After the successes in the 100 butterfly, 100 and 400 freestyle, the blue phenomenon also takes the 100 backstroke with the new world record
Poker of golds and records for Simone Barlaam at the Paralympic Swimming World Championships in Portugal. The blue won the fourth gold in the 100 backstroke, class S9, and set the new world record in the category by dropping under one minute, with a time of 59’72. “I’m happy. I didn’t expect it”, Simone’s first words by the pool as she received the compliments of her rivals. The athlete of the Fiamme Oro and of the Polha Varese dominated both pools, with a fluid swim. At the Tokyo Games Barlaam had closed the 100 backstroke in fifth place (1’02 “92). But with the form of these days and above all the mental condition and serenity that he seems to have, he is unrivaled in his category.
Rain of medals
Barlaam in these world championships has already won gold in the 100 butterfly with championship record, in the 100 freestyle with world record and in the 400 freestyle with the European record. She didn’t stop there. On Saturday, on the final day of these world championships that see Italy first in the medal table ahead of the United States and Brazil, Barlaam will also have to face the final of the 50 freestyle, S9, a race where he won gold in Tokyo and where he holds the record world class.
June 17, 2022 (change June 17, 2022 | 23:06)
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