Darragh McDonald and Eleanor Simmonds grab gold medals – 2012 Paralympic Games
Darragh McDonald and Eleanor Simmonds grabbed gold medals of Men and Women’s 400m freestyle respectively in S6 class at the 2012 London Paralympic Games.
McDonald met expectations of his fans by snaring gold medal of the 400m event. With his impeccable efforts, he stayed in a significant lead over his subsequent rival and surfaced on the finishing end for gold medal by submitting a time of 4 minutes and 55.56
The champion was traced by Anders Olsson, who stayed 7.88 seconds behind and emerged on the finishing blockade for silver medal by clocking a time of 5 minutes and 03.44 seconds.
Olsson was chased by Matthew Whorwood, who remained almost eight seconds apart and proved his eligibility for bronze medal of the race by reporting a time of 5 minutes and 11.59 seconds.
Fourth position of the discipline was obtained by Reagan Wickens, who suffered a deficit of nearly 15 seconds from his foregoing finisher and settled on the wall with a timing of 5 minutes and 26.67 seconds.
Afterwards, the crowd experienced unstoppable efforts of Simmonds in the Women’s equivalent event. With her unstoppable efforts, Simmonds stayed one body length faster from her following swimmer as she touched the wall for gold medal in a time of 5 minutes
and 19.17 seconds.
Her gold winning effort remained 1.01 seconds faster from Victoria Arlen, who proved her eligibility for silver medal of the race by reporting a time of 5 minutes and 20.18 seconds.
The silver medallist was followed by Lingling Song, who stayed 13.55 seconds slower from upsetting her former finisher and clocked a time of 5 minutes and 33.73 seconds.
The Chinese specialist was chased by Mirjam de Koning-Peper, who remained four and a half body lengths behind and hit the wall for fourth position by posting a time of 5 minutes and 38.06 seconds.
Fifth best spot of the race was secured by Emanuela Romano, who remained 6.30 seconds slower from her preceding swimmer and hit the wall with a timing of 5 minutes and 44.36 seconds.
In addition, the position holders received medals for their gruelling efforts after the session.