Paralympic Games (Day 6 Men): Six World Records Broken, Led by China Podium Sweep

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Zheng Tao. Photo Courtesy: Luc Percival

The men’s races at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo got off to an extremely fast start with a world record in the first race. It was the first of six world records during the session.

In the men’s 100 backstroke S7 class, Ukraine’s Andreii Trusov broke the world record to win the gold medal in 1:08.14. It was more than enough to hold off Argentina’s Pipo Carlomagno (1:08.83) and Israel’s Mark Malyar (1:10.88).

In the men’s 200 freestyle S4 class, Ami Omer Dadaon of Israel broke his own world record to claim the gold medal. He touched the wall in 2:44.84, crushing his previous world record of 2:50.92 set in June. Japan’s Takayuki Suzuki claimed the silver in 2:55.15 and Russian Paralympic Committee’s Roman Zhdanov took the bronze (2:58.48).

Day 6 women’s recap

In the men’s 50 backstroke S5, China swept the podium, including a world record by gold medalist Zheng Tao, who won in 32.42, breaking his mark set in June by six hundredths of a second. Ruan Jingsong won the silver medal in 32.97 and Wang Lichao took the bronze (33.38).

Another world record was broke in the 200 IM SM11 class as Rogier Dorsman of the Netherlands won gold in 2:10.02, breaking his own world record set in June (2:20.40). Ukraine’s Mykhailo Serbin took the silver (2:27.97) and Japan’s Ucho Tomita won the bronze (2:28.44).

In the 100 backstroke S9, Russian Paralympic Committee’s Bogdan Mozgovi broke the Paralympic record to win gold in 1:01.65. Belarus’ Yahor Schalkanau took the silver in 1:01.96 and Australia’s Timothy Hodge earned the bronze in 1:01.16.

In the men’s 50 butterfly S6, Wang Jingang won the gold medal in 30.81, ahead of teammate Jia Hongguang (31.54) and Colombia’s Nelson Crispin Corzo (31.77), who claimed the bronze.

Belarus’ Ihar Boki earned another gold, this time in the 200 IM SM13 class. He touched the wall in 2:02.70, breaking his own world record. France’s Alex Portal took the silver (2:09.92) and Thomas van Wanrooij of the Netherlands earned the bronze (2:10.79).

Australia’s 4×100 freestyle relay closed the session with a world record, finishing in 3:44.31 to break Italy’s mark set in June. Australia led off with Rowan Crothers, followed by William Martin, Matthew Levy and Ben Popham.

Italy took the silver in 3:45.89 and Ukraine took the bronze (3:47.40).

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