2021 RUSSIAN NATIONAL SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- April 3-9, 2021
- Palace of Water Sports, Kazan, Russia
- Prelims: 9:00 am local/2:00 am Eastern, Finals: 6:00 pm local/11:00 am Eastern
- LCM (50m)
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- Meet Central
- Start Lists/Results
- Live Stream (YouTube channel)
After seven new swimmers qualified for the Russian Olympic team on Monday, Tuesday’s action only yielded one new name to the roster: Alexander Kudashev.
After a fourth-place finish at the 2016 Trials, where he finished three seconds off his best time in the final, Kudashev won the men’s 200 butterfly tonight in a time of 1:55.48, lowering his previous best of 1:55.63 and getting well under the FINA ‘A’ standard of 1:56.48.
Kudashev set that previous best time at the 2019 World University Games, where he won gold, and has also represented Russia at the 2015 LC World Championships, but this is his first Olympic berth.
The only other Olympic-qualifying swim in a final on Day 4 came from Anastasia Kirpichnikova in the women’s 1500 freestyle, as the 20-year-old won by nearly 40 seconds in 15:58.98. Kirpichnikova set the National Record of 15:53.18 in December, becoming the first Russian sub-16:00.
This adds a second event to her Olympic lineup after she qualified in the 400 free on Day 2.
Both the women’s 200 free and 200 IM finals saw the winners fall shy of the FINA ‘A’ cut, though its possible someone like Veronika Andrusenko, who won that 200 free, could be added to the team later for relay purposes.
The Russian Olympic roster now stands at 18 swimmers with three days of competition remaining.
RUSSIAN OLYMPIC ROSTER (THRU DAY 4)
|Ilya Borodin||400 IM||Arina Surkova||100 butterfly|
|Maxim Stupin||400 IM||Svetlana Chimrova||100 butterfly|
|Martin Malyutin||200/400 freestyle||Anna Egorova||400 freestyle|
|Alexander Egorov||400 freestyle||Anastasia Kirpichnikova||400/1500 freestyle|
|Kirill Prigoda||100 breaststroke||Maria Kameneva||100 backstroke|
|Anton Chupkov||100 breaststroke||Anastasia Fesikova||100 backstroke|
|Ivan Girev||200 freestyle||Evgeniia Chikunova||100 breaststroke|
|Evgeny Rylov||100 backstroke||Yuliya Efimova||100 breaststroke|
|Kliment Kolesnikov||100 backstroke|
|Alexander Kudashev||200 butterfly|