Mexico City 2017: Ihar Boki vs. Tucker Dupree

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Belarus’ multi-Paralympic champion will be one of the big names competing at the World Championships

Mexico City 2017: Ihar Boki vs. Tucker Dupree

Belarus’ Ihar Boki and USA’s Tucker Dupree will face in the men’s 50m freestyle S12-13 at Mexico City 2017

Although Tucker Dupree is not one of Ihar Boki’s biggest rivals in the sport, the Belarusian’s reign in the pool will very well be under threat in the men’s 50m freestyle S12-13 at Mexico City 2017. The US swimmer qualifying time for the World Championships is 24.03, only 19 hundredths more than Boki.

Belarus’ most successful Paralympian of all time and 15-time World champion seeks to add more golds to his tally, while Dupree is aiming to cause the biggest upset in Mexico City.

The last time they faced-off was in the men’s 100m butterfly S13 at Rio 2016, with Boki winning one of his six golds at last year’s Paralympics and Dupree finishing in eighth place.

Head to Head

PERSONAL INFO

Boki: Nationality: Belarus. Age: 23

Dupree: Nationality: USA. Age: 28

PARALYMPIC GAMES

Boki: Games: 2 (2012, 2016)

Medals: 13 (11 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)

Dupree: Games: 3 (2008, 2012, 2016)

Medals: 4 (1 silver, 3 bronze)

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Boki: Championships: 3 (2010, 2013, 2015)

Medals: 15 (15 gold)

Dupree: Championships: 3 (2010, 2013, 2015)

Medals: 8 (2 silver, 6 bronze)

DID YOU KNOW?

Boki: Boki is Belarus’ most decorated Paralympian

Dupree: Enjoys playing the piano and listening to music while not training

More information can be found on Mexico City 2017’s website.

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