Mexico City 2017: Jessica Long targets 24th world title

Andre Brasil and Phelipe Rodrigues face-off again in another all-Brazilian showdown on day two 03 Dec 2017
Jessica Long of the United States compete in the on day 10 of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium

US swimmer Jessica Long is a 13-time Paralympic champion

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US legend Jessica Long will take to the pool for the first time at the Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships as the second day (3 December) unfolds. The 13-time Paralympic champion will begin her quest for a 24th World title in the women´s 100m breaststroke SB7. In the evening, Long will again take centre stage as she swims the 100m freestyle S8.

Strong Americas swimmers

Another US swimmer who is targeting further success is Robert Griswold, who became the World Championships´ first gold medallist on day one and will now aim to reach the top of the podium again in the men´s 400m freestyle S8.

After Phelipe Rodrigues beat Andre Brasil in the men´s 50m freestyle S10 to win his first World title and they joined forces to give Brazil the gold in the men's 4x100m freestyle relay 34pts on Saturday (2 December), Rodrigues and seven-time Paralympic champion Brasil will again share the pool on Sunday.

The Brazilians will compete in the men´s 100m freestyle S10, where Brasil aims to claim his 17th World title following his gold medal-performance in the 100m backstroke S10 on day one.

Colombia´s Carlos Serrano will be another top athlete making a second appearance at Mexico City 2017. The Rio 2016 champion goes for gold again in the men´s 400m freestyle S7 after claiming the 100m title on day one.

The home crowd is expecting to celebrate a second gold in the pool when Nely Miranda goes for her eighth world title in the women´s 50m backstroke S4 against Italy´s World Series champion Monica Boggioni.

Big European names

Another big name competing is Belarus´ most decorated Paralympian Ihar Boki, who already has one title to his name after winning the men´s 100m backstroke S13. This time the 16-time world champion will swim the men´s 400m freestyle S13.

Hungary´s teenage sensation Bianka Pap is hoping to add a second gold to her Mexico City 2017 tally in the women´s 100m backstroke S10.

Norway´s four-time Paralympic champion Sarah Louise Rung will try to make further history for her country as she aims to win her 13th world title in the women´s 50m butterfly S5.

China hungry for more gold

Day two also has another strong Chinese line up, following on from their triple gold performance on day one. Lingling Song seeks to claim her second Mexico City 2017 title, this time in the women´s 100m breaststroke SB5, while five-time Rio 2016 gold medallist Wenpan Huang will swim the men´s 50m backstroke S3, making his debut at a World Championships.

More information on the World Para Swimming Championships, including live coverage, results and athlete profiles can be found on Mexico City 2017’s website.