A bronze medal and four records for Algarvian swimmers at the World Cup in Mexico

A bronze medal and two European and national records was the balance of the participation of the two swimmers […]

swimmers_down_01A bronze medal and two European and national records were the balance of the participation of the two Algarvian swimmers in the seventh edition of the World Championship for Swimmers with Down Syndrome, which took place in Morelia, Mexico.

Thus, José Vieira, from Louletano Sports Club, reached 3rd place in the 200 meters breaststroke, while Filipe Santos, from O2 Portimão, managed to beat the national record and the European record (simultaneously) in the 100 meters styles, as well as the national and European records in Master1 in the 50 meters moth.

j.vieira_moreliaIn total, the Portuguese team that participated in these World Cups achieved five medals (two silver and three bronze) and 25 places among the eight finalists, also guaranteeing two world records, four European records and four national records.

The first day earned João Vaz, from Sporting Clube de Portugal, his first silver medal, in the Trisomy 400 21-meter style event, losing by eight seconds to the Australian Stephen Donovan – one of 46 medals that Australia managed to collect.

The second medal for the Portuguese came in the last one. But one of the highlighted athletes is Diana Torres, from the Adapted Sports Club of Porto, who broke four international records and won two bronze medals.

This was Portugal's best participation ever in DSISO World Championships, with Australia once again being the dominant power, with 46 medals achieved.


Results of Portuguese swimmers:

Joao Vaz, Sporting Clube de Portugal:
– 2nd place, 400 meters styles
– 2nd place, 200 meters breaststroke

Diana Torres, Adapted Sports Club of Porto:
– 3rd place, 100 meters backstroke – Junior World Record
– 3rd place, 200 meters back – Junior European Record
– 6th place, 400 meters styles – Junior World Record
– 50 meters freestyle – Junior European Record

José Vieira, Louletano Sports Club:
– 3nd place, 200 meters breaststroke

Filipe Santos, O2 Portimao:
– 100 meters styles – National Record and European Record (simultaneous)
– 50 meters moth – National and European Record Master 1

José Ribeiro, Maia Swimming Club:
– 7th place, 1.500 meters – National Record