Australia has continued its positive form at the INAS Global Games in Brisbane, collecting a host of gold, silver and bronze medals over the past two days of competition.
Fresh from the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships, Liam Schluter took home gold in the Men’s 200m Freestyle II1 in a new Games Record time of 1:56.52. Joining him on the podium was fellow Dolphin Jack Ireland, who snared bronze in 2:00.20. Wai Lok Tang from Hong Kong came second in 1:57.19.
Schluter and Ireland also proudly stood on the dais again, after winning gold in the Men’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay II1 along with Joshua Alford and Mitchell Kilduff. Posting a time of 3:39.88, they beat out Hong Kong and Japan for the top honour.
Schluter is having a terrific 2019 season, notching up medals across multiple international events this year.
In the Women’s 200m backstroke II1, Madeleine McTernan added another medal to her tally, touching for silver in 2:32.68 – behind Russia’s Valeriia Shabalina (2:26.08). Elizaveta Barbatina placed third in 2:37.66.
McTernan also teamed up with Ireland, Schluter and Amy Cook to jag silver in the Mixed 4x100m Freestyle Relay II1. Clocking 3:56.33, the quartet finished behind Russia and in front of Brazil.
The INAS Global Games for elite athletes with an intellectual impairment are currently being held in Brisbane, with more than 1,000 athletes from 48 countries contesting 10 sports in eight venues over eight days of sporting excitement.
Today marks the final day of the competition.
II1 division is equivalent to the Paralympic Class of S14.
More Medal Results:
Women’s 50m Backstroke II1
Silver – Madeleine McTernan, 33.35
Women’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay II1
Silver – Paige Leonhardt, Jade Lucy, Madeleine McTernan and Amy Cook.
Women’s 200m Freestyle II3
Gold – Gabriella Howells, 2:34.72
Women’s 100m Breaststroke II3
Gold – Gabriella Howells, 1:37.78
Bronze – Sarah Wallace, 2:01.56
Men’s 50m Backstroke II2
Silver – Michael Cox, 40.95
Bronze – Bradley Doolan, 41.49
Men’s 50m Backstroke II3
Gold – Liam-Bailey Rose, 34.06
Bronze – Jeremy Gawne