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2015 IPC Swimming World Championships

The 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships was an international swimming competition for athletes with a disability. It was held in Glasgow, United Kingdom and took place from 13 to 19 July. Around 580 athletes from around 70 different countries competed at the games, with Russia topping the tables with most gold medals and medals won.[1] The event was held at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre located within Tollcross Park in Glasgow.[1] Initially awarded as the IPC Swimming European Championships, the event was upgraded to a World Championship after a change to the IPC calendar.[2]

7th IPC Swimming World Championships
IPC Swimming World Championships 2015 logo.png
Date(s)13 – 19 July
Venue(s)Tollcross International Swimming Centre
Nations participating70
Athletes participating580

This proved to be the final event branded as the "IPC Swimming World Championships". On 30 November 2016, the IPC, which serves as the international federation for 10 disability sports, including swimming, adopted the "World Para" brand for all 10 sports. The world championship events in all of these sports were immediately rebranded as "World Para" championships. Accordingly, future IPC swimming championship events will be known as the "World Para Swimming Championships".[3]


Contents

VenueEdit

The Championship was staged at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre located at Tollcross, Glasgow. The venue possesses a 10 lane competition class swimming pool, and after a £13.7 million upgrade in 2013, a six lane 50 meter warm-up pool was added.[4][5]

EventsEdit

ClassificationEdit

Athletes are allocated a classification for each event based upon their disability to allow fairer competition between athletes of similar ability. The classifications for swimming are:

Classifications run from S1 (severely disabled) to S10 (minimally disabled) for athletes with physical disabilities, and S11 (totally blind) to S13 (legally blind) for visually impaired athletes. Blind athletes must use blackened goggles.

ScheduleEdit

    Finals
Date → 13 Jul 14 Jul 15 Jul 16 Jul 17 Jul 18 Jul 19 Jul
50m Freestyle Men
Details
S13
S10
S4 S9
S6
S3
S11
S5
S12 S8
S7
Women
Details
S13
S10
S4 S9
S6
S11
S5
S12 S8
S7
100m Freestyle Men
Details
S7
S11
S9 S8
S4
S10
S13
S6
S5
Women
Details
S7
S11
S9
S3
S8 S10
S13
S6
S5
200m freestyle Men
Details
S3
S4
S5
S14
S2
Women
Details
S5
S14
400m freestyle Men
Details
S6 S11 S7 S13 S8 S9 S10
Women
Details
S6 S11 S7 S13 S8 S9 S10
50m backstroke Men
Details
S5 S1 S3 S2
S4
Women
Details
S5 S3 S2
S4
100m backstroke Men
Details
S9 S1
S2
S11
S13
S12
S10 S6
S7
S8
S14
Women
Details
S9 S2 S11
S13
S12
S10 S6
S7
S8
S14
50m breaststroke Men
Details
SB2
SB3
Women
Details
SB3
100m breaststroke Men
Details
SB14 SB5
SB6
SB7
SB8
SB9 SB12 SB13 SB4
SB11
Women
Details
SB14 SB5
SB6
SB7
SB8
SB9 SB13 SB4
SB11
50m butterfly Men
Details
S6 S5 S7
Women
Details
S6 S5 S7
100m butterfly Men
Details
S8 S10
S9
S13
S11
Women
Details
S8 S10
S9
S13
150m medley Men
Details
SM3
SM4
Women
Details
SM4
200m medley Men
Details
SM13
SM10
SM8 SM11
SM7
SM6
SM14
SM9
Women
Details
SM13
SM10
SM8 SM11
SM7
SM6
SM14
SM5 SM9
4×50m freestyle relays Mixed
Details
20pts
4×100m freestyle relays Men
Details
34pts
Women
Details
34pts
4×100m medley relays Men
Details
34pts
Women
Details
34pts

Medal tableEdit

The medal table at the end of the championship.

  *   Host nation (Great Britain)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Russia (RUS)32192071
2  Ukraine (UKR)21271563
3  United States (USA)1111830
4  Brazil (BRA)118423
5  Great Britain (GBR)*10121032
6  China (CHN)1011829
7  Australia (AUS)981330
8  New Zealand (NZL)86216
9  Belarus (BLR)7119
10  Netherlands (NED)63615
11  Spain (ESP)471122
12  Norway (NOR)4239
13  Italy (ITA)36211
14  Canada (CAN)25512
15  Germany (GER)24511
16  Japan (JPN)2417
17  Mexico (MEX)23510
18  Colombia (COL)2204
  South Korea (KOR)2204
20  Sweden (SWE)1124
21  South Africa (RSA)1023
22  Cyprus (CYP)1001
  Thailand (THA)1001
24  Azerbaijan (AZE)0235
25  France (FRA)0224
26  Israel (ISR)0213
27  Poland (POL)0156
28  Greece (GRE)0134
29  Vietnam (VIE)0112
30  Czech Republic (CZE)0101
  Iceland (ISL)0101
32  Hungary (HUN)0033
  Kazakhstan (KAZ)0033
34  Ireland (IRL)0022
35  Argentina (ARG)0011
  Austria (AUT)0011
  Croatia (CRO)0011
  Portugal (POR)0011
  Turkey (TUR)0011
  Uzbekistan (UZB)0011
Totals (40 nations)152153152457

Multiple medallistsEdit

Many competitors won multiple medals at the 2015 Championships. The following athletes won five gold medals or more.[6]

Name Country Medal Event
Daniel Dias   Brazil   Gold
  Gold
  Gold
  Gold
  Gold
  Gold
  Gold
  Silver
50m freestyle - S5
100m freestyle - S5
200m freestyle - S5
50m backstroke - S5
100m breaststroke - SB4
Mixed 4x50m freestyle relay 20pts
50m butterfly - S5
4x100m freestyle relay 34pts
Ihar Boki   Belarus   Gold
  Gold
  Gold
  Gold
  Gold
  Gold
  Silver
100m backstroke - S13
100m butterfly - S13
100m freestyle - S13
200m medley - SM13
400m freestyle - S13
50m freestyle - S13
100m breaststroke - SB13
Denis Tarasov   Russia   Gold
  Gold
  Gold
  Gold
  Gold
100m butterfly - S8
100m freestyle - S8
50m freestyle - S13
4x100m freestyle relay 34pts
4x100m medley relay 34pts

RecordsEdit

Multiple world and continental records were broken during the competition. The below table lists the number of records broken by country.

Legend

WR: World record, CR: Championship record, AF: Africa record, AM: Americas record, AS: Asian record, EU: European record, OS: Oceania record
New Records[7]
Nation WR CR AF AM AS EU OC
  Australia 3 19
  Belarus 4
  Brazil 1 4 5
  Canada 1 7
  China 3 4 17
  Colombia 1 4
  Egypt 1
  Kazakhstan 1
  Italy 1 2
  Indonesia 1
  Israel 1
  Japan 3
  Germany 1
  Great Britain 2 2 6
  Greece 1
  Mexico 1 1 5
  Mauritius 1
  Netherlands 4 1
  Norway 2
  New Zealand 4 3
  Poland 1
  Russia 10 4
  South Africa 1 5
  South Korea 2
  Sweden 1
  United States 3 5
  Ukraine 3 5 5
  Uzbekistan 5
  Vietnam 2
Total 36 44 6 21 25 14 22

FootnotesEdit

Notes
References
  1. ^ a b "IPC Swimming World Championships – About us". paralympic.org. Retrieved 17 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Glasgow IPC event to be World Championships". bbc.co.uk. 13 December 2012. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
  3. ^ "The IPC to rebrand the 10 sports it acts as International Federation for" (Press release). International Paralympic Committee. 30 November 2016. Retrieved 13 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Glasgow to Host 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships". paralympic.org. 1 March 2013. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
  5. ^ "Tollcross International Swimming Centre". glasgow2014.com. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
  6. ^ "Multi Medallists". IPC. Archived from the original on 25 July 2015. Retrieved 20 August 2015.
  7. ^ "Record Broken by Event" (pdf). IPC. Retrieved 18 August 2015.[permanent dead link]

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