Paralympic Games
7-18 September

Swimming: Day eight preview

The USA’s Bradley Snyder will go for his third gold as Ukraine’s Maksym Krypak will aim for his fourth. 15 Sep 2016 By IPC

As the end of swimming competition edges ever nearer, several athletes are in contention to be among the most decorated from the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

 

Check out this guide to day eight at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium.

 

Men’s 100m freestyle S11

This could be a chance for the USA’s world champion Bradley Snyder to collect another gold medal, with his current total standing at three. He won the first Paralympic gold of his career in this event four years ago, so it will have sentimental value for him.

 

Men’s 200m freestyle S3

This race was taken off the schedule for London 2012, meaning that Beijing 2008 Paralympic champion Dmytro Vynohradets could not defend his gold. He will be back in Rio hoping to climb onto the top step of the podium once again.

 

Women’s 100m freestyle S11

New Zealand’s Mary Fisher was the silver medallist at London 2012, finishing behind Italy’s Cecilia Camellini. The Italian was absent during both the 2013 and 2015 World Championships and Fisher collected the gold. This race will see them clash for the first time since the last Paralympics.

 

Women’s 200m individual medley SM5

Norway’s Sarah Louise Rung is the world and European champion and finished second at London 2012.

 

Men’s 50m backstroke S2

China’s Paralympic champion Yang Yang is still just a teenager but will be defending gold in Rio. His teammate Liankang Zou is his greatest competitor, having set a new world record in June.

 

Men’s 400m freestyle S10

Ukraine’s Maksym Krypak is currently the second most decorated athlete at Rio 2016 with three golds and two silvers from all of his events. Canada’s Benoit Huot collected silver at the 2015 World Championships and will try and upset the Ukrainian’s dominance.

 

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