Morozov Pops 21.7 50 Free at Day 6 Prelims of Russian Trials


Women’s 50 Fly – Prelims (Non-Olympic)

  • Russian Record: Natalia Lovtsova, 26.05 (2015)
  • Russian Selection Standard: N/A

100 fly winner and Olympic qualifier Svetlana Chimrova easily led the women’s 50 fly prelims putting up a time of 26.67 to give her lane 4 in the second semi-final tonight. Her Moscow City teammate Rozaliya Nasretdinova (26.92) was the only other woman to crack 27 seconds.

Top 8 Heading to Semi-finals:

  1. Svetlana Chimrova, Moscow City, 26.67
  2. Rozaliya Nasretdinova, Moscow City, 26.92
  3. Natalia Lovtcova, Novosibirsk Region, 27.05
  4. Kalina Kashinskaya, Sverdlovsk Region, 27.10
  5. Ekaterina Shapanikova, St.Petersburg, 27.13
  6. Anastasia Lyazeva, St.Petersburg, 27.25
  7. Daria Kartashova, St.Petersburg, 27.30
  8. Elizaveta Permiakova, Irkutsk, 27.34

Men’s 50 Free – Prelims

  • Russian Record: Vladimir Morozov, 21.47 (2013)
  • Russian Selection Standard: 22.01

National record holder Vladimir Morozov asserted his dominance in the prelims of the men’s 50 free, throwing down a time of 21.75 for the top seed heading to the semi-finals. That swim moves Morozov into 6th in the world for 2015-16, with still the semi’s and final to come.

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Andrey Grechin put up the second fastest time of 22.14, as he looks to qualify in both the 50 and 100 free, as does Morozov. Surprisingly Evgeny Sedov, who has a best time of 21.84, tied for 17th in 23.17 and won’t move onto the semi-finals.

Top 8 Heading to Semi-finals:

  1. Vladimir Morozov, Volgograd Region, 21.75
  2. Andrey Grechin, Altai Territory, 22.14
  3. Aleksei Brianskii, Irkutsk Region, 22.39
  4. Sergei Fesikov, YANAO-Penza Region, 22.44
  5. Alexander Sukhorukov, St.Petersburg-Komi, 22.59
  6. Oleg Tikhobaev, St.Petersburg-Khabarovsk, 22.68
  7. Alexey Amosov, Krasnoyarsk Territory, 22.71
  8. Ivan Kuzmenko, Volgograd Region, 22.74

Women’s 800 Free – Prelims

  • Russian Record: Yelena Sokolova, 8:23.07 (2008)
  • Russian Selection Time: 8:28.98

Anastasiia Kirpichnikova led the field in the women’s 800 free prelims in 8:49.98, as no one was anywhere near the qualifying standard of 8:28.98. However, we’ll have to wait and see how much some of the swimmers cruised prelims in the final. Arina Openysheva was 2nd in 8:51.91, and 3rd was Valeria Salamatina in 8:53.14. Sub-9:00 was required to make the final.

Top 8 Heading to the Final:

  1. Anastasiia Kirpichnikova, Sverdlovsk Region, 8:49.98
  2. Arina Openysheva, Krasnoyarsk Territory, 8:51.91
  3. Valeria Salamatina, Sverdlovsk Region, 8:53.14
  4. Oksana Logvinova, Moscow Region, 8:54.46
  5. Elizaveta Gorshkova, Moscow City, 8:54.62
  6. Yulia Snoz, St.Petersburg, 8:55.73
  7. Anna Egorova, Kaliningrad Region, 8:56.11
  8. Varvara Simonova, Perm Territory, 8:58.89

Men’s 100 Fly – Prelims

  • Russian Record: Evgeni Korotyshkin, 51.26 (2009)
  • Russian Selection Time: 52.16

Alexander Popkov led a field that featured five sub 53-second swims this morning, leading to a very intriguing battle in the semi-finals and final. Popkov touched in 52.68 for the top seed, followed by Aleksandr Sadovnikov (52.70) and Evgeny Koptelov (52.95).

Top 8 Heading to Semi-finals:

  1. Alexander Popkov, St.Petersburg, 52.68
  2. Aleksandr Sadovnikov, Volgograd Region, 52.70
  3. Evgeny Koptelov, Moscow City, 52.95
  4. Nikolay Skvortsov, Kaluga Region, 52.97
  5. Nikita Konovalov, Volgograd Region, 52.99
  6. Roman Shevliakov, St.Petersburg, 53.07
  7. Alexander Pribytok, St.Petersburg, 53.19
  8. Egor Kuimov, Tatarstan, 53.26

Women’s 200 Back – Prelims

Irina Prikhodko surprisingly nailed down the top seed in the women’s 200 back, finishing in 2:10.27 this morning. Daria Ustinova (2:11.27) and Anastasia Fesikova (2:11.62) qualified 2nd and 3rd overall, and will be the favorites to qualify come the final.

Prikhodko did represent Russia in this event at the 2015 World Championships, but Fesikova (2:04.94) and Ustinova (2:07.29) have been much faster, as Prikhodko’s time this morning was a best time.

Top 8 Heading to Semi-finals:

  1. Irina Prikhodko, Tatarstan, 2:10.27
  2. Daria Ustinova, Sverdlovsk Region, 2:11.27
  3. Anastasia Fesikova, Penza Region-YANAO, 2:11.62
  4. Anastasia Osipenko, Krasnoyarsk Territory, 2:12.98
  5. Kristina Vershinina, KHMAO-Yugra, 2:13.27
  6. Polina Egorova, Bashkortostan, 2:15.60
  7. Alexandra Papusha, Moscow City, 2:15.67
  8. Polina Lapshina, Sverdlovsk Region, 2:16.24

Mixed 4×100 Free Relay – Prelims

  • Moscow City las row mixed 400 free relay prelims in 3:35.27, followed by St.Petersburg (3:36.73) and Novosibirsk Region (3:39.67).


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6 years ago

“Evgeny Sedov, who has a best time of 21.84, tied for 17th in 23.17 and won’t move onto the semi-finals.”

Wow, that is like Clark Smith level disappointment…..

Reply to  G3
6 years ago

Much worse because Sedov had High level experience under his belt if i remember well . Clark Smith still has the whole Trials to get some very solid chances to expand his potential .

6 years ago

Sedov opened a 4x50free mixed relay with 20.59 in 2014, was sub22(LCM) at 18…
Santana is going a bit of backwards…that wonderful 1996 generation is at risk.Watch out, Dressel!

Reply to  DDias
6 years ago

no need to watch out for Dressel – he is afraid of nobody

6 years ago

The final of the 50 in Rio will be absolutely a blast / explosive in many ways – It will probably take 21.4 to medal .

6 years ago

Dressel will be added to that very fast times list end of june .

6 years ago

Let us know when he cracks 21.5

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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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