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Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games Roundup - August 10th

  • Synopsis: Published: 2015-08-11 - Roundup of Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games sports results for August the 10th 2015. For further information pertaining to this article contact: International Paralympic Committee (IPC) at

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Quote: "Canada's two-time world champion Aurelie Rivard is now a two-time Parapan gold medalist."

The Rio 2016 hosts have now won 41 medals in three days of swimming at the Parapan American Games.

Brazil won five out of 16 medal events on Monday (11 August) evening as the third day of swimming at the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games came to a close.

Multi-world and Paralympic champion Daniel Dias claimed his country's first gold of the night, his third of the Games, in the men's 50m butterfly S5 with a Games record. Mexico's Edgar Pineda (37.64) and Juan Reyes (46.58) completed the top three.

"I'm really happy right now. It's my third day, third competition and third medal, so I'm happy," Dias said.

Dias' compatriot Joana Da Silva (47.55) set a new Games record in the women's equivalent race finishing ahead of the USA's Haley Beranbaum (52.95) and teammate Leticia Lucas (53.70) on the podium.

Guilherme Batista (1:14.30) lowered the Americas record by 0.07 seconds as he won gold in the men's 100m breaststroke SB13. Canada's Tyler Mrak (1:16.23) was second, with Brazilian Renato Nunes (1:18.35) was third.

Brazil performed a clean sweep of the podium in the men's 50m freestyle S9. Matheus Da Silva (27.07) secured gold just ahead of teammates Vanilton Do Nascimento (27.08) and Ruiter Silva (27.19).

Philipe Melo (23.42) was the winner of Brazil's final gold of the evening, edging out teammate and world record holder Andre Brasil (23.51) into silver. Canada's Nathan Stein (23.67) completed the podium.

Canada's two-time world champion Aurelie Rivard is now a two-time Parapan gold medalist.

Her first gold came in a Canadian one-two finish in the women's 100m butterfly S10 in which she broke the Games record with a time of 1:10.00. Teammate Samantha Ryan (1:11.03) claimed silver ahead of Argentina's Daniela Gimenez (1:12.20).

In the final race of the day, Rivard (27.90) won the women's 50m freestyle S10 ahead of Mexico's Rubi Cristino (29.77) and Brazil's Mariana Gesteira (29.83).

Colombia's Nelson Crispin (29.14) set a new Americas record in the men's 50m freestyle S6 to claim his first gold medal at Toronto 2015. Cuba's Lorenzo Perez (29.55) and Brazil's Talisson Glock (32.78) completed the podium.

"I am very happy. I worked so hard for this medal and I got it. Today I really focused on leaving everything in the pool and I did that," said Crispin.

Crispin's compatriot Carlos Serrano (29.93) made it onto the top of the podium in the men's 50m freestyle S7. Canada's Jean-Michel Lavalliere (31.59) claimed the silver ahead of Brazil's Italo Gomes (32.52).

Mexico's Armando Andrade (1:03.16) won his second medal at Toronto 2015 and his first gold in the men's 100m butterfly S8. His teammate Angel Buitian (1:07.75) grabbed silver and Canada's Zach Zona (1:10.36) bronze.

Doramitzi Hernandez (37.10) continued a great evening for Mexico, winning the gold in the women's 50m freestyle S6. Her teammate Naomi Somellera (37.65) and USA's Sophia Elizabeth Herzog (39.71) completed the medal positions.

"It feels so good because my goal is Rio and this time is closer to the time I want to go in 2016. I'm very proud because I have had to do a lot of work with training," Hernandez assured.

Anabel Moro (1:26.24) claimed Argentina's first swimming gold medal of the day in the women's 100m breaststroke SB13, ahead of Brazil's Raquel Viel (1:26.93) and Venezuela's Belkys Mota (1:30.90).

Gimenez (30.18) won the women's 50m freestyle S9, beating Canada's Katarina Roxon (30.88) and Brazil's Camille Rodrigues (31.10).

Canada's Tess Routliffe (34.55) registered a new Games record in the women's 50m freestyle S7. She finished ahead of her teammate Sarah Mehain (35.59) and Brazil's Veronica Almeida (38.13).

"It went well. I feel really good. It's my second race, so it's good to get into things and get it going right. I was focusing on staying long and strong. That was the main goal of that race," Routtliffe said.

Routliffe's compatriot Gordie Michie (1:03.46) took gold in the men's 100m backstroke S14. Teammate Adam Rahier (1:07.66) secured silver and Venezuela's Alberto Jesus Vera (1:08.08) was third.

USA's Leslie Cichocki (1:16.01) took victory in the women's 100m backstroke S14, ahead of Canadian duo of Kirstie Kasko (1:16.34) and Justine Morrier (1:18.54).

Swimming continues at Toronto 2015 on Tuesday.--

The world and Paralympic champion registered 133kg at the Parapan American Games as Mexico won five out of nine medals.

Mexico's Amalia Perez was the star of the show on Monday (10 August), the third day of powerlifting at the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games breaking her own world record to top the podium.

The two-time Paralympic champion added 0.5kg to her previous world's best with a third round lift of 133.0kg/130.15 points to take gold in the women's up to 55kg, 61kg and 67kg class.

Her teammate Miriam Aguilar Jimenez (90.0kg/95.01 points) claimed silver whilst Chile's Camila Campos Dominguez (80kg/82.15 points) collected bronze.

"I feel proud and satisfied. What keeps me motivated is my passion and love for what I do. There are many more things to achieve, records to break and medals to win," said Perez.

The women's up to 73kg, 79kg, 86kg and +86kg also saw another Mexican one-two. Perla Barcenas (125kg/109.36 points) enjoyed a successful return from an injured shoulder to break a Games record and top the podium. Catalina Diaz Vilchis (110kg/95.64 points) claimed silver ahead of Brazil's Marcia Menezes (108kg/92.23 points).

"It is very touching for me to be back after such a long time and to have won the Parapan Am gold medal. I am now looking forward to competing at next year's Rio Paralympics, where I hope to climb into the first step of the podium," Perla said.

Brazil's Evanio Rodrigues Da Silva dramatically took gold in the men's up to 80kg with a Parapan American record 190kg lift in the last round, after two failed attempts. Mexico's Porfirio Arredondo Luna (188kg) sealed silver, whilst Colombia's Francisco Palomeque (184kg) finished with bronze. "I feel very happy. It was hard, but I could win thanks to my last lift," Rodrigues Da Silva said. "I will continue training hard to win the gold at next year's Rio Paralympics, at home," he added.

Powerlifting continues at Toronto 2015 on Tuesday.--

History was made on Monday (10 August), the first day of athletics at the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games as Cuba's Omara Duran clocked the fastest 100m time ever by a female para-athlete.

Despite rainy conditions during the heats, the 23-year-old clocked 11.65 seconds, 0.26 seconds faster than the previous T12 record set by China's Guohua Zhou at London 2012.

Her time was also 0.24 quicker than the previous fastest time run by a female athlete. At April's IPC Athletics Grand Prix South Africa's Ilse Hayes ran 11.89 in the T13 class.

"I'm really happy. Tomorrow I'm going to try win the gold medal, the weather wasn't a problem," said Duran afterwards on a day that saw torrential rain and an hour break in competition due to lightening.

The first race of the day saw a sensational finish in the men's 5,000m T54. After 12 and half laps, the USA's Daniel Romanchuk (11:44.88) beat Canada's home favorite Josh Cassidy (11:44.92) by just 0.04 seconds. Venezuela's Juan Valladares (11:45.06) took the bronze.

The first Games record and Canadian gold of the day came in the very next race, the men's 5,000m T11, courtesy of Jason Dunkerley (15:39.54). Chile's Cristian Valenzuela Guzman (16:21.31) took silver and bronze went to Darwin Castro (16:34.91). Brazil's Odair Dos Santos, the original winner, was disqualified.

Canada won a second gold in the women's 800m T54 through Diane Roy (2:01.24) who held off a challenge from the USA's Hannah McFadden (2:02.04) in the finishing straight. Bronze went to the USA's Cheri Marsden (2:13.76).

"It was hard to have expectation because that is my first big race this year," explained Roy. "I just went in my rip; I didn't want to go too fast and slip but I just kept pushing and I catch her so I am very happy."

There was a Colombian one-two in the men's 400m T38 with Dixon de Jesus Hooker Velasquez (54.36) lowering the Americas record by 0.17 seconds. Weiner Javier Diaz Mosquera (55.91) took the silver and Nicaragua's Carlos Castillo (59.02) the bronze.

Brazil's first gold on the track came through world silver medalist Veronia Hipolito (13.29) in the women's 100m T38. Teammate Jenifer Martins Dos Santos (14.14) and Mexico's Lucia Muro (14.92) took the remaining podium positions.

There was an Americas record in the men's 100m T35 as Argentina's Hernan Barreto (12.82) retained his Parapan title from four years ago. The USA's Ayden Dent (13.28) took the silver and Barreto's teammate Nicolas Aravena (13.34) the bronze.

An American record also fell in the very next race as Colombia's Juan Moreno Marquez (12.57) stormed to gold in the men's 100m T36. Silver and bronze went to Argentina's Enrique Rotondo (12.73) and Brazil's Rodrigo Parreira Da Silva (12.78) respectively.

Canada's multi-world champion Brent Lakatos eased to gold in the men's 100m T53. The world record holder finished in 15.11 well ahead of Brazil's Ariosvaldo Fernandes Da Silva (15.82) and Canada's Jean-Philipe Maranda (16.99).

There was a thrilling finish in the final of the men's 100m T54 with both Colombia's Sairo Moises Fernandez Lopez and Mexico's Juan Cervantes clocking the same time of 15.19. Fernandez Lopez was awarded gold after the photo finish and he was joined on the podium by Javier Rojas Diaz (16.10).

Likewise, the 1,500m T20 was equally as exciting with USA's Michael Brannigan (4:04.32) taking the gold in an Americas record from Venezuela's Luis Arturo Paiva (4:04.34) in second. Third was Jovito Gutierrez (4:12.39).

In the final medal event of the day, Brazilian teenager Petrucio Ferreira (10.77) showed what a talent he is by breaking the Americas record on his way to gold in the men's 100m T47. Cuba's Raciel Gonzalez (11.00) was second and Yohansson Nascimento (11.12) third.

In the field, Brazils won four gold medals. Mateus Evangelista Cardoso (6.20m) set a new Americas record in the long jump T37, Marivana Oliveira Da Nobreaga (8.29m) a new Games record in the shot put F35/36, Alessandro Da Silva (36.12) won the men's discus F11 in a news Games record and Pedro Neves Da Silva (5.11m) in the long jump T38.

"I'm very happy. I came here promising my family a gold medal. I kept that promise. I wanted a better score, but it didn't work," said Neves Da Silva.

"This is my first Parapan, my first international trip. I'm debuting with a gold medal. It's a dream come true."

Jamaica's Alphonso Cunningham (24.80m), the 2004 Paralympic champion, claimed gold in the men's discus F51/52/53/57, his country's first medal at these Games.

Americas records were broken on their way to gold by Mexico's Johnatan Salinas Ventura (9.68m) in the men's shot put F54/55, Canada's Kevin Strybosch (44.66m) in the discus F37 and Josh Farrell (14.05m) in the men's shot put F20.

The USA's Regas Woods (5.74m) won the men's long jump T42/44.

Related Information:

  1. Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games Roundup - August 9th - International Paralympic Committee (IPC) - (2015-08-10)
  2. Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games Roundup August 8th - United States Olympic Committee - (2015-08-09)
  3. Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games Opening Ceremony - United States Olympic Committee - (2015-08-08)

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