CM – Boki wins fourth gold in four swimming races in Tokyo 2020


Ihar Boki from Belarus won his fourth gold in swimming at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo with a victory in the men’s S13 final over 50 meters freestyle.

Boki set a new Paralympic record of 23, 21 seconds to make sure his winning streak continued, with two more events to go.

Belarus won four gold medals at the Games, all from the swimmer aiming to get his six gold medals in Rio 2016.

Illia Yaremenko and Maksym Veraska made it with him in silver and bronze respectively to two Ukrainians on the podium.

The last race of the day was connected with a lot of drama – Natalie Sims, Morgan Stickney, Jessica Long and Hannah Aspden from the USA seemed to have won the women’s 4x100m freestyle relay with 34 points gold in a time of 4min 23.17sec.

Chased in by Italy and Australia it looked like the first three were sealed and the medal en would be added to the table.

However, the US team – and fourth-placed Great Britain – were disqualified for transfer violations, meaning the Italian team of Xenia Francesca Palazzo, Vittoria Bianco, Giulia Terzi and Alessia Scortechini were the gold medalists in 4: 24.85 was.

Australia was upgraded from bronze to silver and Canada moved remarkably from fifth to third to complete the podium.

The 34 points refer to the athletes’ classification numbers that should add up to 34.

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Israeli Mark Malyar took it tough and was a deserved winner of the men’s S7 400m who broke his own world record in a time of 4: 31.06.

Andrii Trusov of Ukraine separated from the three challengers 100m from the finish and took silver in front of the American Evan Austin.

McKenzie Coan of the USA won the S7 400m freestyle in 5: 05.84 despite one Italian Giulia Terzi had a late lead, who came in second.

Naohide Yamaguchi brought Japan the third gold of the games with a victory in the SB14 100 m breaststroke for men, breaking the world record in a time of 1: 03.77.

Australian silver medalist Jake Michel gave the winner a good nudge against the wall, but stayed behind while British Scott Quin was the best in a challenging group battling for bronze.

Spain’s Michelle Alonso Morales provided a new world record in the 100-meter run of the SB 14 women in a time of 1: 12.02 and landed almost four seconds ahead of the silver medalist Louise Fiddes from Great Britain.

Beatriz Borges Carneiro from Brazil won bronze with just two hundredths of a second ahead of her twin sister Debora.

The Italian Simone Barlaam set a new Paralympic record in the S9 50m freestyle in 24.71 and won gold – Denis Tarasov of the Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC) and the American Jamal Hill won silver and bronze.

Zou Liankang from China won the men’s S3 50m back in 45.25, followed by Denys Ostapchenko from Ukraine and Diego Lopez Diaz from Mexico for silver and bronze.

Ariola Trimi took victory for Italy in the women’s S3 50m back at a time of 51.34 and was accompanied on the podium by 17-year-old Ellie Challis from Great Britain and RPC Iuliia Shishova.

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Brazilian Maria Carolina Gomes broke her own S12 world record in 26.82 and won the S13 women’s 50m freestyle; followed by the new S13 world record holder Anna Krivshina from the RPC on June 27th and Carlotta Gilli from Italy.

Dmitrii Cherniaev from the RPC won gold in the SB4 men’s 100-meter breaststroke, breaking the Brazilian swimmer’s nine-year record Daniel Dias.

Moises Fuentes Garcia from Colombia finished comfortably second and bronze went to Antonios Tsapatakis from Greece.

The Brazilian Gabriel dos Santos Araujo defied a hard kick from the start and won the men’s S2 200m freestyle the Chilean Alberto Abarza and the RPCs Vladimir Danilenko in 4: 06.52.

Ma Jia hit the wall in 29.20 for gold with a new world record in the women’s S11 50m freestyle and was won by Chinese teammate Li Guizhi with a double victory followed.

Finally, the Hungarian Fanni Illes won the SB4 women’s 100-meter breaststroke title in a time of 1: 44.41, almost six seconds ahead of the silver medalist Giulia Ghiretti from Ita lien and the Chinese Yao Cuan, the bronze medalist.

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