Swimmer Lewis White gives his thoughts on the Paralympics so far

Swimmer Lewis White, who has won a bronze medal in the 400m S9 category in Rio, gives his thoughts on the Paralympics so far.

“Rio is incredible. Amazing. The pool is the best and most stunning I have ever seen.

“It’s a 16,000 capacity venue, which feels close yet large at the same time. Awesome!

“When I walked out for the 400 final the atmosphere was mad. I couldn’t hear much to be honest as I was zoned in and stayed that way to the end of my race.

“I took five seconds off my time in that race. I’m hoping to continue this trend for the 100m freestyle, 4×100 relay and the 100 backstroke.

UPDATE: Lewis, 16, from Sawdlincote was unable to follow up his bronze medal in the 400m freestyle (S9) with a final place in the 100m freestyle (S9) – missing out in dramatic circumstances.

He and Brazilian Vanilto Filho both posted exactly the same time of 58.51secs in their respective heats, meaning a swim-off was needed to separate them.

And though City of Derby’s Lewis lowered his mark to 58.43, the home favourite clocked 58.26 to grab the qualifying spot.

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