2016 Rio Paralympic Games: Day 10 Finals Live Recap

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Everything you need to follow along live with the final session of swimming at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games. Action begins at 5:30 local time. Hit refresh for the latest coverage.

Men’s 100 Freestyle S6

In the first race of the night, Lorenzo Perez Escalona led at the halfway mark. The Cuban came home in Paralympic record time of 1:04.70. Earning silver was Nelson Crispin Corzo of Columbia with a 1:05.37. Ukraine’s Oleksandr Komarov (1:06.21) edged China’s Hongguang Jia (1:06.28) for bronze.

Thijs Van Hofweegen of the Netherlands finished fifth in 1:08.05. Australia’s Matthew Haanappel (1:09.24) was just faster than Columbia’s Oscar Osorio Campaz (1:09.45) and Italy’s Francesco Bocciardo (1:09.64).

Women’s 100 Freestyle S6

Ukrainian swimmers seem set to follow their dominance through the final evening. Yelyzaveta Mereshko (1:11.40) and Viktoriia Savtsova (1:13.47) earned gold and silver. Mereshko’s time was also a new Paralympic and World Record. Great Britain’s Ellie Robinson out touched China’s Lingling Song 1:14.43 to 1:14.46 to earn bronze.

Eleanor Simmonds of Britain finished fifth in 1:15.77. Tiffany Thomas Kane (1:17.56) of Australia, Emanuela Romano (1:18.34) of Italy and Mexico’s Vianney Trejo Delgadillo (1:22.05) completed the final.

Men’s 200 IM–SM8

Oliver Hynd of Great Britain made it two in a row for Paralympic and world record tonight, finishing in 2:20.01. Less than a second behind was Maodang Song in 2:20.79. Taking bronze was his Chinese teammate Haijiao Xu in 2:21.19.

Finishing fourth was Robert Griswold (2:26.99) of the USA. Guanglong Yang of China was fifth with a 2:27.87.

Australia’s Jesse Aungles (2:28.96), Denmark’s Niels Mortensen (2:29.77) and France’s Charles Rozoy (2:33.82) completed the final.

Women’s 200 IM–SM8

Jessica Long of the USA led after the butterfly, but Britain’s Stephanie Millward took over at the halfway mark. Mallory Weggemann was in third after the backstroke. Long shot ahead in the breaststroke and built a lead too great. The American stopped the clock in 2:40.23 to claim gold. Millward finished second in 2:43.03. Lakeisha Patterson of Australia finished third with a 2:45.22.

In fourth was China’s Shenghan Jiang (2:47.15). Weggemann wound up fifth with a 2:48.95. Maddison Elliot of Australia placed sixth in 2:49.67. China’s Weiyuan Lu (2:50.96) and Canada’s Abi Tripp (2:55.08) rounded out the top eight.

Men’s 50 Freestyle -S12

Ukraine’s Maksym Veraksa sprinted over a half second ahead of the field, winning gold in 23.67. His teammate Illia Yaremenko took bronze with a 24.41. Silver went to Azerbaijan’s Dzmitry Salei in 24.29. With a 24.45 his teammate Raman Salei finished just off the podium.

Tuker Dupree of the United States was fifth in 24.49. Greece’s Charalampos Taiganidis (24.99), Ukraine’s Sergii Klippert (25.00) and Brazil’s Thomaz Matera (25.13) were sixth through eighth.

Women’s 50 Freestyle -S12

Hannah Russell had an even larger margin of victory than the men. She touched in 27.53 to claim gold for Great Britain. Naomi Maike Schnittger swam a 28.38 for silver for Germany. Spain’s Maria Delgado Nadal completed the podium in 29.03.

Anabel Moro of Argentina edged Ukraine’s Maryna Stabrovska 30.01 to 30.02. Venezuela’s Belkis Mota (30.47), Ukraine’s Yaryna MAtlo (30.65) and Germany’s Emely Telle (30.87) completed the final.

Men’s 50 Freestyle -S4

Breaking the 40 second barrier was Gi Seong Jo. The Korean struck gold with a 39.30. France’s David Smetanine snagged silver in 40.58 and bronze went to Ukraine’s Andrii Derevinskyi in 40.94.

Slovenia’s Darko Duric (41.21), Czech Republic’s Arnost Petracek (41.55) and Mexico’s Gustavo Sanchez Martinez (41.99) were just behind.

Petracek’s teammate Jan Povysil (42.73) and Brazil’s Ronystony Cordeiro (43.51) placed seventh and eighth.

Women’s 50 Freestyle -S4

Rachel Watson stopped the clock in 40.13. The Australian won gold ahead of Italy’s Arjola Trimi (40.51). Mexico’s Nely Miranda Herrera was just .01 back with a bronze medal finish of 40.53.

Kazakhstan’s Zulifya Gabidullina (42.24), China’s Jiao Cheng (43.13) and Brazil’s Patricia Pereira Dos Santos (43.92) were fourth through sixth. Wrapping up the heat were the Netherlands’ Lisette Teunissen (45.56) and Ukraine’s Mariia Lafina (48.31).

Men’s 100 Backstroke S13

Ihar Boki of Belarus stormed past his World Record in the men’s 100 back S13 to set the new record at a sizzling 56.68. Boki’s previous World Record was a 56.74.

Ukraine’s Iaroslav Denysenko and Canada’s Nicolas Guy Turbide both slid beneath the one minute mark with times of 59.02 and 59.55 for second and third respectively.

Kirill Pankov of Uzbekistan finished fourth overall with a 1:00.44, followed by Australia’s Sean Russo’s 1:01.43.

Finland’s Antti Latikka (1:02.84), Uzbekistan’s Muzaffar Tursunkhujaev (1:03.80), and Canada’s Devin Gotell (1:06.62) rounded out the top eight.

Women’s 100 Backstroke S13

Ukraine’s Anna Stetsenko powered to a new Paralympic Record in the women’s 100 back S13, stopping the clock at a 1:08.30.

The silver medal went to Great Britain’s Abby Kane and her time of 1:09.30, while Australia’s Katja Dedekind claimed the bronze with a 1:12.25.

The USA’s Colleen Young was a close fourth with a final 1:12.93, followed by Slovakia’s Karina Petrikovicova (1:14.61) and The Netherlands’ Sanne Hofman (1:14.70).

Jenna Jones of Australia and Anastasia Zudzilava of Belarus took seventh and eighth with times of 1:15.14 and 1:16.32 respectively.

Men’s 100 Free S5

Hometown favorite Daniel Dias swam to gold in the mens’ 100 free S5, turning in a final time of 1:10.11.

Roy Perkins of the USA added another silver to his medal collection, stopping the clock at a 1:14.55, while Great Britain’s Andrew Mullen finished third overall with a time of 1:15.93.

Sebastian Rodriguez of Spain took fourth with a 1:17.10, followed by Vietnam’s Thanh Tung Vo’s 1:18.02.

France’s Theo Curin (1:18.68), Ireland’s James Scully (1:20.18), Brazil’s Clodoaldo Silva (1:20.80) rounded out the top eight.

Women’s 100 Free S5

Zhang Li of China delivered a first place finish in the women’s 100 free S5, stopping the clock at a 1:18.85.

Spain’s Teresa Perales, the current World Record holder in this event, finished second overall with a 1:20.47, while Joana Maria Silva added another medal to Brazil’s medal count with a third place finish of 1:23.21.

Yao Cuan of China turned in a 1:23.99 for fourth, followed by Israel’s Inbal Pezaro’s 1:24.04.

Norway’s Sarah Louise Rung (1:25.04), Japan’s Mayumi Narita (1:26.39), and the Czech Republic’s Bela Trebinova (1:27.59) posted sixth through eighth.

Men’s 200 IM SM14

Marc Evers of The Netherlands posted a new Paralympic Record in finals of the men’s 200 IM SM14 en route to his way to gold. Evers stopped the clock at a 2:10.29 to finish more than two seconds ahead of the competition.

Great Britain’s Thomas Hamer turned in a 2:12.88 for the silver medal, while the bronze medal went to Japan’s Keichi Nakajima and his time of 2:!5.46.

Won Sang Cho of Korea finished fourth overall with a 2:17.76, while fifth went to Japan’s Takuya Tsugawa’s 2:18.03.

Iceland’s Jon Margeir Sverrisson (2:18.61), Australia’s Liam Schluter (2:18.85), and Canada’s Gordie Michie (2:18.88) completed the top eight.

Women’s 200 IM SM14

The British duo of Bethany Firth and Jessica-Jane Applegate delivered a 1-2 finish in the last individual event of day 10 to add two more medals to Great Britain’s medal count. Firth lowered her Paralympic Record of 2:23.78 to a sizzling 2:19.55 on her way to gold. Applegate posted a final time of 2:27.58 for the silver.

The Netherlands’ Marlou van der Kulk took third overall with a 2:29.49, well ahead of Sweden’s Pernilla Lindberg’s 3:36.30.

Fifth place went to Belgium’s Michelle Franssen and her time of 2:36.54, while Magda Toeters of The Netherlands finished a close sixth with a 2:36.56.

Syuci Indriani of Indonesia and Michelle Alonso Morales of Spain were seventh and eighth with times of 2:40.64 and 2:44.87 respectively.

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    Thanks Swimming World for your complete coverage on the Paralympics! Great to see these athletes being celebrated!