2007 World Deaf Swimming Championships Day 3: "Bad weather" and "New Record Day of Belarus"

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A torrential rain at 3rd matchday.
Image: Rico Shen.
Only few spectators at the Aquatic Center due to a torrential rain.
Image: Rico Shen.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

On the 3rd day of the 2007 World Deaf Swimming Championships, the Men 1500m Freestyle, Women 800m Freestyle, 50m Breaststroke, 200m Freestyle, 4x100m Medley Relay Groups finales took place during the afternoon and evening.

Belarus deaf swimmer Natalia Deeva not only broke old "women 50m breaststroke record" established by her teammate Aksana Petrushenka on June 19, 2006 with 35.28 seconds at 50m Breaststroke heat session within 34.97 seconds, but also broke her record again at final session within 34.91 seconds.

Besides of individual record, Natalia Deeva and Aksana Petrushenka also participated Women 4x100m Medley Relay Group Final, not only won the 1st place, but also broke former record established by Russian National Team on January 10, 2005 with 4 minute and 39.63 seconds at that group final within 4 minute and 38 seconds. With the three-times new world records written, that's exactly a "New Record Day" for Belarus.

Even though heats and finales were still in process, but due to a torrential rain in Taiwan, the Award Ceremony of 3rd Matchday has been postponed to next matchday.

List of Champions of 3rd Matchday

  • For details or further information, please refer Official Website.
  • Results in italic text symbolized the new world record.
Group Athlete Name or Team Time
1500m Freestyle
Men Nicky Lange (Germany) 16:46'28"
800m Freestyle
Women Kristin Ates (USA) 9:31'76"
50m Breaststroke
Men David MclLory (Ireland) 30'47"
Women Natalia Deeva (Belarus) 34'91"
200m Freestyle
Men Volodymyr Natalchuk (Ukraine) 1:59'12"
Women Ganna Lytvynenko (Ukraine) 2:09'51"
4x100m Medley Relay
Men Russia Team 4:08'30"
Women Belarus Team 4:38'00"

Medal Statistics after 3rd Matchday

  • Only listed national teams who won medals at least Copper, full information can be found at here.
Order Team Gold Silver Bronze
1 Ukraine 6 6 2
2 Russian 4 2 6
3 Germany 3 4 3
4 Belarus 3 2 3
5 Sweden 2 2 0
6 Ireland 2 1 1
7 United States 1 1 1
8 Belgium 1 0 0
9 Great Britain 0 1 2
10 Japan 0 1 2
11 Poland 0 1 1
12 Chinese Taipei 0 1 0
13 South Africa 0 0 2


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