Swimmer Ihar Boki Keeps Winning In Rio

Swimmer Ihar Boki won a bronze and a second gold for Belarus this weekend at Rio Paralympics. Earlier last week Boki won another gold with a new world record time.


On Sunday the Belarusian clocked 1:06.71 seconds to finish third in the S13 men’s 100m breaststroke. Oleksii Fedyna of Ukraine and Firdavsbek Musabekov of Uzbekistan both touched in 1:04.94 to take gold.

The day before, on September 10, the athlete grasped his second gold in S13 200m medley with a new Paralympic record.

Ihar Boki now has a total of nine medals from the Paralympic Games. In 2012 the Belarusian claimed five gold and one bronze medals in London in 2012.

To date, Belarus has won four medals: two golds and a bronze brought by Boki and a bronze award won by Aliaksandr Tryputs in Men’s Javelin Throw F53/54.


The country is represented by 20 athletes competing in 7 sports.