World Para Swimming Champions: American swimmers give an impressive performance
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World Para Swimming Champions: American swimmers give the most impressive performance



The Team USA women were the ones to get the spotlight on yesterday’s World Para Swimming Championships event. There were four different swimmers who swam onto the podium of the Francisco Marquez Olympic Swimming Pool who brought Team USA’s 23 medals in total heading into the fourth day of event.


As for the four-time Paralympic medalist, McKenzie Coan, she swam taking the first place by 0.66 seconds from the second one during the S7 50-meter freestyle. She made her third gold medal at the Para Swimming World Championships reflecting her hard work, strength and skills once again after having won gold at the 2016 Paralympic Games Rio.


Silver went to six-time Paralympic medalist, Becca Meyers, who brought home her second medal finishing in 1:06.42.



Team USA was able to record four additional athletes as part of the top-10 finishes list. They are: Hannah Aspden (Raleigh, North Carolina) who was placed 5th in the S9 100 free; Sims who placed 5th in the SM9 200 individual medley; Gia Pergolini (Roswell, Georgia) who finished 4th in the S13 100 fly Lawrence Sapp (Waldorf, Maryland) who swam to 6th place in the SM14 200 IM.



Team USA medals (23)


Jessica Long: 3 gold (SB7 100 breast, S8 100 free, 4×100 34-point free relay)

McKenzie Coan: 3 gold (S7 100 free, S7 50 free, 4×100 34-point free relay)

Hannah Aspden: 1 gold (4×100 34-point free relay), 1 silver (S9 100 back)

Robert Griswold: 1 gold (S8 100 back), 1 silver (S8 400 free)

Aspen Shelton: 1 gold (S12 100 back), 1 silver (S12 100 free)

Sophia Herzog: 1 gold (SB6 100 breast), 1 bronze (S6 100 free)

Natalie Sims: 1 gold (4×100 34-point free relay), 1 bronze (S9 100 free)

Becca Meyers: 2 silver (S13 100 free, S13 100 fly)

McClain Hermes: 2 silver (S11 100 free, S11 100 back)

Tucker Dupree: 1 silver (S12 100 back)

Julia Gaffney: 1 silver (SB6 100 breast), 1 bronze (S8 100 free)

Gia Pergolini: 1 silver (S13 100 back)

Tye Dutcher: 1 bronze (S10 100 back)

Colleen Young: 1 bronze (S13 100 back)


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