Mexico City 2017: Top Asian swimmers

Five to keep an eye on during this year’s World Championships. 14 Aug 2017
a Para swimmer takes a breath out of the water

Wenpan Huang claimed five golds at Rio 2016

ⒸBuda Mendes - Getty Images

Asian swimmers showed top form at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games and will arguably reach the highest positions again when they compete at the Mexico City 2017 World Championships, from 30 September-6 October.

Around 550 swimmers from more than 60 countries are expected to compete at the Francisco Marquez Olympic Swimming Pool, with Asia providing some of the best.

Fotimakhon Amilova (UZB): After becoming the first and only female athlete to win Paralympic gold at Rio 2016, the 18-year-old aims to claim her maiden world title at her first World Championships.

Lee Inkook (KOR): Nothing is impossible for Inkook, who overcame his fear of water when he was a child and, in 2016, won his first swimming Paralympic gold in the men’s 100m backstroke S14.

Seong Jo Gi (KOR): In Mexico City will be looking to defend his two world titles in the 100m and 200m freestyle S4 from Glasgow 2015.

Wenpan Huang (CHN): Left Rio 2016 as the most decorated Chinese swimmer with five golds and one silver.

Yip Pin Xiu (SGP): Singapore’s only Paralympic champion looks to seal again the world title she won in the women’s 50m freestyle S2 in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, seven years ago.

More information can be found online.