Another memorable day for Maria Carolina Gomes27.04.2019
Brazilian swimmer sets new world record in 100m breastroke
The 33-year-old Brazilian put on another outstanding show after breaking the 100m freestyle Americas record* on Thursday. She touched the wall in 1.14.94 in the morning preliminaries before clocking 1.14.79 in the final.
Gomes therefore lowered the mark of 1.15.02 set by Germany's Elena Krawzow in Eindhoven, Netherlands, earlier this month.
She also took the win in the 50m freestyle with a time of 27.00 - 8 hundredths of a second short of Russia's Oxana Savchenko world record.
"I have gotten really emotional here. I was recently introduced to Para sport and I could not feel better about my choice. Now it's time to get ready for what is ahead this year," she said.
Hosts Brazil also set new Americas records in both men and women's 50m freestyle S8 courtesy of Gabriel Cristiano (26.63) and Cecilia Araujo (30.69).
The home team added two more golds to its medal tally through Ana Karolina Soares (1.12.56) in the women's 100m backstroke and Phelipe Rodrigues (23.50) in the 50m freestyle.
Chinese and Argentinian victories
China displayed their strength via SB11 swimmer Bozun Yang (1.14.55), who led the way in the 100m breaststroke.
Argentina’s S6 swimmer Matias de Andrade gave his country its only gold of the day in the men's 100m backstroke with a time of 1.15.94.
The Sao Paulo World Series continues finishes on Saturday, featuring 250 swimmers from 16 countries.
Live World Series action is shown on the World Para Swimming Facebook page.
*Subject to ratification by World Para Swimming