Meet Record From Shymanovich Wraps Up Vladimir Salnikov Cup


Earlier Highlights:

  • Andrei Minakov hit a new European Junior Record in the men’s 50m fly, which you can read about here.
  • Anna Chernysheva produced a new Russian Junior Record in the women’s 200m IM, which you can read about here.

Full Recap:

Belarusian breaststroking ace Ilya Shymanovich was in the water again on day 2 of the 2020 Vladimir Salnikov Cup, wreaking havoc on the 100m breaststroke event. After nailing a new championships record in the 50m yesterday, the 26-year-old reaped a winning 1breast effort of 56.04 to mark another meet record.

Splitting 26.16/29.88, Shymanovich took the meet title with ease. This is just days after he took down British Olympic champion Adam Peaty’s World Record, setting the mark now at 55.34 from the just-concluded Russian SC Championships. You can read more about Shymanovich’s swim here.

Arina Surkova was successful in the women’s 100m free, taking the victory in a time of 52.96. As the only swimmer under 53-seconds, Surkova opened in 25.68 and closed in 27.28 to get to the wall nearly half a second ahead of runner-up Daria Trofimova who touched in 53.39. Trofimova is just 15 years of age.

Just days ago Surkova settled for runner-up in this 1free event at the Russian SC Championships, producing a time of 53.21. Tonight’s performance checks-in as the 5th fastest performance of the 22-year-old’s career. She would double up with a victory in the 50m free as well, registering a winning effort of 25.27.

The men’s 200m free final was as close as we expected, with the top 2 finishers separated by only .05. Ivan Girev doubled up on his 100m free victory from last night with this 2free gold, stopping the clock in a time of 1:42.56. That was enough to just get to the wall ahead of Martin Malyutin, the man who tied Duncan Scott for bronze in the long course version of these event at last year’s World Championships.

Malyutin tonight earned silver in 1:42.61, while Daniil Shatalov was well behind the 2-man race in 1:43.91.

16-year-old Evgenia Chikunova nearly matched her 200m breaststroke title-winning time from the Russian SC Championships, posting 2:18.03 here tonight for gold. Just days ago the St. Petersburg swimmer logged 2:18.10. Both outings rest just behind her personal best of 2:17.71 from this month last year.

Additional Winners:

  • The women’s 50m breast saw Nika Godun get it done for gold in 30.15.
  • Aleksandra Kurilkina, just 15 years of age, nailed a winning mark of 57.65 to produce 100m back gold.
  • Mark Nikolaev won the men’s 50m back in 23.30.
  • Ivan Kuzmenko wound up taking the men’s 50m free in a time of 21.31, getting to the wall .20 ahead of Minakov. There was a tie for bronze with Daniil Markov and Artem Selin of Germany both clocking 21.56. For Selin, the 18-year-old’s time here is a big-time personal best after having registered 21.70 in the morning heats. His time falls just .02 shy of Steffen Deibler’s 21.54 age record from 2005.
  • NY Breaker Svetlana Chimrova doubled up on her 100m fly with a victory in the 200m with a mark of 2:06.57.
  • Anna Egorova snagged the 400m free in a time of 4:01.09 to top the podium.

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Former Masters swimmer and coach Loretta (Retta) thrives on a non-stop but productive schedule. Nowadays, that includes having just earned her MBA while working full-time in IT while owning French 75 Boutique while also providing swimming insight for BBC.

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