Paralympic Games
7-18 September

Rio 2016 preview: Men’s 50m free S13

Belarus’ Ihar Boki will try to extend his medal haul in the 50m freestyle event. 03 Sep 2016
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Rio 2016 preview: Men's 50m freestyle S13

Rio 2016 preview: Men's 50m freestyle S13

By IPC

Belarus’ five-time Paralympic and eleven-time world champion Ihar Boki will look to continue his medal hunt at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games on Wednesday (14 September).

Boki topped the podium in five out of six events on his outstanding Paralympic debut at London 2012, but missed the gold medal in the 50m freestyle by a tiny margin of 0.08 seconds.

The Belarusian came back very strong though and sealed the world title at the 2015 World Championships, setting a new world record along the way making him the strong favourite for the gold in Rio.

Ukrainians Iaroslav Denysenko and Oleksii Fedyna both posted the second fastest time this year and will also aim to step onto the podium in Rio.

All the swimming action will be played out at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium between 9-17 September.