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Sjostrom Doubles on Day 1 of Salnikov; Hosszu Absent

World Champion Sarah Sjostrom was the lone female double winner on the first day of the 2013 Salnikov Cup in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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Russia Breaks Official World Record; True European Record in 200 Mixed Free Relay

Russia’s Vlad Morozov (above), Sergey Fesikov, Rozaliya Nasretdinova, and Veronika Popova have combined to break the official World Record in the 200 SCM mixed free relay, and are only a couple-of-tenths away from the all-time best.

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Two more national records, host of junior records fall at Russian Championships

Two more Russian national records fell in the final few days of swimming in Kazan. Oleg Kostin got in on…

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Nasretdinova, Popova making assaults on national record book at Russian Championships

Rosalie Nasretdinova has broken two junior national records at the Championships of Russia thus far, and was also only a…

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Hungary’s Big Three Choose Salnikov Cup Over Duel In The Pool

Hungary’s top three swimming stars, Katinka Hosszu, Daniel Gyurta and Laszlo Cseh, have made the decision to bypass the Duel…

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6 WUGS Records Fall in 8 Races on Final Night of Universiade

Wisconsin’s Michael Weiss was one of 6 record-breakers on the final night of the 2013 World University Games pool swimming competition. (File Photo: TIm Binning, theswimpictures)

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Izotov Posts a World’s Best of 1:44.87 Leading off the Russian Relay

Another night of great racing at the World University Games in Kazan, Russia concluded with the most impressive swim of the competition so far… (Photo Credit: Tim BInning, theswimpictures)

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Morozov wins the 100 freestyle at WUG in a time of 47.62

Russian Vlad Morozov won the 100 freestyle at the World University Games in a stunning 47.62, the second fastest time in the world this year nine one-hundredths of a second behind James Magnussen

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Sean Ryan Wins 1500 freestyle, Breaks 15 min Barrier at WUG

Sean Ryan of the United States has been biding his time through Open Water Nationals and the World Championship Trials, but unleashed at the World University Games. (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)

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Herasimenia wins 50 Butterfly in WUG Record Time of 25.84

Aliaksandra Herasimenia took the women’s 50 butterfly in a World University Games record time of 25.84. The pervious games record of 25.97 was held by her fellow country woman Svetlana Khokhlova. (Photo credit: Janna Schulz)

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Russians Burn Up Pool Again on Morning 2 at World University Games

The Russians took the top seed in three of the five prelims events on Thursday in Kazan. (Stock Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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Russians win three of four events in Kazan at Universiade

Yana Martynova (picture courtesy of U of E Swim Team)

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Grechin Goes 48.0 in 100 Free in first WUGs Session

The Canadians, Russians, an Americans all got off to a hot start, and Russia may have gotten a boost for a Worlds gold in the 400 free relay. (Stock Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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5 Headlines to Watch at the World University Games

Three of the world’s top 9 200 breaststrokers on the women’s side will swim at the World University Games this week.. (Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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Hardcore Swim of the Week: A New Star is Born in Russia

The HardCore Swim of the week goes to Russia’s Svetlana Chimrova for her Naitonal Record setting 100 meter fly swim…

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