Rachael Watson will go into the final of the women’s S4 50m freestyle as the fastest qualifier after setting a Paralympic record in the heats to qualify in 40.69. Here time is nearly four seconds quicker than the rest of the field.
Fifteen-year-old Tiffany Thomas Kane will be swimming for a fourth medal in the women’s S6 100m freestyle after qualifying fifth, while Kate Wilson was 14th overall. In the men’s S6 100m freestyle Matthew Haanappel will swim from 8 after qualifying in a time of 1.09.96.
Lakeisha Patterson and Maddison Elliott have been winning medals all week and they’ll both be in the hunt again tonight after qualifying third and fourth for the final of the women’s SM8 200m IM.
Katja Dedekind will also be in the medal hunt after qualifying fourth in the women’s S13 100m backstroke, with Jenna Jones qualifying seventh, while in the men’s S13 100m backstroke Sean Russo will compete in another final, qualifying sixth, while Liam Bekric was ninth overall.
Liam Schluter was sixth through the final of the men’s SM14 200m IM and could sneak onto the dais tonight, while a personal best from Daniel Fox wasn’t enough to see him qualify, along with Josh Alford.