Jessica Long finished the World Para Swimming Championships with nine gold medals as the American swimmer earned three titles on the final day of competition in Mexico City.
The thirteen-time Paralympic champion triumphed in the women’s 200 metres individual medley SM8 event to continue her unbeaten run at the Francisco Marquez Olympic Swimming Pool.
She managed a time of 2min 49.94sec to convincingly win the event, with team-mate Julia Gaffney trailing her in second by clocking 3:07.08.
Mexico’s Luz Lopez Valdez rounded off the podium in a time of 3:14.94.
Long was then able to secure two golds as part of American relay squads, with their teams winning the 4x100m freestyle relay 34pts and the 4x100m medley relay 34pts competitions.
“It was awesome, it has been a really wonderful World Championships experience,” said Long.
“I could not ask for anything better.”
Belarus’ Ihar Boki also ended the Championships with an unbeaten record, as he achieved a winning time of 52.24sec in the men’s 100m freestyle S13 event.
It ensured he finished with seven individual golds for the first time in his career.
Boki was followed by Spain’s Ivan Salguero Oreiza and Poland’s Kamil Rzetelski, who managed times of 56.95 and 57.44 respectively.
Italy’s Monica Boggioni produced a world record time of 2:41.52 in the women’s 150m individual medley SM3-4 race.
She edged out Jiao Cheng 0.15 seconds, while the second Chinese swimmer Yue Deng won bronze in 3:00.98.
South Korea’s Paralympic champion Inkook Lee triumphed in the men’s 100m butterfly S4 event in a world record 57.78.
His compatriot Wonsang Cho took silver in 1:01.27, while 1:01.47 was enough for Brazil’s Felipe Vila Real to clinch bronze.
While the swimming event drew to a close, the penultimate day of the Para Powerlifting World Championships took place, with both competitions featuring as part of the Para Sport Festival.
Paralympic champion Siamand Rahman, billed the world’s strongest Paralympian, won the men’s over 107kg event.
The Iranian achieved a winning lift of 285kg to take gold, but opted against attempting to better his world record of 310kg.
His compatriot Mansour Pourmirzaei took silver following a 241kg lift, while Jordan´s Jamil Elshebli secured bronze by achieving 235kg.
Egypt’s two-time Paralympic champion Mohamed Eldib won the men’s up to 97kg competition, as he lifted 221kg.
United Arab Emirates’ Mohammed Khalaf and Colombia’s Fabio Torres completed the podium with lifts of 220kg and 219kg respectively.