Friday, August 31, 2012

London Calling: Making Waves

We'll be back over the Labor Day weekend to cover several news stories from around Latin America and the Caribbean.

In the meantime, the following video is footage of Brazilian swimmer Daniel Dias who won a gold medal at the Paralympics in London. As seen below, the twenty-four-year old's victory in the fifty-meter freestyle of the S5 class was obtained in a world record time of 32.05 seconds:

"I leave satisfied from this first test," said Dias to the Brazilian press. "There will be ten days of competition and it helped to break the ice," he added.

The winner of the 2009 Laureus Award for Sportsperson with a Disability is seeking this year to add to the nine medals earned at the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing.

With two days of the London Paralympics in the books Brazil leads the medal table for Latin American nations with six medals. Next comes Mexico with three medals, Cuba and Argentina with two each and lastly Venezuela with one medal.

Video Source - YouTube via user TheTvlance

Online Sources - Official London 2012 website, Portal Vermelho

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