Becca Meyers Takes Silver; Concludes Rio Paralympic Games with Four Medals

Becca Meyers Takes Silver; Concludes Rio Paralympic Games with Four Medals

RIO DE JANEIRO – Franklin & Marshall swimmer Becca Meyers completed her second-career Paralympics Games in Rio de Janeiro on Friday. She secured silver in the 100-meter freestyle to wrap up the competition with an incredible four medals in five races, including three golds.

In the process, Meyers set two world records and two Paralympic records.


Thursday, Sept. 8

S13 100-meter butterfly final

1st (1:03.25) | World Record, Paralympic Record

Video: Final | Prelim

Meyers opened her Rio Paralympics with a wildly successful day one, winning gold in the S13 100-meter butterfly final and setting world and paralympic records with a time of 1:03.25. The gold is Meyers' first after she earned one bronze and one silver in London 2012.

To see results of the S13 100-meter butterfly, click here.

Saturday, Sept. 10

SM13 200-meter Individual Medley

1st (2:24.66)

Video: Final | Prelim | Medal Ceremony

Meyers was golden again on Saturday night, storming back from third place with 50 meters to go and claiming her second gold medal of the games. The victory came after she posted the second-fastest qualifying time in the prelims.

Results for the SM13 200-meter Individual Medley can be viewed here

Monday, Sept. 12

S13 400-meter Freestyle

1st (4:19.59) | World Record, Paralympic Record

Video: Final | PrelimMedal Ceremony

On Monday, Meyers added to her remarkable Rio games by cruising to a third gold medal, breaking her own world record and winning the S13 400-meter freestyle. She finished in 4:19.59, smashing her previous record of 4:21.66 and taking the gold by more than four seconds. 

To view results of the S13 400-meter freestyle, click here

Wednesday, Sept. 14

S13 50-meter Freestyle

6th (28.58)

Video: Final | Prelim 

Wednesday morning Meyers clawed her way to her fourth final of the Rio games, tying for eighth place in the prelims before beating fellow American Colleen Young in a two-person swim-off to reach the finals of the 50-meter freestyle. 

In the final, Meyers was just fractions of a second away from medaling in her fourth-consecutive event but still managed a hard-fought sixth-place showing at 28.58. Ukraine's Anna Stetsenko took gold at a world-record 27.34 clip.

Results of the S13 50-meter freestyle can be found here

Friday, Sept. 16

S13 100-meter Freestyle

2nd (59.77)

Video: FinalPrelim | Medal Ceremony

Meyers wrapped up her Rio 2016 games in her final event, the S13 100-meter freestyle. She secured silver with a time of 59.77, trailing only Ukraine's Anna Stetsenko who narrowly edged Meyers at 59.19.

Results of the S13 100-meter freestyle can be found here.

Medal Count

Gold - S13 100-meter Butterfly (1:03.25) – World Record, Paralympic Record

Gold - S13 200-meter IM (2:24.66)

Gold - S13 400-meter Freestyle (4:19.59) - World Record, Paralympic Record

Silver - S13 100-meter Freestyle (59.77)