2020 TOKYO SUMMER PARALYMPIC GAMES
EXPLANATION OF THE PARA CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM
- There are 14 classifications for Paralympic swimmers, usually referred to as an “S” followed by a number.
- “SB” means an athlete classification for breaststroke
- “SM” is for individual medley events
- Athletes with physical impairments are divided into S1-S10, SB1-SB9 and SM1-SM10, with numbers 1-10 ranging from more severe activity restrictions to less severe restrictions.
- Athletes with visual impairments are classified in S / SB11-13.
- Athletes with intellectual disabilities are classified in S / SB14.
- The Paralympics are not “Para Olympics” or anything like that. The International Olympic Committee and International Paralympic Committee are separate organizations with separate leadership and events that happen to be partnered to organize their crown jewels more efficiently.
Summary of the preliminary rounds of day 7
Summary of the finals of day 7
Three world records and six Paralympic records were dropped during the seventh final session, while two Paralympic records were dropped during the preliminary round, a total of eight new Paralympic records.
Brit Reece Dunn got his fourth medal in Tokyo by winning the 200 IM final of the SM14 men, where he lifted off the 2019 world record with a time of 2: 08.02 0.14 seconds. His time also beat the 2016 Paralympic record of 2: 10.29. Swimming under the former Paralympic record was also Brazil Gabriel Bandeira (2: 09.56), who set new continental records in America / South America.
In the 100-free final of the S7 women, several records fell. Breaking the 2012 Paralympic record of 1: 09.39 was Italy Giulia Terziwhose time of 1: 09.21 also set the European continental record. Two S6 swimmers took bronze at 1: 11.07 and both broke the 2016 World and Paralympic records, courtesy of the Ukrainian Yelyzaveta Mereshko and China Jiang Yuyan. Mereshko previously held the World and Paralympic Marks at 1: 11.40.
Of Ukraine Maksym Krypak broke the 2016 World and Paralympic records of 54.71 in the S10 men’s 100 flight and hit the wall 0.56 s faster at 54.15. Australia Col Pearse set a new oceanic record for the bronze medal at 57.66.
In the 49-point mixed 4 × 100 free relay, the quartet of the Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC) of Ilnur Garipov, Anna Krivshina, Daria Pikalova, and Vladimir Sotnikov set a brand new Paralympic record at 3: 53.79. Japan finished seventh with 4: 08.66, setting a new Asian continental record.
It was Britain who set a new SB2 Paralympic record out of the SB3 women’s 50 chest runs Ellie Challis, 10th place with a time of 1: 10.37. Challis broke the 2016 record of 1: 13.95 by 3.58 seconds.
At the SB2 men’s 50 breast event, SB1 swimmers Aliaksei Talai from Belarus broke its Paralympic class record twice on the same day. He qualified sixth in the preliminary round with 1: 24.86 for the final, which broke the 1992 Paralympic record of 1: 48.31. Then Talai finished seventh in the SB2 final with a time of 1: 23.16.
More continental records from day 7
- Swimming number 3 in the S10 men’s 100 fly heats was the Aussie Col Pearse, with a time of 58.23 for a new continental record for Oceania.
- Outdoor finals of the S8 Men’s 400, USA Matthew Torres won the bronze medal at 4:28:47 a.m., setting a new continental record in America.
- Fifth place in the 100-free final of the S12 men for a new oceanic continental record of 53.78 was Australia Braedan Jason.
- The silver medal in the S7 final of the men’s 50s was Colombia Carlos Serrano Zarate, equals America’s continental record and sets a new South American record of 27.84.
- Spain Sarai Gascon Second place in the 100 free final of the S9 women with a time of 1: 02.77, which set a new European record.
DAY 7 MEDAL TABLE
|RANK||TEAM / NPC||GOLD||SILVER||BRONZE||TOTAL||TOTAL RANK|
|5||United States of America||10||6th||9||25th||5|