Cuba’s Lorenzo Perez set the second swimming world record of the Parapan American Games in Toronto to claim gold in the men’s 100 metres freestyle S6 event.
The 29-year-old posted a time of 1min 04.60sec to lower the previous best set in 2009 by 0.85 seconds and add to the 400m crown he won earlier in the Games.
Colombia’s Nelson Crispin took silver with a time of 1:06.17, while Brazil’s Talisson Glock clocked 1:10.84 to round off the top three.
Brazil may have had to settle for bronze in this instance, but the South Americans won a total of five gold medals in the evening session, starting with Eden Garcia’s triumph in the women’s 50m backstroke S4 ahead of Mexican pair Nely Miranda and Haidee Aceves.
Multi-world and Paralympic champion Daniel Dias maintained his unbeaten record at the Games claiming a fourth gold medal of the Games with a new Parapan record of 32.41sec in the men’s 50m freestyle S5 as team-mate Clodaldo Da Silva and Mexico’s Edger Pineda completed the podium.
Joana Da Silva also set a Games record time of 38.90 in the next race to claim her fourth gold in the women's event, finishing well ahead of team mate Esthefany De Oliveira with bronze going to the United States’ Haley Bernanbaum.
Ruiter Silva topped the podium in the men’s 200m individual medley SM9 with team mate Lias Mozela finishing second and Argentina’s Marco Pulleiro taking third.
Andre Brasil won his second gold of the Games, touching the wall first in the men’s 200m individual medley SM10 ahead of Canadian duo Benoit Huot and Alexander Elliot, who took silver and bronze respectively.
Following Tess Routliffe’s morning session success for Canada in the women's 100m freestyle S7, the hosts went on to claim a further four gold medals themselves in the evening.
The highlight was a sweep of the podium in the men’s 400m freestyle S13, the third occasion Canada has taken all the medals in one race at the Games.
After two silver medals, Devin Gotell finally won gold with a Games record time of 4:27.46, while silver went to Nicolas Turbide and Tyler Mrak took the bronze.
Routliffe shattered the Games record in the women’s 100m breaststroke SB7 with a time of 1:39.55 as silver and bronze went to Brazil’s Veronica Almeida and Canada’s Camille Berube.
Two-time world champion Aurelie Rivard claimed her third Parapan gold medal with victory in the women’s 200m individual medley SM10, finishing ahead of team mate Katarina Roxon, who took silver with a Games record for the SM9 class, and Argentina’s Daniela Gimenez.
Canada’s final gold of the night, their 18th in swimming, was won by Justine Morrier in the the women’s 100m breaststroke SB14.
Morrier shared the podium with team mate Kirstie Kasko, who won bronze, and Colombian silver medallist Viviana Moraes.
Brazil and Canada were also the dominant forces on the third day of athletics, winning 13 of the 19 gold medals on offer between them.
Mitchell Chase set Canada on their way, claiming the men’s 1,500m T38 crown with an Americas record time of 4:34.68.
This was followed by success for Guillaume Ouellet in the men’s 1500m T13 and Alex Dupont’s triumph in the men’s 400m T54.
In the field event, there were gold medals for the hosts in the men’s shot put F32/33/34 and women's shot put F53/54/55 through Jason Roberts and Pamela Lejean respectively.
Jennifer Brown won the women's shot put F20/37/38 with an Americas record throw of 10.42 metres, while fellow Canadian Renee Foessel won the women's discus throw F37/38/44.
Brazil added to Paulo Pereira’s triumph in the men’s 400m T37 by winning five gold medals in the field.
Alessandro Da Silva set an Americas record of 12.54m to win the men's shot put F11/12, while Joao Dos Santos did likewise in the men's discus throw F46, registering 47.25m.
Dos Santos’ team-mate Izabela Silva Campos won the title in the women's discus throw F11/12 and the 2016 Paralympic Games hosts also stepped onto the top of the podium in the women's long jump T20/37/38 through Adriele De Moraes.
Jonas Licurgo Ferreira won Brazil’s last gold medal of the day in the men's javelin throw F53/54/55 with a Parapan American record of 28.99m.
In judo, Brazil's Michele Ferreira was crowned champion in the women's under 52 kiolgram class, while Venezuela's Marcos Falcon won the men's under 66kg category and Henry Borges claimed Uruguay's first Parapan gold medal, in the men's under 60kg class.
In the table tennis, Brazil claimed gold in the men's team class 1-2 and in the men's team class 5, with Argentina taking the silver medals.
The Brazilians finished second to Mexico in the women’s team class 1-3, while the US came third.
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