Dieleman places Fifth in 2016 Rio Paralympics

From Jim Morris article

Jonathan Dieleman (RAPIDS) of Telwa, B.C., finished fifth in the S3 50-m breaststroke in 50.21 seconds.  

The men’s 34-point 4×100-m relay team of Alec Elliot of Kitchener, Ont., Nathan Clement (WVOSC) of West Vancouver, B.C., Zack McAllister of Lethbridge, Alta., and Nathan Stein (SKSC) of Maple Ridge, B.C. were seventh in 4:12.60.

Dieleman’s S3 50-m breast was a close battle.

China’s Zhipeng Jin won in a world-record time of 47.54. Then just .29 of a second separated third from fifth.

Being close was little consolation for Dieleman, who swam an America’s record 50.08 in the morning.

“I’m happy I made it here,” said the former amateur rodeo rider who broke his back in a dirt bike accident. “It’s been a year training to get here.

“I’m a little disappointed with my result. I thought I could do better. It was really close. I’ll take it for now.”