2009 Sportswoman of the Year

Aksana PETRUSHENKA

Photo: Aksana PETRUSHENKA

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 Melinda flag: Australia AUSAthletics
GIRAT RIVERO Suslaidy flag: Cuba CUBAthletics
ODDONE Barbara flag: Italy ITATennis
RAAD Trude flag: Norway NORAthletics
POLIVANCHUK Anna flag: Sweden SWESwimming
CHANG Yao-Chien flag: Chinese Taipei TPEBowling
BARAMOVA Gergana flag: Bulgaria BULBadminton
YAKUBOVSKAYA Olga (Shmigelskaya)flag: Russian Federation RUSAthletics
ANDERS Reagan flag: United States USAFootball