Three Canadian swimmers reached finals Thursday, including James Leroux in the men's 100-metre breaststroke SB9.


(Andre Forget/Canadian Paralympic Committee)

Ilana Dupont also went through to the final in women's 100 T53


(Matthew Murnaghan/Canadian Paralympic Committee)

Australia's Lakeisha Patterson, right, embraced fellow countrywoman Maddison Elliott after Patterson won gold in the women's 400 freestyle S8.

Lakeisha Patterson

(Leo Correa/The Associated Press)

Despite a lopsided 75-38 win for the United States, there was plenty of intensity as American Trevon Jenifer, right, and Brazil's Marcos Candido fought for the loose ball.

Trevor Jennifer Marcos Candido

(Silvia Izquierdo/The Associated Press)

Here's an underwater shot of Great Britain's Andrew Mullen during the men's 200 freestyle S5 to cap off the top photos from Thursday.

Rio Paralympics Andrew Mullen Underwater

(Bob Martin/OIS/IOC via The Associated Press)