Brazilian women secure World Intellectual Impairment Sport relay world record

Relay teams line-up up on the podium

The Brazilian women’s 4x100m freestyle S14 relay team set a new International Federation for Intellectual Impairment Sport (World Intellectual Impairment Sport) world record at the 2017 World Intellectual Impairment Sport Swimming Championships on Thursday (30 November).

Debora Borges Carneiro, Stephanie Ariodante, Beatriz Borges Carneiro and Ana Karolina Soares (4:30.19) dominated the race in Aguascalientes, Mexico. They shaved more than one second off the previous record of 4:31.68.

Australia’s Jade Lucy, India Biesse-Fitton, Jaime-Lee Getson and Nikesha Sophia Harding (4:48.42) secured silver.

Mexico impressed with a top three finish at home. Darianna Stefania, Arleth Alacantra Rico, Nora Elisa Garcia Sanchez and Mariana Diaz De La Vega (5:17.79) claimed bronze.

There was also a new World Intellectual Impairment Sport record in the mixed 4x100m medley relay S14. As it was the first time the event has been run at this level, Brazil’s winning time of 4:41.59 lays down the marker for the rest of the world.

Kaio Adriano Olivier Branco, Beatriz Borges Carneiro, Felipe Caltran Vila Real and Ana Karolina Soares Oliveira claimed the gold.

Japan’s Kasumi Fukui, Yasuhiro Tanaka, Haruki Takayanagi and Haruna Ogawa (4:43.88) sealed silver.

South Africa’s Michaela Kretzen, Aaron Putz, Paulse Ethan and Cornelia Fowler (5:17.27) completed the top three with bronze.

In the men’s 200m breaststroke S14 Japan’s Sninichi Hirota (2:44.75) improved on his silver medal from 2015. The 21-year-old led a Japanese one-two as Ryo Muramatsu (2:44.93) claimed silver. South Africa’s Aaron Putz (2:46.71) added to his medal haul with bronze.

Brazilian twins Beatriz (3:02.94) and Debora Borges Carneiro (3:04.59) claimed gold and silver respectively in the women’s 200m breaststroke SB14. Japan’s Remi Watanabe (3:12.70) completed the podium.

Just three-tenths of a second separated gold and silver in the women’s 50m backstroke S14.

Australia’s Jaime-Lee Getson (34.69) just pipped Japan’s Kasumi Fukui (34.99) to gold. The USA’s Leslie Cichocki (35.07) completed the top three.

In the men’s 50m backstroke S14 Brazil’s Gutemberg De Souza (31.83) touched in first. Australia’s Jarrod Lee (32.99) was second and Brazil’s Andre Luiz Bento Silva (33.17) was third.

The Brazilian men claimed gold in the men’s 4x100m freestyle S14. Andre Luiz Bento Silva Filho, Gustavo De Oliveira Nunes, Gutemberg De Souza and Felipe Caltran Vila Real (3:55.70) dominated.

France’s Maxime Dutter, Simon Blaise, Mathis Daniel and Nathan Maillet (4:04.52) swam well to secure the silver. The Spanish team of Luis Francisco Paredes, Javier Labrador Fernandez, Alejandro Meneses Madero and Adrian Manuel Santana (4:12.66) took bronze.

Down syndrome

Brazil’s Caique Aimore (35.91) won the men’s 50m backstroke Down syndrome with ease. The 24-year-old triumphed over Great Britain’s silver medallist Billy Birchmore (37.48). Mexico picked up their latest medal courtesy of Jesus Garcia Gonzalez (40.94) with bronze.

In the women’s Mexico’s Mariana Escamilla Brana (47.85) was the victor, followed by her teammate Sarahi Narvaes Alarcon (50.77). Estonia’s Maria Rein (51.83) was third.

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