Swimming: Day Seven preview14.09.2016
Belarus’ Ihar Boki and Japan’s Keiichi Kimura will go for gold once again on Wednesday 14 September.
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Here are the events to keep an eye on:
Men’s 50m freestyle S13
It would be easy to argue that Belarusian Ihar Boki has enough gold medals. But in 2015, he collected his first world title in this race and even set a new world record. He is looking to improve on his silver medal from London 2012.
Men’s 100m butterfly S11
Women’s 100m breaststroke SB8
Great Britain’s Claire Cashmore will look to go one-up after two silvers at London 2012 and the 2015 World Championships in Glasgow, Great Britain. Canadian Katarina Roxon took bronze behind Cashmore in Glasgow and is expected to contend.
Men’s 100m breaststroke SB14
Dutch world champion Marc Evers is poised to grab gold this time after taking bronze at London 2012. At Glasgow 2015 he beat defending Paralympic champion Yasuhiro Tanaka of Japan, pushing him to bronze.
Women’s 100m breaststroke SB14
The Netherlands’ Magda Toeters proved she can go for gold in Rio after winning gold in Glasgow 2015. But Spain’s Michelle Alonso Morales set the world record earlier this year and does not seem ready to hand over her Paralympic title just yet.
Men’s 100m backstroke S12
Ukrainian Worlds silver medallist Sergii Klippert is the one to beat, but the USA’s Tucker Dupree, who finished just behind Klippert at Glasgow 2015, could snatch the gold in Rio.
Men’s 50m breaststroke SB2
Men’s 50m breaststroke SB3
Spain’s Miguel Luque is the defending world champion and targeting gold after taking silver four years ago in London.
Women’s 50m breaststroke SB3
Mexico’s Nely Miranda Herrera took silver at the World Championships, setting an American record, and she is the one to watch.