Huang smashes 200m freestyle S3 record, wins fourth gold in Rio

Source:Xinhua Published: 2016/9/16 14:38:23

China's Huang Wenpan shattered the world record to win gold in the men's 200m freestyle S3 at the Rio Paralympics on Thursday.

The 21-year-old touched the wall in three minutes and 9.04 seconds, 7.41 seconds faster than the previous record set by countryman Li Hanhua in 2010.

Despite his extraordinary time, Huang was pushed to the limit by Ukraine's Dmytro, who grabbed silver, just 0.73 seconds behind. Li took bronze in 3:23.10.

The victory gave Huang his fourth gold medal at the Games after his triumphs in the 50m breaststroke SB2, 50m freestyle S3 and the mixed 4x50m freestyle 20 points.

Huang was born with cerebral palsy and started swimming in 2010.

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