European swimmers will be among the best competing at the World Championships in Mexico City, from 30 September-6 October. Check out five of the major title contenders:
Bethany Firth (GBR): Was Great Britain’s most decorated Paralympian from Rio 2016, leaving with three golds in the women’s 200m individual medley SM14, 200m freestyle S14 and 100m backstroke S14 and setting a world record in the latter.
Ihar Boki (BLR): Won a staggering six golds at his second Paralympics to finish as Rio 2016’s most decorated athlete. His haul included two new world records in the 100m butterfly and 100m backstroke S13.
Liesette Bruinsma (NED): At only 16 years old, sealed a medal in five of the six events she competed in at Rio 2016, including gold in the women’s 400m freestyle S11 and 200m individual medley SM11.
Maksym Krypak (UKR): Rounded off a glittering performance at last year’s Paralympic Games, medaling in all his eight events, including five golds in the men’s 100m backstroke, 50m, 100m and 400m freestyle S10, and 4x100m freestyle 34pts.
Teresa Perales (ESP): Spain’s swimming legend completed another successful event, this time at Rio 2016, winning one gold and three silvers. But as competitive as she is, Perales will probably go for further success at this year’s World Championships.
More information can be found on the Mexico City 2017 website.