The tenth medal for Brazil in swimming at the Paralympics came with the record and luck of Gabriel Bandera by eliminating the Russian team. This Saturday (28), the team won a bronze medal in the 4x100m freestyle relay in the S14 class (for athletes with intellectual disabilities) in Tokyo.
Thus, the country begins adding two golds, two silvers and six bronzes in the method in this edition of the Olympic Games. Athletes Gabriel Bandera, Ana Carolina, Deborah Carneiro and Felipe Villa Real spent 3 minutes 51 seconds 23.
The Brazilian team was favored by eliminating the Russians, who even came in third, but were ineligible. The organization did not reveal the reason for the punishment, but the third player in the Russian team remained in the water after swimming and apparently touched the edge of the pool. Therefore, the radio graph showed that Russia had completed the race before the fourth swimmer reached its end.
Gabriel, on the other hand, shone by setting a record, individual 100 m chapter free S14 when tanning 51 seconds 11. Thus he left behind the previous mark 51 seconds 52 British Reese Dunn. This was only possible because the swimmer from Praia Club, from Belo Horizonte, was the first to swim across Brazil, starting at the beep.
Gabriel also won his third medal in Tokyo. Before, she was a gold in the S14 100m butterfly and silver in the 200m freestyle S14, becoming one of Brazil’s highlights at this edition of the Paralympics. He still swims in the 100-meter freestyle, and is now the world record holder, in the 100-meter backstroke and 200-meter medley.
Great Britain won the gold with a time of 3 minutes 40 seconds and 63, which is a new world record, and Australia took the silver with a time of 3 minutes 46 seconds and 38 seconds.
How was the test
Who opened the race for Brazil was Gabriel Bandera, who got off to a great start and put in pole position. Anna Carolina swam in the second half, but Australia took first, leaving the Brazilian behind.
Deborah entered the third round and Brazil finished the race with Felipe, who swam to reach the podium. The team qualified for the final with the same swimmers with a time of 3 minutes 52 seconds and 91, placing fourth.
Last Thursday, another Brazilian quartet entered the pool in Tokyo and won the bronze medal in the 4x50m freestyle relay up to 20 points, with Daniel Dias, Patricia Pereira dos Santos, Joanna Maria and Talison Gluck.
With this medal in swimming, Brazil now totals 22 at the Tokyo Paralympics. There are six golds, five silvers and 11 bronzes. Five were already occupied on Saturday: two in athletics, with silver Thalita Simplicio In the 400m dash T11 and bronze Juliana da Silva In the F57 class, throw the discus. There are still two other bronzes, from Katia Oliveira In rows 1 and 2 of table tennis, and Lucia Araujo, in the judo category up to 57 kg.
Also in Saturday’s swimming finals, American Jessica Long won the 25th Paralympic medal of her career. Dedicated to a three-time Paralympic Games in the 200-meter medley SM8 (for athletes with reduced motor coordination, movement disorder in the legs, able arms, or lack of limbs, with a low score) with a time of 2 minutes 41.
Philip Rodriguez finished fourth in the 100m freestyle in the S10 class, Susanna Schnarndorf finished eighth in the 150m medley in SM4, and Roberto Alcalde finished seventh in the 100m breaststroke in SB5.
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