Ihar Boki of Belarus topped the men’s 400 free in S13, going 3:55.62, on Monday. This is his third gold in Rio.
In another close shave, Boki was just .06 off his own world record.
He has not lost the race since 2010.
“This was my personal mission,” Ihar Boki, now an eight time Paralympic champion, said. “It’s my signature distance and I would not want to allow myself to lose it.”
The Belarusian previously won a bronze in the S13 men’s 100m breaststroke, a gold in S13 200m medley with a new Paralympic record and a gold in the men’s S13 100m Butterfly final with a new world record time.
Another Belarusian swimmer 17-year-old Grigoriy Zudilov came 5th in the S11 50m freestyle final.