2007 World Deaf Swimming Championships Day 4: Three athletes break world record

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

TVBS News and Public Television Service Taiwan interviewed Shu-ning Tseng after she extended her world record.
Image: Rico Shen.

In the countdown section of 2007 World Deaf Swimming Championships, the organizer advanced final section holding schedule included 200m Individual Medley, 50m Backstroke, 200m Breaststroke, and 100m Freestyle Groups, that will have 8 winners at the 4th matchday.

And this matchday also has two new world records rewritten in Women 50m Backstroke and Women 100m Freestyle Groups.

In the women 50m Backstroke group, Shu-ning Tseng from Taipei and Anna Polivanchuk from Sweden not only won Gold and Silver at the Finals but also broke a world record, an error time of two athletes is only just 0.01 second. The new "women deaf swimmer 50m backstroke" record is established by Tseng with 32.23 seconds.

On the other hand, in Women 100m Freestyle Final, Ganna Lytvnenko from Ukraine, breaking old "women deaf swimmer 50m freestyle" world record at 1st matchday, broke another world record in "women deaf swimmer 100m freestyle" section with 58.05 seconds.

At next matchday on August 16, Freestyle Groups with 400m Individual and 4x100m Team Relay, 100m Butterfly, and 200 Backstroke Groups will take place and have 8 winners.

List of Champions of 4th 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
200m Individual Medley
Men Björn Koch (Germany) 2:12'52"
Women Anna Tovsta (Ukraine) 2:32'87"
50m Backstroke
Men Volodymyr Natalchuk (Ukraine) 28'73"
Women Shu-Ning Tseng (Chinese Taipei) 32'23"
200m Breaststroke
Men Ruslan Lebedev (Russia) 2:29'13"
Women Aksana Petrushenka (Belarus) 2:46'68"
100m Freestyle
Men Volodymyr Natalchuk (Ukraine) 54'05"
Women Ganna Lytvynenko (Ukraine) 58'05"

Medal Statistics after 4th 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 10 6 2
2 Russian 5 5 7
3 Germany 4 6 3
4 Belarus 4 3 4
5 Sweden 2 3 1
6 Ireland 2 1 2
7 United States 1 1 2
8 Chinese Taipei 1 1 0
9 Belgium 1 1 0
10 Great Britain 0 1 4
11 Japan 0 1 2
12 Poland 0 1 1
13 South Africa 0 0 3


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