Firs final and records
At the end of the first day of the Lignano Sabbiadoro Para Swimming World Series, the Brazilian national team leads the medal table with 8 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze, ahead of Italy (3-3-3) and the Netherlands (1-0-0).
Daily best performances: Gabriel Geraldo Dos Santos Araujo (BRA) with a double American record in the S2 100 free, breaking the 2 minutes wall (1.58.75, 1068 points); Xenia Francesca Palazzo (ITA) in the S8 100 free (977 points).
Four more American records have been set: Fabiola Ramirez (MEX, S2 200 free, 5.36.76), Lidia Vieira da Cruz (BRA, S4 200 free, 3.13.91), Jose Ronaldo Da Silva (BRA, S1 50 back, 1.20.40), Gabriel Feiten (BRA, S1 50 back, 1.21.29).
The afternoon session has started with the greetings of the authorities. Massimiliano Fedriga, president of Friuli Venezia Giulia: “It’s not about para swimming. It’s about a great sport event. A great opportunity for our community, with great economic and social importance. Dozen of Nations, sharing the same arena, fairly competing, in a tragic moment of our history, has a great symbolic value.
Day 1 World Series Lignano Sabbiadoro 2022