Russia Names 32 Swimmers to 2012 Olympic Team

As their Junior squad was preparing to dominate in Belgium, the Russian federation has announced a 32-swimmer roster that will be among the biggest in the world coming to London.

There were a few swimmers who were up-in-the-air coming into this formal announcement, but the Russian Federation decided to take Ekaterina Andreeva in the women’s 200 IM, Yegor Degtyarev in the women’ s 800 free, and Irina Bespalova as an individual 100 butterfly entry in addition to her medley relay swim. The Russians have also added Maria Gromova as a prelims swimmer for the women’s 400 free relay, though with how well Mariya Baklakova is swimming this week at the European Juniors, she may lose that spot altogether (or be joined by another prelims-only swimmer).

The most notable entry on this roster, perhaps, is the addition of Artem Lubuzov to the men’s 200 free. He replaces Evgeny Lagunov, who scratched his only individual event to focus on the 400 and 800 free relays.

1. Anton Anchin – 200 m backstroke
2. Arkady Vyatchanin – 100m back, 200m back, 4×100 m Medley Relay
3. Greczyn Andrew – 50m Freestyle, 4×100 m Free Relay
4. Yegor Degtyarev – 400 m Freestyle
5. Danila Izotov – 100 m, 200 m Freestyle, 4×100 m Freestyle Relay, 4×200 m Freestyle Relay, 4×100 m Medley Relay
6. Evgeny Korotyshkin – 100 m Fly, 4×100 m Medley Relay.
7. Evgeny Lagunov – 4×100 m Freestyle (Prelims), 4×200 m Freestyle
8. Nikita Lobintsov – 100 m Freestyle, 4×100 m Freestyle, 4×200 m Freestyle
9. Artem Lobuzov – 4×200 m Freestyle, 200 m Freestyle
10. Vladimir Morozov – 100 m back, 4×100 m Freestyle, 4×100 m Medley Relay (Prelims)
11. Mikhail Polishchuk – 4×200 m Freestyle (Prelims)
12. Sinkevich Vyacheslav – 200 m breaststroke, 4×100 m Medley Relay (Prelims)
13. Nikolay Skvortsov – 100 m Fly, 200 m Fly
14. Roman Sludnykh – 100 m breaststroke, 4×100 m Medley Relay
15. Alexander Sukhorukov – 4×200 m Freestyle Relay (Prelims)
16. Tikhonov, Alexander – 200 m, 400 m IM
17. Fesikov Sergey – 50 m Freestyle, 4×100 m Freestyle Relay (Prelims)
18. Andreev Victoria – 4×100 m Freestyle
19. Ekaterina Andreeva – 200 m IM
20. Baklakova Mary – 4×200 m Freestyle
21. Belyakina Daria – 4×200 m Freestyle
22. Bespalov Irina – 4×100 m Medley Relay, 100 m Fly
23. Maria Gromova – 4×100 m Medley Relay (Prelims)
24. Daria Deeva – 100m Breaststroke
25. Yuliya Efimova – 100 m, 200 m breaststroke, 4×100 m Medley Relay
26. Anastasia Zueva – 100 m, 200 m backstroke, 4×100 m Medley Relay
27. Lovtsova Natalia – 4×100 m Freestyle
28. Yana Martynova – 400 m IM
29. Margarita Nesterova – 4×100 m Freestyle
30. Veronika Popova – 100 m, 200 m Freestyle, 4×100 m Freestyle Relay, 4×200 m Freestyle Relay, 4×100 m Medley Relay
31. Elena Sokolova – 4×200 m Freestyle Relay, 400 m, 800 m Freestyle
32. Anastasia Chaun – 200m Breaststroke

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bobo gigi

Vlad Morozov wanted to swim for USA. Is it still current? It would be a major force for the american 4X100 free relay in the future. But imagine the world championships in Russia in 2015! It would be a new cold war! It’s an interesting story to follow.

aswimfan

I think Morozov will stay as a Russian if the Russians finish ahead of the americans in the 4×100 free.

bobo gigi

It would be a curious reason to become or not american. If he wants to swim for USA it’s not a result which must change that.

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