2016 Paralympic Games: Day 8 Finals Live Recap

Sophie Pascoe (PARA), 100m Butterfly World Record during the New Zealand Open Swimming Championships, Owen G Glenn National Aquatic Centre, Auckland, New Zealand. Thursday 31 March 2016 Photo: Simon Watts / www.bwmedia.co.nz
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Everything you need to follow along with finals of day eight of the 2016 Paralympic Games. Hit refresh for the latest coverage.

Men’s 100 Fly–S9

Dimosthenis Michalentzakis of Greece rose from his third place seed in finals of the men’s 10o fly S9 to claim first with a new Paralympic Record. Michalentzakis touched in a  time of 59.27, beating out Italy’s Federico Morlacchi and Hungary’s Tamas Sors. Morlacchi maintained his spot at second with a 59.52 finish, while Sors slipped to third with a 59.85.

Australia’s Brenden Hall turned in a final time of 1:01.85 for fourth, followed closely by Cuba’s Juan Castillo Estevez’s 1:01.93.

Croatia’s Kristijan Vincetic (1:02.50), Argentina’s Marco Pulleiro (1:03.75), and New Zealand’s Jesse Reynolds (1:04.31) rounded out the top eight.

Women’s 100 Fly–S9

Xu Jialing of China claimed a narrow victory in the women’s 100 fly S9, finishing a shy .10 seconds ahead of Spain’s Sarai Gascon for first. Xu stopped the clock at a 1:07.90 over Gascon’s 1:08.00.

Hungary’s Zsofia Konkoly earned the bronze medal with a 1:09.21 finish, while the USA’s Elizabeth Smith settled for fourth with a 1:09.22.

Great Britain’s Claire Cashmore finished fifth overall with a 1:09.46, followed by the Australian duo of Emily Beecroft (1:10.56) and Madeleine Scott (1:10.85).

Ireland’s Ellen Keane was eighth with a 1:11.27.

Men’s 100 Breast–SB6

The first World Record of day eight fell during the men’s 100 breast SB6 when Ukraine’s Ievgenii Bogodaiko took to the pool. Bogodaiko delivered a sizzling 1:18.71 to scrape over a second off the previous record of 1:20.17 set at the 2012 London Paralympic Games.

Nelson Crispin Corzo of Colombia turned in a 1:21.47 for second, while Germany’s Torben Schmidtke finished third with a time of 1:23.47.

Norway’s Andreas Skaar Bjornstad posted a 1:26.07 for fourth, followed by China’s Di Yingbin (1:27.43).

Germany’s Christoph Burkard (1:27.68), Spain’s Antoni Ponce Bertran (1:30.33), and The Netherlands’ Thijs van Hofweegen (1:32.26) were sixth through eighth.

Women’s 100 Breast–SB6

Tiffany Thomas Kane of Australia maintained her hold on first place with a final time of 1:35.39 in finals of the women’s 100 breast SB6.

Silver went to the USA’s Sophia Elizabeth Herzog and her time of 1:36.95, while Great Britain’s Charlotte Henshaw took third with a 1:37.79.

British teammate Eleanor Simmonds finished fourth overall with a 1:39.46, ahead of Australia’s Tanya Huebner’s 1:40.54.

The USA’s Reilly Boyt (1:44.95), Ireland’s Nicole Turner (1:46.19), and Australia’s Kate Wilson (1:46.87) finished sixth through eighth.

Men’s 400 Free–S10

The men’s 400 free S10 proved to be the race of the day as all three medalists swam underneath the existing World Record of 4:04.91, set in 2012 by the USA’s Ian Silverman.

The Ukrainian duo of Maksyn Krypak and Denys Dubrov continued to shine with a 1-2 finish. Krypak demolished the previous World Record with a final time of 3:57.71, while Dubrov flirted with a sub-four minute swim, stopping the clock at a 4:00.11.

Benoit Huot of Canada took bronze with a 4:04.63, also squeaking under the previous World Record.

Bas Takken of The Netherlands finished fourth overall with a 4:05.46, while Ukraine’s Dmytro Vanzenko was fifth with a 4:10.19.

Australia’s Rowan Crothers (4:10.83), Brazil’s Andre Brasil (4:11.12), and Australia’s Guy Harrison-Murray (4:11.18) completed the top eight.

Women’s 400 Free–S10

Aurelie Rivard of Canada continued the record-breaking enthusiasm into the women’s 400 free S10 dipping below the previous record of 4:33.15, originally set in 2008 by Poland’s Katarzyna Pawlik. Rivard stopped the clock at a final time of 4:29.96 for first and new World and Paralympic Records.

Australia’s Monique Murphy delivered a time of 4:35.09 for second, followed by France’s Elodie Lorandi’s 4:35.49.

Oliwia Jablonska of Poland finished fourth with a close time of 4:35.52, while Hungary’s Bianka Pap was fifth with a 4:41.11.

Mexico’s Stefanny Rubi Cristino Zapata (4:45.04), The Netherlands’ Marije Oosterhuis (4:48.13), and France’s Anaelle Roulet (4:53.59) rounded out the top eight.

Men’s 200 Free–S3

The records continued to be obliterated in the men’s 200 free S3 where both Huang Wenpan of China and Dmytro Vynohradets’ of Ukraine left the previous World Record of 3:22.98 behind by more than thirteen seconds. Vynohradets’ posted the previous record during the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games, but settled for second during finals with a time of 3:09.77. Huang finished just ahead of him with a time of 3:09.04 to claim the official World and Paralympic titles.

Li Hanhua of China turned in a time of 3:23.10 for third, while Italy’s Vincenzo Boni took fourth with a 3:30.02.

China’s Huang Chaowen (3:39.41), Spain’s Miguel Angel Martinez Tajuelo (3:45.19), Greece’s Ioannis Kostakis (4:01.46), and Sweden’s Mikael Fredriksson (4:17.70) were fifth through eighth respectively.

Women’s 200 IM–SM5

Norway’s Sarah Louise Rung continued to reign over the competition in finals of the women’s 200 IM SM5, finishing more than twenty seconds ahead of the rest of the field. Rung stopped the clock at a 3:15.83 to claim the gold and flirt with Natalia Ziani’s World Record of 3:13.43.

Teresa Perales of Spain delivered a final time of 3:36.14 for the silver medal, while Israel’s Inbal Pezaro was third with a 3:38.20.

Belarus’ Natallia Shavel finished fourth with a time of 3:39.61, followed by the Czech Republic’s Bela Trebinova’s 3:41.76.

Italy’s giulia Ghiretti (3:48.68), Brazil’s Susana Ribeiro (3:50.69), and China’s Wu Qi (3:51.08) rounded out the top eight.

Men’s 100 Free–S11

Bradley Snyder of the USA delivered a new World and Paralympic Record in the men’s 100 free S11. Snyder dashed ahead of the competition to touch first with a 56.15 and re-write the record books.

Picking up second was China’s Yang Bozun with a final time of 59.51, followed closely by Japan’s Keiichi Kimura and his time of 59.63.

South Africa’s Hendri Herbst delivered a 59.71 for fourth, while Brazil’s Matheus Souza also squeezed underneath the one minute mark with a 59.80.

Belarus’ Hryhory Zudzilau (1:00.21), Poland’s Wojciech Makowski (1:01.74), and the Czech Republic’s Miroslav Smrcka (1:02.95) finished sixth through eighth.

Women’s 100 Free–S11

China delivered a 1-2 finish in finals of the women’s 100 free S11. Teammates Xie Qing and Li Guizhi turned in times of 1:08.03 and 1:08.31 respectively for the gold and silver medals.

Bronze was won by The Netherlands’ Liesette Bruinsma and her final time of 1:08.55.

New Zealand’s Mary Fisher took fourth overall with a 1:09.47, while fifth went to Italy’s Cecilia Camellini (1:10.39).

Sweden’s Maja Reichard (1:10.53), Ukraine’s Maryna Piddubna (1:11.55), and the USA’s Letticia Martinez (1:14.09) claimed sixth through eighth.

Men’s 50 Back–S1

Ukraine’s Hennadii Boiko powered ahead of the competition in the men’s 50 back S1, stopping the clock at a 1:00.85, more than ten seconds ahead of the competition.

Italy’s Francesco Bettella finished second overall with a time of 1:12.49, while the bronze medal went to Ukraine’s Anton Kol and his time of 1:15.42.

The Greek duo of Christos Tampaxis and Dimitrios Karypidis finished fourth and fifth with times of 1:22.30 and 1:32.09 respectively.

Colombia’s Luis Rojas Osorno was sixth with a time of 1:46.67.

Men’s 50 Back–S2

The men’s 50 back S2 field obliterated the previous World Record of 1:00.90 set in 2012 by China’s Yang Yang by having an astounding five swimmers post times underneath the World Record.

China’s Zou Liankang led the charge posting the new official record at a sizzling 47.17. He was followed to the wall by Chinese teammate Liu Benying and his time of 48.84.

Ukraine’s Serhii Palamarchuk took third overall with a 50.23, while Yang posted a 57.27 for fourth.

Ievgen Panibratets of Ukraine was the final person to swim under the previous record, delivering a final time of 1:00.03 for fifth.

Poland’s Jacek Czech (1:01.91), Greece’s Aristeidis Makrodimitris (1:03.46), and Ukraine’s Roman Bondarenko (1:03.89) completed the top eight.

Women’s 50 Back–S2

Singapore’s Pin Xiu Yip finished first in the women’s 50 back S2 with a time of 1:00.33 to flirt with a sub-minute swim.

The silver medal went to China’s Feng Yazhu and her time of 1:02.66, while Ukraine’s Iryna Sotska claimed third with a time of 1:17.22.

Italy’s Glorica Boccanera was fourth overall with a 1:22.80, followd by Greece’s Maria Kalpakidou’s 1:24.45.

Hungary’s Zsanett Adami and the USA’s Cassie Mitchell were sixth and seventh with times of 1:25.97 and 1:28.19 respectively.