Six Deaf World Records Fall at World Deaf Swimming Championships

TAIPEI, August 16. THE world's top deaf swimmers traveled from across the globe to Taipei to compete at the 2007 World Deaf Swimming Championships this week. In the end, six more events witnessed lowered world standards.

Ukraine's Ganna Lytvynenko started the global-standard rush with a time of 27.06 in the women's 50 free. Later in the meet, Lytvynenko improved the women's 100 free standard to 58.05.

Belarus' Natalia Deeva then downed the women's 50 breast standard twice with times of 34.97 in prelims and 34.91 in finals. She also helped the Belarus contingent of Maryia Rudzko, Katsiaryna Yeramtsova and Aksana Petrushenka to the women's 800 medley relay world record with a time of 4:38.00 as the second leg for a Phelpsian world-record single-day triple.

The following day, hometown swimmer Tseng Shu-Ning of Taipei nipped Sweden's Anna Polivanchuck, 32.23 to 32.24, to emerge with the world record in the women's 50 back as both eclipsed the previous standard.

The Russian quartet of Veronika Gus'kova, Luiza Marushkina, Olga Lomova and Olga Fedorova completed the world-record run with a time of 4:04.72 in the women's 400 free relay.