Paralympic Games
7-18 September

Swimming: Day four preview

New Zealand's Sophie Pascoe will go for her second gold in successive days whilst Brazilian hero Daniel Dias is also in action. 11 Sep 2016
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Sophie Pascoe of New Zealand stands on the podium after winning a gold medal in the women's 100m Backstroke S10 final at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Sophie Pascoe of New Zealand stands on the podium after winning a gold medal in the women's 100m Backstroke S10 final at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

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The world record total reached double figures a long time ago in swimming at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

With so many great performances being posted, here is just a selection of those to look out for on day four of competition at the Aquatics Centre (Sunday, 11 September).

Women’s 200m individual medley SM10

New Zealand’s Sophie Pascoe is the returning champion from London 2012 in this event, as well as the world record holder. Canada’s Aurelie Rivard took silver at the World Championships behind Pascoe.

Pascoe and Rivard’s close competition has already produced some exciting racing this week, including in the 50m freestyle S10 where Rivard claimed the title. However, Pascoe won her seventh Paralympic gold on Saturday in the 100m backstroke.

Men’s 200m individual medley SM10

This is where Canada’s Paralympic champion Benoit Huot is expected to shine. He is the favourite despite being 32-years-old, having won gold in every Paralympic Games except one since Sydney 2000.

However, Ukraine’s Denys Dubrov might spoil the party as the world champion from 2015 ahead of Huot, or Maksym Krypak, another Ukrainian who has medalled in Rio.

Men’s 100m breaststroke S5

Brazil’s Daniel Dias is back once again to go for what will be his fourth medal in four races. He is the returning champion from London 2012 as well as the world title and record holder.

Men’s 200m freestyle S14

Paralympic title holder Jon Margeir Sverrisson will swim for Iceland. Great Britain’s Thomas Hamer is also one to watch as the European champion.

Live coverage and results of swimming is available at Paralympic.org. Live updates will also be posted to IPC Swimming’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.