Brazil and Mexico continue medals haul at Toronto 2015

Brazil won their 25th swimming gold whilst Mexico claimed their 15th title in the Parapan pool. 13 Aug 2015
Nely Miranda - 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships Glasgow

Nely Miranda - 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships Glasgow

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By Hernan Goldzycher

Brazil and Mexico claimed the two morning swimming gold medals on Thursday (13 August), the sixth day of competition at the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games.

Camille Rodrigues (1:16.15) sealed Brazil’s 25th swimming gold medal in the women's 100m backstroke S9. The USA’s Anna Johannes (1:18.69) led Canada’s Katarina Roxon (1:20.58) onto the podium.

Rodrigues had already climbed onto the first step of the podium in the women's 400m freestyle S9 on Sunday (9 August), ahead of Roxon and Johannes.

A Mexican one-two came in the women's 150m individual medley SM4 with Nely Miranda (3:06.34) claiming her third gold medal at Toronto 2015, finishing well ahead of teammate Patricia Valle (3:34.70). Brazil’s Rildene Fonseca (3:44.71) collected bronze.

This evening’s session will feature 15 medal events.