2016 Paralympic Games: Day 3 Finals Live Recap

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Everything you need to follow along live with the day three finals of the 2016 Paralympic Games. Hit refresh for the latest coverage.

Men’s 100m Breaststroke SB7

Columbia’s Carlos Serrano Zarate started the morning off quickly, finishing in Paralympic and World record time of 1:14.01. Tonight he took a second and a half off those marks, touching in 1:12.50 for gold. Silver went to Australia’s Blake Cochrane in 1:18.66. China’s Hong Yang snagged bronze in 1:20.21.

Simon Boer of the Netherlands finished just off the podium with a 1:20.44. China’s Jianfeng Chen (1:21.37), the USA’s Rudy Garcia-Tolson (1:22.45), Japan’s Tomotaro Nakamura (1:23.46) and the USA’s Evan Austin (1:23.55) rounded out tonight’s final.

Women’s 100m Breaststroke SB7

In prelims, Elizabeth Marks of the USA touched in a new Paralympic record time of 1:28.83. Tonight she dropped another seven tenths to take the world and Paralympic records and gold with her 1:28.13. American teammate Jessica Long took silver in 1:32.94. The Netherlands’ Lisa Den Braber won bronze with a 1:34.66.

Canada’s Tess Routliffe (1:35.09) and American Mallory Weggmann (1:36.06) followed.

Ukraine’s Oksana Khrul (1:38.23), Brazil’s Veronica Almeida (1:42.41) and the Czeh Republic’s Vendula Duskova (1:45.29) completed the final.

Men’s 50m Freestyle S6

Two Chinese men were on the podium tonight. Taking gold was Qing Xu in 28.81. A second behind him his teammate Hongguang Jia was third with a 29.87. Between the two was Columbia’s Nelson Crispin Corzo with a 29.27 for silver.

Cuba’s Lorenzo Perez Escalona (30.31) and Australia’s Matthew Haanappel (30.77) were fourth and fifth. Sixth through eight were Oleksandr Komarov of Ukraine, Oscar Osorio Campaz of Colombia and Thijs Van Hofweegen of the Netherlands in 31.06, 31.25, and 31.27.

Women’s 50m Freestyle S6

Ukraine’s Yelyzaveta Mereshko set a Paralmypic record this morning in 33.53. Tongith she lowered it by a tenth, touching first in 33.43. Teammate Vikrotiia Savtsova was just behing in 33.68. Earning bronze was Tiffany Thomas Kane of Australia with a 34.41.

Britain’s Ellie Robinson out touched China’s Lingling Song by .01 as the two hit the wall in 35.24 and 35.25.

Britain’s Eleanor Simmonds (35.54), Ireland’s Nicole Turner (36.31) and Italy’s Emanuela Romano (36.62) completed the final.

Men’s 50m Butterfly S5

Roy Perkins struck gold tonight, stopping the clock in 35.04. China’s Shiwei He took silver with a 35.25. Daniel Dias of Brazil posted a 35.62 for bronze.

Andrew Mullen of Britain secured fourth with a 36.32.

Turkey’s Beytullah Eroglu (38.70), Mexico’s Edgar Hugo Pineda Castro (38.96), Vietnam’s Thanh Tung Vo (39.44) and Slovenia’s Darko Duric (40.92) completed the final.

Women’s 50m Butterfly S5

Xihan Xu of China swam well ahead with a winning time of 43.62. Norway’s Sarah Louise Rung was less than a tenth faster than Italy’s Giulia Ghiretti as the two won silver and bronze in 45.67 and 45.74.

Finishing just off the podium was Hungary’s Reka Kezdi in 45.82.

Spain’s Teresa Perales (47.36), Brazil’s Joana Maria Silva (47.51), Belarus’ Natallia Shavel (47.55) and Turkey’s Sevilay Ozturk (50.89) rounded out the final.

Men’s 50m Backstroke S3

In 44.94 Dmytro Vynohradets’ won gold for Ukraine. Wenpan Huang touched in 46.11 to add a silver to China’s growing medal count. Italy’s Vincenzo Boni won bronze in 46.67.

Chinese teammates Jianping Du (47.02) and Hanhua Li (51.48) took fourth and fifth.

Spain’s Miguel Angel Martinez Tajuelo (52.87), Sweden’s Mikael Fredriksson (56.53), and Chile’s Alberto Abarza (57.93) completed tonight’s final.

Women’s 50m Backstroke S3

In prelims China’s Quiping Peng lowered the Paralympic mark and took the world record with a 49.91. Tonight she was event faster, stopping the clock in 48.49. Her teammate Guofen Meng finished second in 51.42 while bronze went to Lisette Teunissen of the Netherlands in 53.44

Ukraine’s Olga Sviderska (54.01) and Greece’s Alexandra Stamatopoulou (58.33) followed. Her Greek teammate Semicha Rizaoglou was eight in 1:12.05.

Kazakhstan’s Zulifya Gabidullina (1:00.68) and Brazil’s Maiara Regina Perreira Barreto (1:01.65) finished sixth and seventh.

Men’s 200m IM SM13

Another Paralympic record went down this morning as Belarus’ Ihar Boki finished in 2:06.13. Tonight he led by over a second at the halfway mark and came home in a 2:04.02 to lower the Paralympic standard. Ukrainian teammates Iaroslav Denysenko (2:08.76) and Danylo Chufarov (2:11.12) completed the podium.

Azerbaijan’s Dzmitry Zalei finished fourth in 2:13.83 and Uzbekistan’s Dmitriy Horlin was fifth with a 2:15.18. Australians Sean Russo (2:16.29) and Jacob Templeton (2:20.90) took sixth and eighth. Ukraine’s Sergii Klippert (2:16.47) finished seventh.

Women’s 200m IM SM13

This morning Uzbekistan’s Fotimakhon Amilova was first to the wall in a new Paralympic and World record of 2:24.43. Tonight, she held the lead by nearly two seconds after the backstroke. The USA’s Rebecca Meyers was in second, .02 ahead of Ukraine’s Anna Stetsenko at the halfway point. In the end, Meyers took her second gold in of the Games, finishing in 2:24.66. Amilova could not repeat this morning’s speed, finishing second in 2:25.23. Her teammate Shokhsanamkhon Toshpulatova earned bronze with a 2:27.31.

Stetsenko finished fourth in 2:28.95. Colleen Young of the USA was fifth in 2:30.85.

Spain’s Ariadna Edo Beltran (2:36.45), Italy’s Alessia Berra (2:37.91), and Australia’s Prue Watt (2:39.06) rounded out the final.

Men’s 100m Backstroke S10

Maksym Krypak added another Paralympic and World record to the morning’s count, touching in 58.25. Tonight he swam over a second faster, stopping the clock in 57.24. The Netherlands’ Olivier Van de Voort was also under the old mark, taking silver in 58.10. Bronze went to Krypak’s teammate Denys Dubrov in 59.37.

Andrew Brasil of Brazil finished fourth in 59.55. Canada’s Benoit Huot (1:00.33) and Alec Elliot (1:02.45) were fifth and seventh. In sixth was Michael Anderson (1:01.37) from Australia while Riccardo Menciotti of Italy finished eighth in 1:02.70.

Women’s 100m Backstroke S10

Sophie Pascoe of New Zealand touched first in 1:07.04. Hungary’s Bianka Pap claimed silver in 1:07.95 and Great Britain’s Alice Tai finished the podium in 1:09.39.

Canada’s Aurelie Rivard (1:09.62) and the Netherlands’ Lisa Kruger (1:10.59) followed. Kruger’s teammate Marije Oosterhuis wound up eight tonight in 1:13.07.

Brazil’s Mariana Ribeiro (1:11.03) and Anaelle Roulet (1:12.21) of France were sixth and seventh.

Men’s 400m Freestyle S11

Americans took home gold and silver. Bradley Snyder had a dominating performance, touching in 4:28.78 to win ahead of teammate Tharon Drake in 4:40.96. Bronze went to Matheus Souza of Brazil with a 4:41.05.

Israel Oliver (4:43.17) of Spain was fourth. Ukrainian teammates Viktor Smyrnov (4:48.71) and Dmytro Zalevskyi (5:02.38) were fifth and sixth. Argentina’s Sergio Zayas (5:06.77) and Lithuania’s Edgaras Matakas (5:30.66) completed the heat.

Women’s 400m Freestyle S11

Stopping the clock in 5:15.08, Liesette Bruinsma of the Netherlands took gold. Just over a second behind, Cecilia Camellini of Italy earned silver in 5:16.36. Bronze went to China’s Qing Xie in 5:25.14.

In 5:28.28, Mary Fisher of New Zealand finished fourth. Germany’s Daniela Schulte touched fifth in 5:29.93.

Liwen Cai of China was sixth in 5:35.92 and her teammate Guizhi Li was eight with a 5:52.79. In seventh was Ukraine’s Olga Iakibiuk with a 5:46.06.

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Cathleen Pruden is a 2016 graduate of Mount Holyoke College and was a four time All-American and a three time Academic All-American for the Lyons. She grew up swimming in and has also coached in Raleigh, North Carolina. Currently she is the Assistant Coach at Bowdoin College.

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