With the fourth day of swimming concluded yesterday at the European Deaf Swimming Championships inRussia, the host nation took home four of the six gold medals awarded on the day. Ukrainian and British swimmers won the remaining two golds. The four golds bring the country’s total to 19 total out of a possible 31 for the competition, 13 more than their closest competitor Belarus who have six.,
Russian Miron Denisov won Russia’s first gold yesterday in the men’s 100m. Ekaterina Savchenko won the country’s second gold medal, with a victory in the women’s 100m with a European Championship record time of 1:04.90. Martin Fomin picked up Russia’s third gold in the men’s 50m , in a race that also saw Russia sweep the podium. Russia’s final gold won yesterday was in the women’s 4 x 200m freestyle relay, swum in a European Championship record time of 8:57.98. Relay team members were Maria Kalinina, Ekaterina Savchenko, Viktoriia Terenteva and Eleonora Brykanova.
Great Britain‘s Danielle Joyce won the country’s only gold in the women’s 50m , with a European Championship Record time of 31.53. Her time was two tenths of a second faster than second place finisher, Russian Eleonora Brykanova. Ukraine‘s Anna Tovsta won her team’s only gold medal yesterday in the women’s 400m in a European Championship record time of 5:10.27, a little over nine seconds faster than second place finisher Joyce.
The competition is scheduled to wrap up today.
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