Stephanie Millward & Zhou Cong Produce Dominant S8 Wins In Rio 100 Back Finals

Stephanie Millward - courtesy of ParalympicsGB - onEdition 2016 ©

Perhaps it is one of those quirks of classification in Paralympic sport but the S8 100m backstroke finals for men and women in Rio produced the most dominant wins of day 5. Among men, the winner was Zhou Cong, of China, whose 1:02.90 victory left him well ahead of next home, Oliver Hynd (GBR), on 1:04.46, and Robert Griswold (USA), on 1:04.68 for bronze; then in the women’s final, which included several of those at the heart of the debate over classification and reclassification in Paralympic swimming, Stephanie Millward, of Britain, clocked 1:13.02 to finish 4sec ahead of next to the wall

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Perhaps it is one of those quirks of classification in Paralympic sport but the S8 100m backstroke finals for men and women in Rio produced the most dominant wins of day 5. Among men, the winner was Zhou Cong, of China, whose 1:02.90 victory left him well ahead of next home, Oliver Hynd (GBR), on 1:04.46, and Robert Griswold (USA), on 1:04.68 for bronze; then in the women’s final, which included several of those at the heart of the debate over classification and reclassification in Paralympic swimming, Stephanie Millward, of Britain, clocked 1:13.02 to finish 4sec ahead of next to the wall

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