IPC Swimming World Championships
12-18 August

Montreal 2013: Day 5 sneak preview

At her third World Championships, World Record holder Jiangbo Xia will be looking to cement her incredible Paralympic Games performance at London 2012. 09 Aug 2013
Jiangbo Xia wins gold at London 2012

Jiangbo Xia of China celebrates after winning the gold in the Women's 100m freestyle - S3 final on day 5 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Aquatics Centre on September 3, 2012


You can watch day 5 live at ParalympicSport.TV.

Jiangbo Xia is already the world champion in the 50m breaststroke SB2, but turned out an incredibly strong performance in the 100m freestyle S3 to set a new world record at London 2012.

On day 5 of Montreal 2013, can the Chinese athlete add to her growing list of achievements?

You can watch day 5 live at ParalympicSport.TV.

Women’s 100m freestyle S3

Outlook: At Eindhoven in 2010, Jiangbo Xia did not enter the 100m freestyle S3 leaving her nearest competitors for Montreal, Mexican Patricia Valle and Haidee Viviana Aceves Perez and Annke Conradi of Germany, to claim the top three places on the podium. This time around, Valle and Aceves Perez will go against Xia for the coveted world title. Valle claimed silver in London behind Xia and ahead of Ukrainian Olga Sviderska, who will be lining up in Montreal.

Classification: S3 includes athletes with amputations of all four limbs. Swimmers with reasonable arm strokes but no use of their legs or trunk and swimmers with severe coordination problems in all limbs are also included in this sport class.

The 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships run from 12-18 August and feature around 500 of the world's best athletes from nearly 60 countries - the biggest gathering of swimmers since London 2012. Follow @IPCSwimming on Twitter or like us on the IPC Swimming Facebook page, for behind the scenes pictures, updates on results and world records, or visit the 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships live results page.

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