Remember These 31 Names: Rio Olympics Record Breakers with Vision Loss

Baka Abdellatif From Alg T13 Class Via News.com
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The Paralympic Games held in Rio was impressively successful and more than 500 world records/paralympic records have been reset in almost each section of sports.

Here is a roundup of impressive record breakers participating visual impairment classes and their achievements of the tournament, all took place in athletics and swimming.

Class identification:

B1,B2,B3 are a medical-based Paralympic classification for blind sport.

The classification system for blind and vision impaired sport often has comparable classes in other sports:

1. S11, SB11, SM11 are disability swimming classifications

S represents Freestyle, Backstroke and Butterfly strokes. SB means breaststroke. SM means individual medley.

2. T11/F11, T12/F12, T13/F13 are disability athletics classifications

T for Track, and F for Field.

B1=T11/F11=S11, SB11, SM11

B2=T12/F12=S12, SB12, SM12

B3=T13/F13=S13, SB13, SM13

BROWN David from USA

  • Class: T11
  • Sport: Men's 100m
  • New Paralympic Record: 10.99s

CLEGG Libby from GBR

  • Class: T11
  • Sport: Women's 100m
  • New World Record & Paralympic Record: 11.91s
  • Sport: Women's 200m
  • New Paralympic Record: 24.51s

LIU Cuiqing from CHN

  • Class: T11
  • Sport: Women's 100m
  • New World Record & Paralympic Record: 11.96s
  • Sport: Women's 400m
  • New Paralympic Record: 56.31s

SHIKONGO Ananias from NAM

  • Class: T11
  • Sport: Men's 200m
  • New Paralympic Record: 22.44s on 15September

ZHENG Jin from CHN

  • Class: T11
  • Sport: Women's 1500m
  • New World Record & Paralympic Record: 4:38.92
  • Sport: Women's Marathon
  • New World Record: 3:19:46

CHEBANU Elena from AZE

  • Class: T12
  • Sport: Women's 200m
  • New Paralympic Record: 24.16s

DURAND Omara from CUB

  • Class: T12
  • Sport: Women's 100m
  • New Paralympic Record: 11.40s
  • New World Record: 11.40s
  • Sport: Women's 200m
  • New Paralympic Record: 23.05s
  • Sport: Women's 400m
  • New World Record & Paralympic Record: 51.77s

ADZHAMETOVA Leilia from UKR

  • Class: T13
  • Sport: Women's 100m
  • New World Record & Paralympic Record: 11.79s

ALOUI Bilel from TUN

  • Class: T13
  • Sport: Men's 5000m
  • New World Record: 14:33.33
  • New Paralympic Record: 14:33.33

AMGUOUN Mohamed from MAR

  • Class: T13
  • Sport: Men's 400m
  • New World Record: 47.15s
  • New Paralympic Record: 47.15s

BAKA Abdellatif from ALG

  • Class: T13
  • Sport: Men's 1500m
  • New World Record: 3:48.29
  • New Paralympic Record: 3:48.29

SILVA Alessandro Rodrigo from BRA

  • Class: F11
  • Sport: Men's Discus Throw
  • New Paralympic Record: 43.06m

ALIYEVA Irada from AZE

  • Class: F12
  • Sport: Women's Javelin Throw
  • New Paralympic Record: 42.58m

BURKHANOVA Safiya from UZB

  • Class: F12
  • Sport: Women's Shot Put
  • New Paralympic Record: 15.05m
  • New World Record: 15.05m

KAYUMOVA Nozimakhon from UZB

  • Class: F13
  • Sport: Women's Javelin Throw
  • New Paralympic Record: 44.58m
  • New World Record: 44.58m

SVECHNIKOV Aleksandr from UZB

  • Class: F13
  • Sport: Men's Javelin Throw
  • New Paralympic Record: 65.69m

FISHER Mary from NZL

  • Class: S11
  • Sport: Women's 100m Backstroke
  • New Paralympic Record: 1:17.96
  • New World Record: 1:17.96

LI Guizhi from CHN

  • Class: S11
  • Sport: Women's 50m Freestyle
  • New Paralympic Record: 30.73s
  • New World Record: 30.73s

SNYDER Bradley from USA

  • Class: S11
  • Sport: Men's 100m Freestyle
  • New Paralympic Record: 56.15s
  • New World Record: 56.15s

ZALEVSKYI Dmytro from UKR

  • Class: S11
  • Sport: Men's 50m Backstroke
  • New World Record: 31.75s
  • Sport: Men's 100m Backstroke
  • New World Record Paralympic Record: 1:06.66

YANG Bozun from CHN

  • Class: SB11
  • Sport: Men's 100m Breaststroke
  • New World Record Paralympic Record: 1:10.08

ZHANG Xiaotong from CHN

  • Class: SB11
  • Sport: Women's 50m Breaststroke
  • New World Record: 38.02s
  • Sport: Women's 100m Breaststroke
  • New Paralympic Record: 1:23.02
  • New World Record: 1:23.02

RUSSELL Hannah from GBR

  • Class: S12
  • Sport: Women's 50m Backstroke
  • New World Record: 31.62s
  • Sport: Women's 100m Backstroke
  • New Paralympic Record: 1:06.06
  • New World Record: 1:06.06

IZOTAU Uladzimir from BLR

  • Class: SB12
  • Sport: Men's 100m Breaststroke
  • New Paralympic Record: 1:06.82

AMILOVA Fotimakhon from UZB

  • Class: S13
  • Sport: Women's 50m Butterfly
  • New World Record: 29.80s
  • Sport: Women's 100m Butterfly
  • New Paralympic Record: 1:04.72
  • New World Record: 1:04.72
  • Class: SB13
  • Sport: Women's 50m Breaststroke
  • New World Record: 33.96s
  • Sport: Women's 100m Breaststroke
  • New Paralympic Record: 1:12.45
  • New World Record: 1:12.45
  • Class: SM13
  • Sport: Women's 200m Individual Medley
  • New Paralympic Record: 2:24.43
  • New World Record: 2:24.43

BOKI Ihar from BLR

  • Class: S13
  • Sport: Men's 100m Butterfly
  • New World Record: 53.85s
  • New Paralympic Record: 53.85s
  • Sport: Men's 400m Freestyle
  • New Paralympic Record: 3:55.62
  • Sport: Men's 50m Freestyle
  • New Paralympic Record: 23.73s
  • New Paralympic Record: 23.44s
  • Sport: Men's 100m Freestyle
  • New Paralympic Record: 51.45s
  • New Paralympic Record: 50.90s
  • Sport: Men's 100m Backstroke
  • New Paralympic Record: 56.82s
  • Sport: Men's 50m Backstroke
  • New World Record: 27.42s
  • Sport: Men's 100m Backstroke
  • New World Record: 56.68s
  • New Paralympic Record: 56.68s
  • Class: SM13
  • Sport: Men's 200m Individual Medley
  • New Paralympic Record: 2:04.02

KANE Abby from GBR

  • Class: S13
  • Sport: Women's 100m Backstroke
  • New Paralympic Record: 1:09.09
  • Sport: Women's 100m Butterfly
  • New World Record & Paralympic Record: 1:03.25
  • Sport: Women's 200m Freestyle
  • New World Record: 2:07.64
  • Sport: Women's 400m Freestyle
  • New World Record: 4:19.59
  • New Paralympic Record: 4:19.59

ODILOVA Muslima from UZB

  • Class: S13
  • Sport: Women's 50m Butterfly
  • New World Record: 29.14s

STETSENKO Anna from UKR

  • Class: S13
  • Sport: Women's 50m Freestyle
  • New World Record Paralympic Record: 27.34s
  • Sport: Women's 100m Backstroke
  • New Paralympic Record: 1:08.30

KRAWZOW Elena from GER

  • Class: SB13
  • Sport: Women's 50m Breaststroke
  • New World Record: 36.04s
  • Sport: Women's 100m Breaststroke
  • New Paralympic Record: 1:17.25

REDFERN Rebecca from GBR

  • Class: SB13
  • Sport: Women's 50m Breaststroke
  • New World Record: 35.85s
  • Sport: Women's 100m Breaststroke
  • New Paralympic Record: 1:17.08

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