On Friday (17), at the Paralympic Swimming World Series in Sheffield (England), Brazilian athlete Carol Santiago from Pernambuco, competing in the S12 class (low vision), set a new world record and earned three medals, including one gold and two silver.
In the 50 meters women’s breaststroke, Carol completed the race in 33s60, breaking the previous world record held by German athlete Elena Krawzow since October 2020.
Carol then won the gold medal by completing the final in 33s99. The awards in the World Series are determined by the Technical Competition Index (ITC), and the competition is multiclass.
Carol also secured two silver medals in the 100-meter breaststroke (1min15s94) and 50-meter backstroke (32s13). Patricia dos Santos from Minas Gerais in the S4 class (physical-motor impairments) took the silver medal in the 50 meters women’s breaststroke, finishing in 59s15.
Gabriel Araújo from the S2 class (severe physical-motor impairments) won a silver medal in the 50-meter backstroke and a bronze in the 100-meter backstroke. João Pedro Brutos from the S14 class (intellectual disability) earned the seventh Brazilian medal on the day with a bronze in the 100-metre breaststroke.
The Paralympic Swimming World Series in Sheffield will continue until next Sunday (19).