Brampton swimmer takes seventh in his first ever Paralympics race


Published August 26, 2021 at 10:35 am

Brampton’s lone competitor in the Paralympics, currently taking place in Tokyo, swam in his event final today, Thursday, Aug. 26.

Matthew Cabraja, 19, swam to a seventh-place finish in the men’s S11 400-metre freestyle, his first-ever Paralympic finals race.

The first of multiple Canadian swimming finalists on Thursday, Cabraja recorded a time of four minutes 57.63 seconds.

Cabrera, who is competing in his first Paralympics, qualified for the final after posting the sixth-best qualifying time of 4:56.42.

The S11 category is for athletes with visual impairment.

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