Federico Morlacchi stopped the clock in 4:17.91 for silver. Great Britain’s Lewis White earned bronze with a 4:21.38.

White’s teammate Jonathan Booth (4:24.02) finished fifth. In fourth was Spain’s Jose Anthonio Mari Alcaraz with a 4:23.04.

Croatia’s Kristijan Vincetic (4:26.28), Australia’s Logan Powell (4:27.22) and Portugal’s David Grachat (4:27.73) completed the final.

Women’s 400m Freestyle S9

In the closest race for gold of the night, Spain’s Nuria Marques Soto came out on top by .02, touching in 4:42.56 to Australia’s Ellie Cole in 4:42.58. China’s Jialing Xu earned bronze with a 4:43.66.

Manon Vermarien of the Netherlands finished fourth with a 4:53.42 while Great Britain’s Amy Marren was fifth in 4:55.38. Hungary’s Zsofia Konkoly (4:55.77), South Africa’s Emily Gray (4:59.18) and the USA’s Natalie Sims (5:04.88) also raced tonight.

Men’s 100m Butterfly S8

For the second time tonight, the Chinese swept the podium. At the top was Maodang Song in a new Paralympic and World record and the only swimmer under a minute with a 59.19. Haijiao Xu took silver in 1:00.08 and bronze went to Guanglong Yang in 1:01.18.

France’s Charles Rozoy finished just off the podium in 1:01.40. Mexico’s Luis Armando Andrade Guillen  (1:03.30), Austria’s Andreas Onea (1:05.23), Australia’s Jesse Aungles (1:06.60), and the USA’s Evan Austin (1:07.75) completed tonight’s final.

Women’s 100m Butterfly S8

Ukraine’s Kateryna Istomina set a Paralympic record of 1:09.04 on her way to gold. Britain’s Stephanie Slater edged American Jessica Long 1:10.32 to 1:10.53 for silver.

Chinese swimmers Weiyuan Lu (1:11.68) and Xiaoqin Jin (1:13.52) were fourth and fifth. Australians Maddison Elliott (1:13.80) and Lakeisha Patterson (1:18.99) were sixth and eighth and American Mallory Weggmann finished in between them in 1:17.41.

Mixed 4x50m Freestyle Relay- 20 Points

China used a strong backhalf to take hold by seven seconds, finishing in 2:18.03. Silver went to Brazil in 2:25.45 while Ukraine earned bronze with a 2:30.66.

Italy (2:33.16), Greece (2:39.35), and Australia (2:39.92) followed. Israel was disqualified.