Australian Dolphin Jade Lucy has taken home a bronze medal at the INAS Global Games on the second day of the competition which kicked off in Brisbane on Saturday.
Recording a time of 9:52.38 in the Women’s 800m Freestyle Multi-Class, the women’s captain of the Aussie team finished behind Russia’s Valeriia Shabalina (9:23.32) and Pernilla Lindberg (9:40.29) who took the gold and silver, respectively.
Lucy’s teammate Madeleine McTernan also claimed an individual bronze, placing third in the Women’s 100m Backstroke II1 Multi-Class. Touching in 1:11.13, the St Hilda’s swimmer hit the wall narrowly behind second-placed Yui Lam Chan from Hong Kong (1:11.00) and Shabalina who again took gold (1:09.15).
Valeriia Shabalina was crowned 100 metres backstroke champion in the II1 category as the first medals of the 2019 International Federation for Athletes with Intellectual Impairments (INAS) Global Games were handed out in Brisbane.
The Australians also won two relay gold, as Jack Ireland, Josh Alford, Mitchell Kilduff and Liam Schluter set a Games record of 1:40.64 on their way to victory in the Men's 4x50m Freestyle II1, while Madeleine McTernan, Paige Leonhardt, Nicole Fielden and Amy Cook claimed the women’s equivalent in 1:57.11.
The INAS Global Games for elite athletes with an intellectual impairment will be held in Brisbane with over 1000 athletes from 48 countries contesting 10 sports in eight venues over the eight days of sporting excitement.
The competition continues today until Thursday 17 October.
II1 division is equivalent to the Paralympic Class of S14.
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