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
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Four male swimmers put their name on Russia’s 2021 Olympic team on the opening day of their national trials in Kazan, with all four being first-time Olympians.
Borodin, the 2019 World Junior Championship silver medalist in the event, now ranks second in the world this season.
Placing second in the event was 20-year-old Maxim Stupin, who took a second off his best time in 4:14.20 to easily clear the FINA ‘A’ cut of 4:15.84 and earn his first Olympic berth.
The next Olympic qualifying event came in the men’s 400 free, where Martin Malyutin produced a massive negative-split to run down Alexander Egorov and win the event in 3:45.92, with Egorov the runner-up in 3:46.17. Both set new best times to get well under the ‘A’ cut of 3:46.78.
Aleksandr Krasnykh, a 2016 Olympic finalist in the 200 free who also raced the 400 in Rio, ended up placing fifth in 3:50.79.
The only other event where Olympic qualification was on the line tonight was in the women’s 400 IM. And while 16-year-old Anastasia Sorokina was well off the ‘A’ standard of 4:38.53, her time of 4:43.44 did break a longstanding national youth record from 1984.
RUSSIAN OLYMPIC TEAM (THRU DAY 1)
|Ilya Borodin||400 IM|
|Maxim Stupin||400 IM|
|Martin Malyutin||400 freestyle|
|Alexander Egorov||400 freestyle|