FINIS Recognizes Nine Sponsored Paralympians, Named Official Smart Goggle of Swim.com Masters Swimming

Mallory Weggemann; Photo Courtesy: FINIS Inc

FINIS Recognizes Nine Sponsored Paralympians, Named Official Smart Goggle of Swim.com Masters Swimming

FINIS on Thursday made a pair of announcements, first recognizing the accomplishments of its nine sponsored athletes from the recently completed Paralympics. It also has an agreement with Swim.com Masters Swimming to be the organization’s official smart goggle.

Athletes sponsored by FINIS returned seven gold and eight total medals from the Paralympics, led by the four golds from Belarus’s Ihar Boki. FINIS also sponsors American Mallory Weggemann, who won two gold and one silver medal.

“I’m proud to congratulate all of our Team FINIS 2020 Tokyo Summer Paralympic athletes,” John Mix, Founder and CEO of FINIS Inc., said in a press release. “The road to this year’s Games has been filled with so much uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout it all, our Team FINIS Paralympic athletes have shown up and trained even in the most unusual circumstances. Their perseverance and dedication to the sport are truly inspirational. FINIS is honored to support their extraordinary journeys in and out of the pool.”

“I knew there would be a lot of factors out of my control while abroad as we navigated these Games,” Weggemann said. “One of the most important elements was to focus on what I can control so I packed my FINIS Smart Goggles to allow me to stay focused in my final preparations and take my training into my own hands as I communicated with my coach back in the States. While there were challenges with being a world away, leaning on technology really allowed me to stay connected to my community back home and that allowed me to feel the strength of their support as it propelled me forward in my races.”

As part of Thursday’s announcement, FINIS also announced it is partnering with Swim.com to make the FINIS Smart Goggle its official smart goggle. Swim.com is the accredited training program for U.S. Masters Swimming. Wider adoption of the Smart Goggle will allow Masters swimmers to interact and share workout results more widely and easily.

FINIS’s Paralympic roster of athletes includes:

The full roster of FINIS-sponsored Paralympic athletes includes:

  • Mallory Weggemann (U.S.): Women’s 200m IM, 100m breaststroke, 100m backstroke, 100m freestyle, 50m freestyle, 50m butterfly – 2 gold, 1 silver, 2 Paralympic records
  • Elena Krawzow (Germany): Women’s 50m freestyle, 100m breaststroke – 1 gold
  • Ihar Boki (Belarus): Men’s 100m butterfly, 100m backstroke, 400m freestyle, 50m freestyle – 4 gold
  • Syuci Indriani (Indonesia): Women’s 100m butterfly, 100m breaststroke, 200m IM
  • Gary Bejino (Philippines): Men’s 200m IM, 50m butterfly, 400m freestyle, 100m backstroke
  • Brenda Anellia Larry (Malaysia): Women’s 50m butterfly, 50m backstroke – Asian record
  • Ernie Gawilan (Philippines): Men’s 200m IM, 400m freestyle, 100m backstroke
  • Jamery Siga (Malaysia): Men’s 50m butterfly
  • Jendi Pangabean (Indonesia): Men’s 100m backstroke

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