2009 Sportswoman of the Year

Aksana PETRUSHENKA

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Flag: Belarus Belarus (BLR)

Swimming

Aksana's accomplishments included four Gold, one silver, and one bronze medal, in swimming at the recent Summer Deaflympics in Taipei. Her results had also brought her five Games and World records and those three world records have finally been broken after being kept in the record books for over twenty years by one of our most accomplished and well known swimmer, Cindy-Lu FITZPATRICK from Australia. Aksana's accomplishments include:

  • 50m Breaststroke World record 33.27
  • 100m Breaststroke Gold Medal and World record 1:13.49 (this record has been in the record books since 1989)
  • 200m Breaststroke Gold Medal and World record 2:39.61 (this record has been in the record books since 1985)
  • 200m Individual Medley Gold Medal and World record 2:23.86 (this record has been in the record books since 1985)
  • 4x100m Medley Relay Gold Medal and World record 4:26.89
  • 50m Freestyle Silver Medal 27.14
  • 4x100m Freestyle Bronze Medal 4:03.26

Other top finishers in this ranking order:

AthleteCountrySport
VERNON MelindaFlag: Australia Australia (AUS)Athletics
GIRAT RIVERO SuslaidyFlag: Cuba Cuba (CUB)Athletics
ODDONE BarbaraFlag: Italy Italy (ITA)Tennis
RAAD TrudeFlag: Norway Norway (NOR)Athletics
POLIVANCHUK AnnaFlag: Sweden Sweden (SWE)Swimming
CHANG Yao-ChienFlag: Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei (TPE)Bowling
BARAMOVA GerganaFlag: Bulgaria Bulgaria (BUL)Badminton
YAKUBOVSKAYA OlgaFlag: Russian Federation Russian Federation (RUS)Athletics
ANDERS ReaganFlag: United States United States (USA)Football

Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year