2017 World Para Swimming Championships
Date(s)2 – 7 December
Venue(s)Alberca Olímpica Francisco Márquez
Nations participating70
Athletes participating580

The 2017 World Para Swimming Championships was an international swimming competition for athletes with a disability. It was held in Mexico City, Mexico and took place from 2 to 7 December. Around 304 athletes from around 70 different countries competed at the games, with China topping the tables with most gold medals and medals won. The event was held at the Alberca Olímpica Francisco Márquez located in Mexico City. However, due to safety concerns, both Great Britain and Russia withdrew from the rearranged championships.[1]

Venue

Mexico City
Mexico City
Mexico City (Mexico)

The Championship was staged at the Alberca Olímpica Francisco Márquez located at Mexico City, Mexico.

Events

Classification

Main article: Disability sport classification

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

    Finals
Date → 2 Dec 3 Dec 4 Dec 5 Dec 6 Dec 7 Dec
50 m Freestyle Men

Details

S10 S7

S8

S4
S5
S12
S13

S3

S6
S9
S11

Women

Details

S10 S7

S5
S11
S12
S13

S3
S4

S6
S8
S9

100 m Freestyle Men

Details

S1-5
S7
S11

S8
S10

S6
S9

S12
S13

Women

Details

S5
S7
S11

S8
S10
S12
S13

S3
S4
S6
S9

200 m freestyle Men

Details

S3 S14

S2
S4
S5

Women

Details

S14 S1-5
400 m freestyle Men

Details

S6

S7
S8
S13

S11

S9
S10

Women

Details

S6

S11
S13

S7
S8
S9

S10
50m backstroke Men

Details

S3
S4

S1
S2
S5

Women

Details

S3
S4

S5
100 m backstroke Men

Details

S8
S9
S10
S12
S13

S11

S6
S7

S14

S1
S2

Women

Details

S9
S10
S12
S13

S11

S6
S7
S8

S14
50 m breaststroke Men

Details

SB2
SB2

Women

Details

SB3
100m breaststroke Men

Details

SB4
SB14

SB5
SB6

SB7
SB8
SB9
SB13

SB11
SB12

Women

Details

SB4
SB14

SB5
SB6
SB7

SB8
SB9

SB11
SB12
SB13

50 m butterfly Men

Details

S7 S6
Women

Details

S5

S6
S7

100m butterfly Men

Details

S11
S12
S13

S8
S9
S10

S14
Women

Details

S12-13

S8
S9
S10

S14
150m medley Men

Details

SM3
SM4

Women

Details

SM3-4
200m medley Men

Details

SM9
SM10
SM14

SM11
SM13

SM6
SM7
SM8

Women

Details

SM9
SM10
SM14

SM11
SM13

SM6
SM7
SM8

4×50m freestyle relays Mixed

Details

20pts
4 × 100 m freestyle relays Men

Details

34pts
Women

Details

34pts
4 × 100 m medley relays Men

Details

34pts
Women

Details

34pts

Medal table

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

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 China (CHN)30161056
2 United States (USA)21201354
3 Italy (ITA)2010838
4 Brazil (BRA)189936
5 Belarus (BLR)117220
6 Spain (ESP)10161945
7 Colombia (COL)92213
8 Mexico (MEX)*6141434
9 Germany (GER)46212
10 Poland (POL)34310
11 Norway (NOR)3339
12 Greece (GRE)271019
13 South Korea (KOR)2417
14 Sweden (SWE)2338
15 Kazakhstan (KAZ)2316
16 Czech Republic (CZE)2248
17 Argentina (ARG)14510
18 France (FRA)1315
19 Iceland (ISL)1225
20 Hungary (HUN)1146
21 Finland (FIN)1113
22 Cuba (CUB)1102
23 Lithuania (LTU)1023
24 Turkey (TUR)1012
25 Austria (AUT)1001
 Cyprus (CYP)1001
 India (IND)1001
28 Vietnam (VIE)0426
29 South Africa (RSA)0314
30 Egypt (EGY)0123
 Estonia (EST)0123
 Slovakia (SVK)0123
33  Independent Para Athlete0101
 Portugal (POR)0101
35 Chile (CHI)0044
 Israel (ISR)0044
37 Belgium (BEL)0033
38 Croatia (CRO)0022
39 Ecuador (ECU)0011
 Kenya (KEN)0011
Totals (40 nations)156150144450

Multiple medallists

Many competitors won multiple medals at the 2017 Championships. The following athletes won five gold medals or more.[2]

Name Country Medal Event
Jessica Long  United States

 Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Gold

100m Backstroke S8
100m Breaststroke SB7
100m Butterfly S8
100m Freestyle S8
200m Individual Medley SM8
400m Freestyle S8
4 × 100 m Freestyle Relay 34pts
4 × 100 m Medley Relay 34pts

André Brasil  Brazil

 Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Silver

100m Backstroke S10
100m Butterfly S10
100m Freestyle S10
200m Individual Medley SM10
400m Freestyle S10
4 × 100 m Freestyle Relay 34pts
4 × 100 m Medley Relay 34pts
50m Freestyle S10

Ihar Boki  Belarus

 Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Silver

100m Backstroke S13
100m Breaststroke SB13
100m Butterfly S13
100m Freestyle S13
200m Indiv. Medley SM13
400m Freestyle S13
50m Freestyle S13

Haijiao Xu  China

 Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Silver

100m Butterfly S8
100m Freestyle S8
200m Individual Medley SM8
400m Freestyle S8
50m Freestyle S8
4x50m Freestyle Relay 20pts
100m Breaststroke SB8

Daniel Dias  Brazil

 Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Gold

100m Freestyle S1-5
200m Freestyle S5
4 × 100 m Freestyle Relay 34pts
4 × 100 m Medley Relay 34pts
50m Backstroke S5
50m Freestyle S5

Carlotta Gilli  Italy

 Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Silver

100m Backstroke S13
100m Butterfly S12-13
100m Freestyle S13
200m Indiv. Medley SM13
50m Freestyle S13
400m Freestyle S13

Wenpan Juang  China

 Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Bronze

150m Individual Medley SM3
150m Individual Medley SM3
50m Breaststroke SB2
50m Freestyle S3
4x50m Freestyle Relay 20pts
50m Backstroke S3

Carlos Serrano Zárate  Colombia

 Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Bronze

100m Breaststroke SB7
100m Freestyle S7
200m Individual Medley SM7
50m Butterfly S7
50m Freestyle S7
400m Freestyle S7

Lingling Song  China

 Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Gold

4x50m Freestyle Relay 20pts
100m Backstroke S6
100m Breaststroke SB5
200m Individual Medley SM6
400m Freestyle S6

Records

Multiple world and continental records were broken during the competition. The below table lists the number of records broken by country.

Legend

WR: World record, CR: Championship record, AF: Africa record, AM: Americas record, AS: Asian record, EU: European record, OS: Oceania record
New Records[3]
Nation WR CR AF AM AS EU OC
 Australia 3 19
 Belarus 4
 Brazil 1 4 5
 Canada 1 7
 China 3 4 17
 Colombia 1 4
 Egypt 1
 Kazakhstan 1
 Italy 1 2
 Indonesia 1
 Israel 1
 Japan 3
 Germany 1
 Great Britain 2 2 6
 Greece 1
 Mexico 1 1 5
 Mauritius 1
 Netherlands 4 1
 Norway 2
 New Zealand 4 3
 Poland 1
 Russia 10 4
 South Africa 1 5
 South Korea 2
 Sweden 1
 United States 3 5
 Ukraine 3 5 5
 Uzbekistan 5
 Vietnam 2
Total 36 44 6 21 25 14 22

Footnotes

Notes
References
  1. ^ "GB withdraw from Para-swimming Worlds". BBC Sport.
  2. ^ "Multi Medallists". IPC.
  3. ^ "Record Broken by Event" (PDF). IPC. Retrieved 11 December 2015.