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Ukraine and Russia Top 2009 Summer Deaflympics Standings

17. September 2009 by Admin 0 Comments

Russia and Ukraine won 1st and 2nd place at this summer's 21st annual Deaflympics in Taipei, Taiwan. The Deaflympics are the biggest event dedicated to deaf athletes in the World. This year, 85 countries with 4,262 athletes and officials participated in the 10-day athletic competition from September 5-15. Athletes competed in 177 different events in 17 sports with 20 disciplines.


Russia dominated the games by winning 29 Gold medales, 41 Silvers and 28 Bronzes (total 98). Ukraine placed second with 20, 22 and 25 respectively (67 total). Both countries dominated the Swimming events.


Russia is also the highest record-breaking country in the 2009 Deaflympics, counting a total of 27 records broken including the Games and Deaf World records. 10 Games and 9 Deaf World Records were broken in swimming events. The Russian swimming team took 4-Gold and 2-Silver in six Relay events and shattered both the Deaf World and Game records in the Men's Relay.