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Russia grabs 4 of 6 gold medals on fourth day of European Deaf Swimming Championships

The second day of swimming at the European Deaf Swimming Championships Image: Federación Española de Deportes para Sordos.

With the fourth day of swimming concluded yesterday at the European Deaf Swimming Championships inSaranskRussia, 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.

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Russian Miron Denisov won Russia’s first gold yesterday in the men’s 100m freestyle. Ekaterina Savchenko won the country’s second gold medal, with a victory in the women’s 100m butterfly with a European Championship record time of 1:04.90. Martin Fomin picked up Russia’s third gold in the men’s 50m breaststroke, 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 backstroke, 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 medley 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.

Total medals after day four of competition
Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Russia 19 16 12 47
2 Belarus 6 2 4 12
3 Ukraine 2 5 8 15
4 Great Britain 2 3 3 8
5 Poland 1 4 3 8
6 Germany 1 1 1 3
7 Greece 0 0 0 0
7 Latvia 0 0 0 0
7 Netherlands 0 0 0 0
7 Portugal 0 0 0 0
7 Republic of Macedonia 0 0 0 0
7 Spain 0 0 0 0
7 Turkey 0 0 0 0
Laura Hale
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Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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