Thus, Russian athlete Alexander Granichka demonstrated outstanding athleticism in swimming. He broke the world record by swimming the 100-meter race in 1 minute and 27.36 seconds.
Sergei Sukharev and Anna Krivshina set the world record in the freestyle swimming category, swimming the 50-meter race in 27.66 and 27.22 seconds, respectively. Roman Zhdanov competed outstandingly in medley swimming, while Vyacheslav Yemelyantsev broke the world record in the backstroke category at a distance of 100 meters, covering the distance in 58.96 seconds.
World champion Alexei Kuznetsov (F54 class) threw a spear at a distance of 30.18m, breaking the previous world record. World and European champion in track and field athletics Dmitry Safronov broke the world record in the 200-meter race (T35 class), covering the distance in 23.15 seconds, while Evgeny Shvetsov closed the run at a distance of 800 meters in 2 minutes 05.04 seconds.
The sad thing is that all the athletes' achievements won't be recognized officially as the records are registered only at international competitions of a certain class.
Russia was suspended from the Paralympics by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) in early August. The IPC cited the country's alleged failure to comply with the organization's anti-doping rules as the reason behind its decision.
The ban was mainly influenced by the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) McLaren report on the alleged widespread use of performance enhancing substances by Russian athletes. The report, however, hardly mentioned Russian Paralympic athletes, apart from in relation to a list of 35 allegedly missing doping samples.