Preview of Sunday’s Parapan Swimming Events

12 Nov 2011 By IPC

The first day of swimming at the 2011 Parapan American Games on Sunday (13 November) in Guadalajara, Mexico will see 11 gold medals up for grabs.

Competition starts at 16:00 local time, and the first race of the day is the Men’s 400m Freestyle S6.

Brazil’s Adriano de Lima, who is the Americas record holder in the event after his performance in Beijing 2008 will start the race as favourite but could face stiff competition from Columbian Daniel Londono. The two swimmers are eighth and tenth in the current world rankings so it should be a close race.

The 11 medal events will see swimmers compete in Freestyle, Breaststroke, Backstroke and Butterfly as well as the Individual Medley.

The final event of the day is the Men’s 4x50m Freestyle Relay 20pts.

In total there are 85 medal events in seven days of swimming competition at the Parapan American Games involving 180 swimmers from 14 countries. Monday will be the busiest day in the pool with 19 gold medals up for grabs.