Hannah Russell Leads Britain Gold Rush With Dominant WR-Victory In Rio 100m Back

Hannah Russell - courtesy of ParalympicsGB, onEdition 2016 ©

Racing in her first Rio Paralympics final, Hannah Russell, a 20-year-old from Great Britain, set one of two world records to fall on the sixth day of action in the pool for one of the most dominant victories of the week. On a day when Britain and Ukraine swimmers each claimed three golds with a world record in the mix, Russell’s 1:06.06 in the women’s S12 100m backstroke took the crown by almost 6sec

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