2021 RUSSIAN SHORT COURSE CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Tuesday, November 16th – Sunday, November 21st
- St. Petersburg, Russia
- SCM (25m)
- Qualifying competition for World Short Course Championships
- SwimSwam Preview
- Day 1 Recap/Day 2 Recap/Day 3 Recap/Day 4 Recap
The 2021 Russian Short Course Championships wrapped up today in St. Petersburg with one additional qualification time being met for next month’s Short Course World Championships.
Multi-Olympic medalist Yuliya Efimova got it done for gold tonight in the women’s2 00m breaststroke, producing a time of 2:18.06. Splitting 1:06.89/1:11.17, 29-year-old Efimova handily defeated the field, with the next closest swimmer represented by Vitalina Simonova who touched well over a second later in 2:19.77.
Efimova, who owns the national record in this event with the 2:15.62 she put up in 2016, dipped under the Russian qualification standard of 2:19.68 needed for the aforementioned Short Course World Championships in Abu Dhabi.
Sergey Fesikov nailed the only sub-47 second time of the field in the men’s 100m freestyle, following up his 100m IM victory from yesterday with a time of 46.95 in this sprint tonight.
In the men’s 200m back, Dmitry Savenko out-touched Egor Dolomanov, with the former posting a winning effort of 1:51.61 to the latter’s 1:51.85.
Svetlana Chimrova came within striking distance of her national record in the women’s 100m fly, taking gold in 56.74. She owns Russia’s standard in the 56.39 she logged 4 years ago.