Golden Treble for Shabalina in INAS glob Brisbane
Valeriia Shabalina won a gold medal in 100 meters backstroke in International Athletes with Intellectual Impairment (INAS) global games. The games are being played out in Brisbane. The Russian swimmer defeated Yui Lam Chan of Hong Kong who won the silver. Shabalina won the gold with a record time of 1 min 9.15 seconds. Madeleine McTernan of the home country bagged the last podium finish as she finished third.
Shabalina bagged another gold in the 800m freestyle category defeating Pernilla Lindberg of Sweden in the final. Another Australian swimmer in Jade Lucy bagged the bronze. The Russian swimmer completed her hattrick of gold by winning the gold in 200m medley. He clocked a time of 2:28:15 in the assortment. The home nation also impressed in various categories with Phoebe Mitchell bagging the gold medal in 100m backstroke in a different category.