Kirpichnikova Lowers Own 800 Free Russian Record

2021 LEN EUROPEAN AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

We saw the first national record go down on night 2 of the 2021 European Championships, courtesy of 20-year-old Anastasia Kirpichnikova of Russia.

Competing in tonight’s women’s 800m freestyle event, Kirpichnikova clocked a time of 8:21.86, slicing just under half a second off of her own previous Russian standard of 8:22.65. She produced that previous time last December while racing in France.

Tonight, her new lifetime best of 8:21.86 snagged the silver medal behind winner and 2018 European Champion Simona Quadarella of Italy. Quadarella repeated gold here in Budapest in a time of 8:20.23, while Russian teammate Anna Egorova rounded out the top 3 in 8:26.56.

A split comparison between Kirpichnikova’s previous swim and tonight’s effort reveal how the Russian bided her time a little bit more on the front end, with her former record’s halfway split checking in at 4:09.75 to tonight’s 4:10.38.

Quadarella enters the season’s world rankings now as the 3rd fastest swimmer in the world while Kirpichnivkoa is right behind as the 4th quickest this season.

2020-2021 LCM Women 800 Free

KatieUSA
Ledecky
07/31
8:12.57
2Ariarne
Titmus
AUS8:13.8307/31
3Katie
Grimes
USA8:17.0507/29
4Simona
Quadarella
ITA8:17.3207/29
5Sarah
Koehler
GER8:17.3307/29
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Yozhik
6 months ago

We will definitely see this girl in Olympic final.
We can anticipate an exciting race between Quadarella and Kirpichnikova at 1500. Quadarella has almost 20sec advantage in personal best and Kirpichnikova just broke 16 min at Trials. But it was also a national record and she improves with each race this season.
Can be an interesting competition to be a European champion. Quadarella isn’t in her 15:40 form now but Kirpichnikova is on the move.

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