Francisca Neiman Won the Bronze Medal in the 100-meter Breaststroke

The local swimmer secured the third position in the competition with a time of 1:42.79. The gold went to Costa Rica, and the silver to the United States.

Friday, November 24th, 2023.- Francisca Neiman gave Chile its first medal on Friday, November 24th, by achieving third place in the 100-meter breaststroke in the S8 category (athletes with slightly limited coordination, the use of only one leg, the use of only one arm, or partial absence of a limb). 

The local swimmer recorded a time of 1:42.79, behind the Costa Rican Camila Haase, who won gold (1:36.84), and the American Cali Prochaska, who took the silver (1:38.28). 

Next was the final of the 100-meter backstroke S10 (athletes with slightly limited leg movement, moderately limited hip or foot joint movement, and a high degree of one foot, or partial absence of a limb), won by Yaseen El-Demerdash of the United States with a time of 1:04.36. 

The silver medal in the 100-meter backstroke S10 went to Santiago Senestro of Argentina (1:04.60), while the bronze was claimed by Nicolás Nieto, also from Argentina (1:05.79). 

The third final of the day at the Centro Acuático at the Estadio Nacional was the 400-meter freestyle S11 (almost total visual impairment), won by the Mexican Matilde Alcázar with a time of 5:37.31. Argentinian Analuz Pellitero (5:40.59) took the silver medal, while Colombian Sharit Yunque (5:53.52) secured the bronze. 

In the same event and category for men, Matheus Rheine of Brazil earned the gold medal with a time of 4:58.59. His compatriot Wendell Belarmino (05:05.18) won silver, while the bronze went to Argentinian Sergioff Zayas (5:17.50). 

Written by Marcelo López; translated by Pía Barriga Ferry / Santiago 2023 vía Photosport 
Photo by Karin Pozo / Santiago 2023 vía Photosport