Indy World Para Swimming World Series Event Wraps up

Lakeisha Patterson (Photo: Creative Commons)

Australian Lakeisha Patterson continued her form at the Indianapolis Swimming World Series which concluded on Sunday as she claimed two more gold medals.

Patterson claimed her first gold in the women’s 100m freestyle S8 easily beating out American Julia Gaffney with 1:06.19. She then came out later in the night and won the 100m butterfly S8 with a time of 1:18.61 beating Canadian Danielle Dorris and Colombian Laura Rodriguez.

Two Australians medaled in the women’s 100m freestyle S9 as Ellie Cole and Emily Beecroft came in behind the American winner. Michelle Knonkly won the gold for the United States as she finished in a time of 1:02.51.

Logan Powell won another medal for Australia as teenager Logan Powell won in a young field in the men’s 100m freestyle S9. Powell swam at 1:02.14 to win the race just ahead of American David Gelfans less than one second behind.

Daniel Fox won the men’s 100m Butterfly S14 for Australia as he powered to the win in 1:00.31, the only one under 1:01. American Teenager Lawrence Sapp finished just half of a second clear of Canadian Gordie Michie.

19 Americans won gold medals on the final day of competition with another American also managing two wins. Zachary Shattuck won the men’s 50m butterfly S6 and the 100m freestyle S6 in strong performances.

The women’s 100m freestyle S7 had a medal for German Denise Grahl in 1:15.27, actually slower than her qualifying team. Two North Americans followed her on to the podium in Canadian Tess Routliffe and Mexican Angelica Lopez Ramirez.

British teenager Toni Shaw continued her impressive form as she claimed the women’s 100m butterfly S9. Shaw finished just ahead of Australian Emily Beecroft to win by just .11 of a second with Canadian Katarina Roxon in third.


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