2021 RUSSIAN NATIONAL SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- April 3-9, 2021
- Palace of Water Sports, Kazan, Russia
- Prelims: 9:00 am local/2:00 am Eastern, Finals: 6:00 pm local/11:00 am Eastern
- LCM (50m)
- Russian Olympic Qualification Procedures
- Meet Central
- Start Lists/Results
- Live Stream (YouTube channel)
The Russian Olympic roster grew from 10 to 17 swimmers on the third day of the national Trials in Kazan, with veterans and newcomers alike booking their tickets to Tokyo.
Rylov, who placed sixth in the 100 back in Rio and won bronze in the 200, claimed the 100 back tonight in a blistering time of 52.12, launching him into #1 in the world this season as he makes his second Olympic team. The swim is also the 10th-fastest of all-time.
Joining Rylov in the event for Tokyo will be first-time Olympian Kliment Kolesnikov, who clocked 52.24 to move into a tie as the ninth-fastest swimmer of all-time.
Efimova earns a spot on her fourth Olympic team, having made her debut in 2008, after taking second to 16-year-old Evgeniia Chikunova in the women’s 100 breast.
Chikuna won the event in 1:06.06 — lowering Efimova’s national junior record of 1:06.08 set in Beiijing — with Efimova the runner-up in 1:06.22. Efimova is a three-time Olympic medalist, including a silver in 2016 in the 100 breast, while Chikunova makes her first Olympic team.
In the men’s 200 freestyle it was Martin Malyutin, who qualified for the team on Saturday in the 400 free, winning in 1:45.18 to add a second individual event at the Games. Taking second was 20-year-old Ivan Girev, qualifying for his first Olympic team in a competitive field that saw four men go sub-1:46.
In regards to relay qualification, specific relay-only swimmers may be added to the Olympic team after the meet, but only the individual qualifiers automatically get added to the roster for now.
RUSSIAN OLYMPIC ROSTER (THRU DAY 3)
|Ilya Borodin||400 IM||Arina Surkova||100 butterfly|
|Maxim Stupin||400 IM||Svetlana Chimrova||100 butterfly|
|Martin Malyutin||200/400 freestyle||Anna Egorova||400 freestyle|
|Alexander Egorov||400 freestyle||Anastasia Kirpichnikova||400 freestyle|
|Kirill Prigoda||100 breaststroke||Maria Kameneva||100 backstroke|
|Anton Chupkov||100 breaststroke||Anastasia Fesikova||100 backstroke|
|Ivan Girev||200 freestyle||Evgeniia Chikunova||100 breaststroke|
|Evgeny Rylov||100 backstroke||Yuliya Efimova||100 breaststroke|
|Kliment Kolesnikov||100 backstroke|