After two bronze medals at the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games, Brazil’s Italo Gomes hopes to snag his first gold at the event on Wednesday (12 August) with the men’s 100m freestyle S7. But Gomes will be challenged by Canada’s Jean-Michel Lavalliere.
Brazil, which leads the medals table after four days with 135, will look for more podium finishes from Edenia Garcia in the women's 50m backstroke S4, Joana Da Silva in the women’s 50m freestyle S5 and Ruiter Silva in the men’s 200m individual medley SM9. Multi-world and Paralympic champion Daniel Dias will aim to land his fourth gold at Toronto 2015 in the men’s 50m freestyle S5.
On paper, Canada’s Nicolas Turbide is expected to win the men’s 400m freestyle S13, but he will face tough competition from teammate Devin Gottell. Tess Routliffe can add two golds for the host nation’s medal tally in the women's 100m freestyle S7 and the 100m breaststroke SB7.
Canada will also seek golds from world-record holder and silver medallist at the 2015 Swimming World Championships Benoit Huot in the men’s 200m individual medley SM10. Aurelie Rivard and Justine Morrier look to add to Canada’s medal count in the in the women’s 200m IM SM10 (SM9-10) and women's 100m breaststroke SB14, respectively.
Colombia’s Nelson Crispin, who holds four medals after four days of swimming, will look to continue his run with the men’s 100m freestyle S6. Mexico’s Doramitzi Hernandez will start as favourite for gold in the women’s equivalent race, whilst her compatriot Juan Reyes is also a strong contender in the men's 50m backstroke S4.
Colombia’s world champion and record holder Carlos Serrano Zarate is the favourite to top the podium in the men's 100m breaststroke SB7. While in the men's 100m breaststroke SB14, Argentina’s Elian Araya is the swimmer to beat.
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