Toronto 2015: Swimming preview day seven

Brazil look to close out Toronto 2015 swimming competition with a splash. 14 Aug 2015
Woman doing breaststroke

Aurelie Rivard, Canada, at the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships Glasgow, Great Britain.

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By Hernan Goldzycher | For the IPC

Brazil will enter the final day of swimming action on Friday (14 August) at the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games leading the medal standings with 88, 30 which are gold.


Swimmers expected to add to Brazil’s medal haul are: American record-holder Talisson Glock in the men's 100m backstroke S6, Joana Da Silva in the women's 200m freestyle S5, Ruiter Silva in the men's 100m freestyle S9, Camille Rodrigues in the women's 100m freestyle S9 and Italo Gomes in the men's 100m backstroke S7.


Brazil will also seek a gold medal from multi-world and Paralympic champion Andre Brasil in the men's 100m freestyle S10. Compatriot Daniel Dias expects to win his seventh gold medal in Toronto in the men's 200m freestyle S5 (S1-5).


Canada stand in second with 10 swimming medals behind Brazil. They will hope for Aurelie Rivard – a strong favourite in the women's 100m freestyle S10 – to help them catch up. Team Canada will also seek a win from Sarah Mehain in the women's 100m backstroke S7, as well as Nicolas Turbide in the men's 100m butterfly S13 (S11-13).


Eyes will be on the men's 200m medley SM14, where Canada’s Maxime Rouselle and Adam Rahier will go head-to-head.


After winning three gold and two silver medals in Toronto 2015, Mexico’s Nely Miranda will go for one final podium finish in the women's 200m freestyle S4 (S1-4), as will her teammate Vianney Trejo in the women's 100m backstroke S6.


The USA’s Leslie Cichocki will go for gold in the women's 200m medley SM14, and Team USA also have their sights on gold in the men's 4x100m medley relay 34pts.


For live results and full statistics, please visit the Toronto 2015 website.


A live stream from Toronto 2015 will also be available via the IPC Swimming homepage.