Rosalie Nasretdinova has broken two junior national records at the Championships of Russia thus far, and was also only a tenth off the Russian national record in the semifinal of the 50 free this morning.
Veronika Popova has set two national records of her own, in the 100 free and 200 fly.
The meet, conducted in short course meters, is also a selection meet for Russia’s team at the European Championships in December.
Popova went 52.58 to break a national record and win the 100m freestyle, just ahead of Nasretdinova, who broke the junior record while going 53.30. A day earlier, Popova went 2:06.88 to break a national record in the 200m fly.
Nasretdinova broke the 100m freestyle and 50m butterfly junior records in prelims, then rebroke both in finals.
One more national record has fallen, to Svetlana Chimrova in the 50 fly – she finished just ahead of Nasretdinova, going 25.93 to touch out the junior, who was 26.10.
A whole host of other junior records have fallen. According to Swimming Russia’s website, the list includes the following:
Yevgeny Sedov, 50 m Freestyle 00:21.33
Semen Makovich, 400 m complex 04:06.02
Cyril Prigoda, 100m breaststroke 00:58.66
Daria Kartashov, 100 m complex 01:01.25
Daria Ustinov, 100 m backstroke 00:58.65
Volkodav Ova Polina, 50m breaststroke 00:31.49
Anastasia Guzhenkova, 200m butterfly 02:11.12