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.