MONTREAL – Israel’s Itazhak Mamistvalov let out a huge cry of delight after
winning the men’s 100m freestyle S1 (2:23.71) for Israel’s first medal of the
IPC Swimming World Championships on Friday.
Australia and Great Britain
became the men’s and women’s world relay champions after an absolutely gripping
conclusion to day 4 of Montreal 2013.
Great Britain’s Claire Cashmore and
Amy Marren managed to claw back into first place (4:27.95) having been behind to
Canada for the first 200m. Jessica Long did her best for team USA alongside
teammates Cortney Jordan, Elizabeth Smith and Anna Johannes to finish in
In the men’s race, Australia put in a stunning performance to win
in 3:51.14, ahead of Brazil and Russia. Brazil led for the first 200m, but
thanks to fast lengths by Matthew Cowdrey and Matthew Levy managed to touch in
first to retain their title from the last championships in Eindhoven in
Earlier in the evening in the individual events, Canada’s Benoit
Huot became the world champion in the men’s 200m individual medley SM10 for the
The women’s race was equally as thrilling, with Russia’s
Nina Ryabova winning gold in a European record time of2:30.71.
Fox won Great Britain’s first gold of the evening in the men’s 100m backstroke
S7 (1:09.66), retaining his world title from Eindhoven.
The 2013 IPC
Swimming World Championships run from 12-18 August and feature around 500 of the
world’s best athletes from nearly 60 countries – the biggest gathering of
swimmers since London 2012.
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