Dias and Boggioni win inaugural World Series titles12.07.2017
Great Britain finish as top team at first World Para Swimming World Series
The overall rankings are calculated using a points system which considers each swimmer´s best performance at a single World Series event.
Dias – Brazil’s most decorated Paralympian - finished top of the men´s rankings with 2,034 points which he gained at the fourth World Series meeting in Indianapolis, USA. Chile´s Alberto Abarza’s best performance came at the second World Series in Sao Paulo, Brazil, when he earned 2,032 points. The Netherlands´ Marc Evers (1,998) completed the top-three.
Italian teenager Boggioni topped the women´s rankings after an outstanding performance at the final World Series event in Berlin, collecting 2,113 points. Great Britain´s Bethany Firth (2,098) ended second and Kazakhstan’s Zulfiya Gabidullina (2,094) third.
Both Abarza and Gabidullina will still receive awards after they finished top of the S/SB 1-3 High Support Needs men´s and women´s rankings, respectively. The junior titles were also decided, with Australia´s Lakeisha Patterson (2,037) and Great Britain´s Jordan Catchpole (1,910) taking top honours.
The National Paralympic Committees´ title went to the British team, which secured 8,122 to finish ahead of the Netherlands (7,906) and Italy (7,814).
Full rankings are available on World Para Swimming's website.