With the second day of Russia, Russia won five of the seven gold medals awarded on the day.yesterday at the European Deaf Swimming Championships in ,
Vladislav Vasin won the men’s 50 meter. Igor Zhuravlev came in first in the men’s 100 meter . Vitaly Obotin finished first in the men’s 400 meter . Ekaterina Savchenko won gold in the women’s 200 meter butterfly. Leonid Grishin, Stepan Klimenko, Miron Denisov and Vitaly Obotin came in first in the men’s 4 x 200m freestyle.
Rounding out the day’s first place finishes,Aksana Petrushenka won the women’s 50 meter freestyle, and Maryia Rudzko, Katsiaryna Eramtsova, Aksana Petrushenka and Anastasiya Filipchyk in the women’s 4 x 100 meter medley.
Several records were broken on the day. During a preliminary, Russian Obotin set a new European Deaf Swimming Championships record in the the 400 meter medley event, breaking German Bjorn Koch’s record set at the 2010 , hosted championship. Obotin’s time was 9 seconds slower than his European record holding time of 4:34.49, which he set in , last year. In the final, Obotin broke his European record with a time of 4:33.66. Vasin matched the European Championship Record in the men’s 50 meter freestyle final, with a time of 24.35, equaling George Dontas’s record set at the 2002 championships in , . Russian Ekaterina Savchenko set a European Championship Record in the women’s 200 meter butterfly, with a time of 2:27.90, bettering her own European Championship Record set in , in 2006. The Russian team of Leonid Grishin, Stepan Klimenko, Miron Denisov and Vitaliy Obotin set a European Championship record in the men’s 4 x 200m freestyle, beating the record set at the 2010 Dortmund hosted championship. The Belorussian team of Maryia Rudzko, Katsiaryna Eramtsova, Aksana Petrushenka and Anastasiya Filipchyk set a world record in the women’s 4 x 200m medley, beating the record set by Belarus in 2009 in .
After two full days of swimming, Russia led the competition’s overall medal count with 26 medals, 11 of which were gold. Belarus was second, with 6 total medals, 5 of which were gold. Germany was third, with just one medal, which was gold.
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