American Carli Cronk Wins Women’s 1500 & 200 Free Gold on Day 3 of Deaflympics


  • May 2-9, 2022
  • Recreio da Juventude, Caxias du Sol, BRA
  • LCM (50m)
  • Results


The 3rd day of swimming at the 2022 Deaflympics featured the women’s 1500 free, men’s 400 IM, women’s 200 breast, men’s 100 free, women’s 200 free, and men’s 4×100 medley relay.

American Carli Cronk was on fire on day 3, winning 2 Gold medals. Cronk first swam the women’s 1500 free, where she posted a 17:33.90 to dominate the field. Cronk finished 47.34 seconds ahead of runner-up Julia Dragan out of Poland. She also negative split the race, swimming an 8:49.95 on the first 750m of the race, then coming home in 8:43.90 on the back half.

Cronk was then back in action towards the end of the session, swimming the women’s 200 free. She would clock a 2:06.38 to win that event handily as well, touching a the only swimmer in the field under 2:10. Latvia’s Zane Embrekte took the race out faster than Cronk, flipping in 1:01.01 at the 100m turn to Cronk’s 1:01.05. Embrekte was unable to hold the pace, however, and ended up finishing 2nd in 2:10.63.

Ukraine’s Illia Sultanov grabbed Gold in the men’s 100 free, touching in 52.46. He narrowly beat the USA’s Matthew Klotz, who finished in 52.51, and Brazil’s Guilherme Kabbach, who swam a 52.73. Sultanov established his lead on the first 50 of the race, splitting 24.87, which was 0.32 seconds faster than anyone else in the field.

Japan grabbed their 3rd Gold medal of the meet with Ryutaro Ibara claiming victory in the men’s 400 IM. Ibara roared to a 4:35.46, 9 seconds ahead of anyone else in the field. Ibara was strongest on the breaststroke leg, where he split 1:18.58.

Poland’s Julia Chmielewski earned Gold in the women’s 200 breast, swimming a 2:42.85. Chmielewski opened up a lead from the very beginning, splitting 36.35 on the first 50 of the race, well over a second faster than everyone else in the field.

The session concluded with the men’s 4×100 medley relay, where the Ukrainian team blew away the field with a 3:54.47, touching as the only team under 4:00. Vladyslav Kremliakov, who won the men’s 200 back earlier in the meet, led the Ukrainian team off in 58.42, then Oleksii Kolomiets split 1:03.83 on breaststroke. Rostyslav Yakubovskyi swam a 58.85 on fly, and Illia Sultanov anchored in 53.37. Japan grabbed the Silver medal (4:00.82) and the USA earned Bronze with a 4:03.73.

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2 years ago

if I’m not mistaken, Carli has 6 golds in 6 events through Day 4.

200 IM (Day 1)
400 Free Relay (Day 2)
1500 Free (Day 3)
200 Free (Day 3)
200 Fly (Day 4)
800 Free Realy (Day 4)

Awesome swimming Carli!