At his Paralympic debut, 21 year old swimmer Benjamin Hance has won the gold medal in the 100m Backstroke S14.
Along with the gold medal Hance also broke the Paralympic Record with a time of 57.73 and was milliseconds away from his World Record which was set at the Australian Trials earlier in the year.
Hance has had a successful Paralympic debut with the 21 year old also taking home the silver medal in the 4x100m Freestyle Relay S14 and a bronze medal in the 100m Butterfly S14 with the gold medal giving him a complete set at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.
It was a great race from Hance with the Paralympic debutant remaining in the lead for the entire race and after the first 50m had a handy lead of 0.89 second on Britain’s Reece Dunn who was in second at the time.
Hance powered through in the last 50m of the race accelerating to the finish line and leaving his opponents in his wake, finishing the race with a gap of 1.32 between him and silver medalist RPC’s Viacheslav Emeliantsev.
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Hance continued the gold rush for the Australian Dolphins with Dolphins teammate Will Martin also claiming gold just 30 minutes before hand. Hance takes the Australian medal tally up to 15 gold and sitting in 8th on the medal tally.
The Queenslander made a splash in late 2020 and hasn’t seemed like slowing down since, the Men’s 100m Backstroke S14 has capped of a successful debut Paralympics bringing home three medals back home to Australia.
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