Diana Taszhanova Sets Pair of Kazakhstani Records At Vladimir Salnikov Cup

2022 Vladimir Salnikov Cup

  • December 16-18, 2022
  • St. Petersburg, Russia
  • SCM (25 meters)
  • Results

Kazakhstani swimmer Diana Taszhanova set two National Records at the recently-concluded Vladimir Salnikov Cup in St. Petersburg, Russia, lowering the short course meter marks in the women’s 200 butterfly and 400 freestyle.

Taszhanova swam to a time of 2:14.14 in the 200 fly, breaking the previous mark of 2:15.66 set by Elmira Aigaliyeva in 2013.

In the 400 free, Taszhanova’s 4:15.59 showing broke the old Kazakhstani record of 4:17.50 set by Diana Zlobina in 2017.

Both of Taszhanova’s record swims came in the prelims, as she ultimately went on to place fifth in the 200 fly final (2:15.87) and seventh in the 400 free final (4:18.18).

Russia’s Anna Egorova won the 400 free (4:01.84) and fellow Russian Anastasiia Markova claimed the 200 fly (2:06.84).


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The Vladimir Salnikov Cup also saw a pair of Russian Records fall at the hands of Maria Kameneva, who clocked 23.34 in the women’s 50 free and 55.83 in the women’s 100 back.

Taszanhova represented Kazakhstan at the 2022 World Aquatics Championships in open water, placing 33rd in the women’s 5km and 36th in the 10km event.

The 18-year-old also won gold in the women’s 200 free (2:04.70), 400 free (4:27.20), 1500 free (17:31.08) and 200 fly (2:16.50) at the 2022 Kazahstan Open Championships (LCM) in March.

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About James Sutherland

James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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