All three swimming medal events on Monday (10 August) morning, day three of the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games were won in Games record time.
Sixteen-year-old Cuban Juan Castillo (1:03.40) opened proceedings with a thrilling win in the men’s 100m butterfly S9. He just edged out Argentina’s Marco Pulleiro (1:03.54) into silver whilst Brazil’s Vanilton Do Nascimento (1:04.65) took the bronze.
Brazil’s multi-world and Paralympic champion Andre Brasil (56.72) won his first of what could be five titles in Toronto with victory in the men’s 100m butterfly S10. The 31-year-old, who will also race in this evening’s 50m freestyle S10, beat the Canadian duo of Nathan Stein (58.52) and Alexander Elliot (58.86).
The men’s 100m breaststroke SB11 was won by Colombia’s Brayan Urbano (1:19.07) who also took gold in Saturday’s 200m individual medley. Cuba’s Yunerki Ortega (1:22.68) picked up the silver ahead of Colombia’s Leider Lemus (1:25.03).
This evening swimmers will contest 16 medal events starting at 17:00 EDT.
Live coverage of the event can be found at www.ipc-swimming.org