Australia's Jade Lucy stunned defending champion Beatriz Resendiz De Garcia of Mexico to clinch the gold medal in the women’s 200 metres freestyle S14 at the International Federation for Intellectual Impairment Sport (Inas) Swimming World Championships in Aguascalientes.
The Australian produced a superb swim as she clocked a time of 2min 22.91sec to beat the Mexican, who was unable to use home advantage to retain her title.
De Garcia was forced to settle for the bronze medal as she was beaten to silver by Leslie Cichoki of the United States.
There was also a shock result in the women’s 50m butterfly S14 as 17-year-old Brazilian Ana Karolina Soares touched the wall in 33.02sec.
Soares finished in front of compatriot Debora Borges Carneiro, who rounded off a Brazilian one-two, while Chinese Taipei's former champion Jo-in Tu took the bronze medal.
Brazilian Paralympian Felipe Caltran Vila Real clinched the men’s 50m butterfly S14 as he led home a clean sweep for his country in a time of 27.82.
Gustavo De Oliveira Nunes was narrowly beaten by his team-mate as he clocked 28.24 to seal the silver medal, while bronze went to Andre Luiz Bento Silva Filho.
Guttemberg De Souza Ferreira, Luis Henrique Sieiro, Nunes and Andre Luiz Bento Silva Filho delivered another medal for Brazil by winning the men’s 4x50m medley S14 relay.
France just edged Japan by 0.06 seconds to earn the silver medal.
Japan’s Shunya Murakami dominated the men’s 200m freestyle S14 as he powered to the gold medal in a time of 2:06.15.
Murakami was well clear of the rest of the field as France’s Nathan Maillet ended in second in 2:11.49.
Macau’s Yu Chia Chen rounded off the podium with bronze.
The event in the Mexican city is due to continue tomorrow.