2013 IPC Swimming World Championships

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5th IPC Swimming World Championships
Montreal 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships Logo.jpg
Date(s) 12 – 18 August
Venue(s) Parc Jean Drapeau Aquatic Complex
Nations participating 57
Athletes participating 530


The 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships was an international swimming competition, the biggest meet for athletes with a disability since the 2012 Summer Paralympics. It was held in Montreal, Canada and lasted from 12 to 18 August. Around 530 athletes competed from 57 different countries.[1] The event was held in the Parc Jean Drapeau Aquatic Complex located at the Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal. 172 events were contested with 43 new world records set.[2]

Venue[edit]

The Championship was staged at the Parc Jean Drapeau Aquatic Complex in the Parc Jean-Drapeau located in the east of Montreal. The complex contains three outdoor swimming pools, all renovated shortly before the staging of the competition.[1]

Coverage[edit]

As with the 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships, the IPC will continue to show live streaming of the evening finals on ParalympicSport.TV.[3] In the United Kingdom Channel 4 continued their commitment to parasport with their own live streaming Paralympics website with pool-side commentary and a daily one-hour highlights television show the following morning on Channel 4.[4] In Brazil coverage was provided by Globo-Sport TV while some European Broadcasting Union countries would also air the championships.[5]

Events[edit]

Classification[edit]

Athletes are allocated a classification for each event based upon their disability to allow fairer competition between athletes of similar ability. The classifications for swimming are:

Classifications run from S1 (severely disabled) to S10 (minimally disabled) for athletes with physical disabilities, and S11 (totally blind) to S13 (legally blind) for visually impaired athletes. Blind athletes must use blackened goggles.

Schedule[edit]

    Finals
Date → 12 Aug 13 Aug 14 Aug 15 Aug 16 Aug 17 Aug 18 Aug
50 m Freestyle Men
Details
S4 S9
S11
S6
S7
S3
S12
S13
S5
S8
S10
Women
Details
S4 S9
S11
S6
S7
S3
S12
S13
S5
S8
S10
100 m freestyle Men
Details
S12
S9
S10
S1
S4
S11
S2
S3
S7
S5
S8
S6
S13
Women
Details
S12
S9
S10
S4
S11
S2
S3
S7
S5
S8
S6
S13
200 m freestyle Men
Details
S3
S14
S5 S4
Women
Details
S3
S14
S5 S4
400 m freestyle Men
Details
S6
S7
S10 S8
S11
S9
S12
S13
Women
Details
S6
S7
S10 S8
S11
S12
S13
50m backstroke Men
Details
S1 S4 S2
S5
S3
Women
Details
S4 S2
S5
S3
100 m backstroke Men
Details
S11 S14 S7 S10
S12
S13
S6
S9
Women
Details
S11 S14 S7 S10
S12
S13
S6
S9
50 m breaststroke Men
Details
SB2 SB3
Women
Details
SB2
100m breaststroke Men
Details
SB7
SB13
SB4
SB6
SB9 SB8 SB5
SB14
SB11 SB12
Women
Details
SB7
SB13
SB4
SB6
SB9 SB8 SB5
SB14
SB11 SB12
50 m butterfly Men
Details
S5 S4 S6
S7
S3
Women
Details
S5 S6
S7
S3
100m butterfly Men
Details
S12 S13 S8
S10
S11
S9
Women
Details
S12 S13 S8
S10
S11
S9
150m medley Men
Details
SM3
SM4
Women
Details
SM3
SM4
200m medley Men
Details
SM13 SM9
SM8
SM12 SM10
SM5
SM6
SM7
SM11
SM14
Women
Details
SM13 SM9
SM8
SM12 SM10
SM5
SM6
SM7
SM11
SM14
4×50m freestyle relays Men
Details
20 pts
Women
Details
20 pts
4×50m medley relays Men
Details
20 pts
Women
Details
20 pts
4×100m freestyle relays Men
Details
34 pts
Women
Details
34 pts
4×100m medley relays Men
Details
34 pts
Women
Details
34 pts

Medal table[edit]

The medal table at the end of the championship.       Host nation (Canada)

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Ukraine 33 22 29 85
2  Russia 19 22 13 54
3  Great Britain 18 22 15 55
4  New Zealand 12 1 2 15
5  USA 11 13 9 33
6  Brazil 11 9 6 26
7  Australia 11 4 12 27
8  Mexico 6 5 7 18
9  Netherlands 6 5 3 14
10  Belarus 6 2 2 10
11  China 5 10 9 24
12  Germany 5 6 6 17
13  Canada 5 6 5 16
14  Spain 4 14 9 27
15  Norway 4 0 1 5
16  Japan 3 3 3 9
17  Italy 2 4 3 9
18  Colombia 2 1 3 6
19  Slovenia 2 1 0 3
20=  Ireland 1 3 4 8
20=  Sweden 1 3 4 8
22=  France 1 2 4 7
22=  South Africa 1 2 4 7
24  Greece 1 1 6 8
25  Israel 1 1 0 2
26  Cyprus 1 0 0 1
27  Czech Republic 0 3 2 5
28=  Kazakhstan 0 1 2 3
28=  Poland 0 1 2 3
30  South Korea 0 1 1 2
31=  Argentina 0 1 0 1
31=  Austria 0 1 0 1
31=  Hungary 0 1 0 1
31=  Iceland 0 1 0 1
31=  Singapore 0 1 0 1
36  Denmark 0 0 3 3
37=  Estonia 0 0 1 1
37=  Finland 0 0 1 1
37=  Slovakia 0 0 1 1
Total 172 173 170 515

Multiple medallists[edit]

Many competitors won multiple medals at the 2013 Championships. The following athletes won five gold medals or more.

Name Country Medal Event
Vynohradets, DmytroDmytro Vynohradets  Ukraine  Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Silver
 Bronze
50m freestyle - S3
100m freestyle - S3
200m freestyle - S3
150m medley - SM3
50m backstroke - S3
50m butterfly - S3
4x50m medley relay 20pts
4x50m freestyle relay 20pts
50m breaststroke - SB2
Sviderska, OlgaOlga Sviderska  Ukraine  Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Gold
50m freestyle - S3
100m freestyle - S3
200m freestyle - S3
150m medley - SM3
50m backstroke - S3
4x50m freestyle relay 20pts
4x50m medley relay 20pts
Dias, DanielDaniel Dias  Brazil  Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Silver
 Silver
50m freestyle - S5
100m freestyle - S5
200m freestyle - S5
50m backstroke - S5
200m medley - SM5
4x50m freestyle relay 20pts
50m butterfly - S5
4x50m freestyle relay 34pts
Fisher, MaryMary Fisher  New Zealand  Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Silver
50m freestyle - S11
100m freestyle - S11
100m backstroke - S11
200m medley - SM11
100m butterfly - S11
400m freestyle - S11
Stukalova, DaryaDarya Stukalova  Russia  Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Silver
50m freestyle - S12
100m freestyle - S12
400m freestyle - S12
200m medley - SM12
100m butterfly - S12
100m backstroke - S12
Cowdrey, MatthewMatthew Cowdrey  Australia  Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Bronze
50m freestyle - S9
100m freestyle - S9
100m backstroke - S9
200m medley - SM9
4x50m freestyle relay 34pts
100m butterfly - S9
Boki, IharIhar Boki  Belarus  Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Gold
100m backstroke - S13
100m butterfly - S13
100m freestyle - S13
200m medley - SM13
400m freestyle - S13

Highlights[edit]

Day 1 (12 August)[edit]

The first medal of the 2013 World Championships was won by Ireland's Darragh McDonald who took gold in the 400m freestyle S6 class.[6] The first world record of the games came much earlier in the day when at 9:18AM on only the fourth heat of the championships, Konstantin Lisenkov of Russia recorded a time of 1:04.12 to beat his own record set three years earlier in Eindhoven in the 100m backstroke S8.[7] This was one of three world records to fall in the morning heats, the others going to Nely Miranda Herrera (Mexico) in the 50m Women's freestyle S4 and Olga Sviderska (Ukraine) in the Women's 200m freestyle S3.[8]

The afternoon session witnessed five new world records. Ihar Boki of Belarus, one of the stand-out athletes of the championships, broke the world record in the final of the SM13 200m individual medley. Then within the hour two more records fell as Lisenkov's record in the 100m backstroke S8, set in the morning, failed to last a day as he took 0.70 seconds of his own time to secure gold; while Britain's Josef Craig added the World title of the 400m freestyle S7 to his Paralympic title with a winning time of 4:39.13.[8] The final two new world records were set in the last three races of the day. New Zealand's Sophie Pascoe swam 1:00.15 in the 100m freestyle S10 while British athlete Jessica-Jane Applegate recorded a time of 2:09.88 in the 200m freestyle to just freeze out Ireland's Bethany Firth.[6]

Of the other medals, several of the big stars of the games took their first gold medals on the first day. Ukraine's Dmytro Vynohradets took the first of his seven gold medals with success in the Men's 200m freestyle S3, while his team-mate Olga Sviderska took the equivalent title in the women's race but well outside her morning's record finish. Australia's Matthew Cowdrey picked up the first of five championship golds in the 100m freestyle S9 while the women's race Stephanie Millward of Britain secured the first of her four golds. New Zealand saw further success on Day one when Mary Fisher started her rung of gold medals with a win in the 100m backstroke S11. Brazil's Andre Brasil became a double Paralympic and World Champion taking the 100m Freestyle S10, a title he has held in those two world championships since 2008 in Beijing.[6] The USA also achieved success on day one, collecting three medals from Roy Perkins (50m butterfly S5), Rebecca Anne Meyers (200m medley SM13) and Cortney Jordan (400m freestly S7), though it was the Ukraine who topped the medal table at the day with six golds.[6]

Participating nations[edit]

Below is the list of countries who agreed to participate in the Championships and the requested number of athlete places for each.[9]

Footnotes[edit]

Notes
References
  1. ^ a b "IPC Swimming World Championships – About us". paralympic.org. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Forty-three records smashed at IPC Swimming Worlds". paralympic.org. 19 August 2013. Retrieved 26 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Montreal 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships". disabled-world.com. 4 August 2013. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "IPC Swimming World Championships 2013 on Channel 4". sport-onthebox.com. 5 August 2013. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  5. ^ Crook, James (2 August 2013). "IPC Swimming World Championships in Montreal to be screened live on ParalympicTV". insidethegames.biz. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c d "Montreal 2013 - Day one review". paralympic.org. 13 August 2013. Retrieved 28 August 2013. 
  7. ^ "Men's 100M Backstroke S8 - Heats" (PDF). paralympic.org. 12 August 2013. Retrieved 28 August 2013. 
  8. ^ a b "Daily Competition Schedule". paralympic.org. 12 August 2013. Retrieved 28 August 2013. 
  9. ^ "Number of countries by NPC: PDF report" (PDF). paralympic.org. 11 August 2013. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 

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