Mexico City 2017: Liesette Bruinsma vs. Xiaotong Zhang13.09.2017
Dutch sensation seeks to dethrone Chinese swimmer in women's 100m breaststroke SB11
At just 17-years-old, Liesette Bruinsma has made a name for herself on the international swimming scene. At her maiden Paralympic Games in Rio, last year, the Dutch youngster took home two golds, one silver and two bronze.
Since 2014, Bruinsma has set an outstanding 18 world records. Much is expected from her in the upcoming years, starting at the Mexico City 2017 World Championships, from 30 September-6 October.
The 18-year-old won the event's Paralympic title setting a world record of 1:23.02 along the way, with Bruinsma touching in second. Who will prevail at this year's Worlds?
Head to Head
Bruinsma: Nationality: The Netherlands. Age: 17
Zhang: Nationality: China. Age: 18
Bruinsma: Games: 1 (2016)
Medals: 5 (2 golds, 1 silver, 2 bronze)
Zhang: Games: 1 (2016)
Medals: 1 (1 gold)
Bruinsma: Will make her debut at Mexico City 2017
Zhang: Will make her debut at Mexico City 2017
DID YOU KNOW?
Bruinsma: Was named 2016 Paralympic Athlete of the Year by the Dutch Olympic Committee and the Dutch Sport Federation
Zhang: Covers up to 10 kilometres during her training sessions
More information can be found on Mexico City 2017’s website.