2016 RUSSIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS / OLYMPIC TRIALS
- April 16-23rd, 2016
- Moscow, Russia
- Prelims 09:00/Finals 18:00 Local Time
- Prelims 02:00/Finals 11:00 U.S. Eastern Time
- Live results (IN ENGLISH – including event-by-event start lists)
Victoriia Andreeva destroyed the Russian 200 IM record today, posting a 2:09.56 that ranks her second in the world this season.
She was previously ranked 23rd in the world, and with this swim she rocketed past world class IMers, including Ye Shiwen, Mireia Belmonte, Ella Eastin, Maya DiRado, Alicia Coutts, and Siobhan-Marie O’Connor. Now, only world record holder Katinka Hosszu is ahead of her in the rankings, with a 2:07.69 from March.
Andreeva demolished the field in the ‘A’ final at the Russian Olympic Trials, taking down her own previous personal best (2:12.19) by two and a half seconds. The previous Russian national record was a 2:11.73 set by Daria Belyakina in the the suit-era 2009 World Championships.
Andreeva will be competing in her second Olympics, but this will be her first time swimming an individual event. Earlier tonight, she took the second slot in the 200 free for another chance to swim in Rio, swimming the event in 1:57.35.