Paralympic Games
7-18 September

Swimming: Day nine preview

Sixteen medals are up for grabs in the penultimate day of swimming competition at Rio 2016. 16 Sep 2016
Ievgenii Bogodaiko of the Ukraine competes in the men's 100m breaststroke SB6 final at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Ievgenii Bogodaiko of the Ukraine competes in the men's 100m breaststroke SB6 final at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

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The penultimate day of swimming at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games will hit the waters on Friday (15 September) at the Olympic Aquatics Centre.

Sixteen medals will be up for grabs. Here are the ones to follow:

Men’s 100m freestyle S7

Ukraine’s Ievgenii Bogodaiko is having a fantastic Games, and this is the 22-year-old’s last individual event. He has medalled in all six of his events, winning three and setting two world records.

Women’s 100m freestyle S7

This could be the event in which Courtney Jordan finally gets gold. With two silvers and a bronze already in her count, the US swimmer is the world champion here. She appears in the right form to improve on her silver from London 2012.

Men’s 100m backstroke S9

Australian world champion Brenden Hall is older and much stronger in his third Paralympics. The 23-year-old won the world gold medal in Glasgow, Great Britain, and already holds two medals (a gold and silver). Great Britain’s Crisp James is the reigning Paralympic and Worlds silver medallist, and will certainly target nothing other than gold.

Women’s 100m backstroke S9

This is Ellie Cole’s race to lose. The 24-year-old is the reigning Paralympic and world champion, as well as world record holder, which she set last year in Glasgow 2015.

Men’s 50m freestyle S8

China’s Yinan Wang has not been able to grab gold in this event. Taking bronze in London and runner-up at Glasgow, Wang could add a fourth medal (and a second gold) to his haul in Rio. He has medalled in every event so far, and the shorter distances appear his specialty.

Women’s 50m freestyle S8

Australian teenage star Maddison Elliot will look to add this event to her haul of three medals so far. She is the current world recorder holder and reigning world champion. Reigning US Paralympic champion Mallory Weggemann will look to reach the podium as well.

Men’s 200m individual medley SM11

Ukraine’s Oleksandr Mashchenko is the reigning world champion. But he will expect a battle for the podium from Japan’s Keiichi Kimura, the Worlds bronze medallist who is seeking his first Paralympic title after three Games appearances.

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