Nicolas-Guy Turbide wins silver medal in men’s S13 100-m backstroke

Improves from bronze in Rio five years ago
Nicolas Guy Turbide with his silver medal

Nicolas- Guy Turbide reached the podium for a second straight Paralympic Games on Thursday night with a silver medal in the men’s S13 100-m backstroke for visually impaired swimmers.

Ihar Boki of Belarus produced a world record time of 56.36 seconds for the victory. Turbide was fourth at the turn but roared back on the second length to take the silver in 59.70. Vladimir Sotkinov of Russia was third n 59.86.

Back in 2016, Turbide took the bronze in the same event in his Games debut.