At the Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Russian swimmer Roman Zhdanov won the 50m backstroke among athletes with musculoskeletal disorders with a score of 40.99 seconds, informs Interfax.
This became a new world record. The previous record also belonged to Zhdanov.
The second place was taken by Czech Arnost Petrachek, 0.27 seconds behind Zhdanov. The third place was taken by the Mexican Angel Ramirez (+2.26).
This gold became the 33rd for Russian athletes at the Paralympics.
Last Friday, Victoria Ischulova won the silver medal in the 100m butterfly race among athletes with amputations and cerebral palsy. She showed the result of 1 minute 10.8 seconds and lagged behind the winner of the swim Jessica Long (USA) by 0.93 seconds.
In total, Russians have 33 gold medals, 28 silver and 42 bronze medals.