Records continue to fall in Parapan pool

Brazil’s Talisson Glock and Joana Da Silva, and Canada’s Tess Routliffe took gold and Americas records on Friday morning’s swimming at Toronto 2015. 14 Aug 2015
Tess Routliffe swimming in the pool. Her head is just above water and facing the camera.

Tess Routliffe competes during the Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games

ⒸScott Grant/Canadian Paralympic Committee
By Hernan Goldzycher

The seventh and last morning of swimming at the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games on Friday (14 August) saw swimmers from Brazil and Canada win the gold.

Tess Routliffe (1:31.19) secured Canada’s 21st swimming gold medal in the women's 100m backstroke S7, climbing onto the first step of the podium for the fourth time at Toronto 2015. Teammate Sarah Mehain (1:32.25) sealed the silver, whilst Mexico’s Jessica Hernandez (1:37.09) collected the bronze.

A Brazilian one-two came in the women's 200m freestyle S5 with Joana Da Silva (3:13.15) claiming the gold and performing a clean sweep at Toronto 2015 winning five gold medals out of five events. Compatriot Esthefany De Oliveira (3:39.11) finished second and Mexico’s Sofia Olmos (3:54.56) third.

Brazil’s Talisson Glock (1:14.76) was the fastest in the men's 100m backstroke S6. Canada’s Adam Purdy (1:18.96) and the USA’s Zachary Shattuck (1:35.14) touched in for silver and bronze, respectively.

This evening’s session will feature 12 medal events.