2017 RUSSIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Monday, April 10 – Friday, April 14, 2017
- Moscow, Russia
- Live results
On day 2 of the 2017 Russian National Championships, backstroke standout Evgeny Rylov stormed to gold in the 100 back. Rylov, a 2016 Rio Olympic medalist, powered to a 53.13 for the win. That makes him the 2nd fastest swimmers in the world this year behind China’s Xu Jiayu (53.04).
Olympic medalist Anton Chupkov battled Ilya Khomenko down the stretch in the 200 breast final. Khomenko held a full second lead through the 150-meter mark, but Chupkov came home like a train, splitting a 32.35 on the last 50 to Khomenko’s 33.48. At the touch, Chupkov took the gold by .06 seconds, winning in 2:08.03 to Khomenko’s 2:08.09. That now makes them the 3rd and 4th fastest swimmers in the world this year respectively.
On the women’s side, backstroker Daria Ustinova put up a 2:07.23 to win the 200 back. With that, she tied Canada’s Kylie Masse as the fastest swimmer in the world this year. Masse hit the mark at the 2017 Canadian Nationals last week.
Day 2 Event Winners:
- Men’s 100 Back- Evgeny Rylov, 53.13
- Women’s 400 Free- Veronika Popova, 4:07.59
- Women’s 200 Fly- Svetlana Chimrova, 2:08.74
- Women’s 100 Free- Rozaliya Nasretdinova, 54.86
- Men’s 200 Breast- Anton Chupkov, 2:08.03
- Women’s 200 Back- Daria Ustinova, 2:07.23
- Men’s 1500 Free- Ilya Druzhinin, 15:03.76
Day 2 Semifinal Leaders:
- Men’s 100 Free- Vlad Morozov, 48.54
- Men’s 200 IM- Alexander Osipenko, 2:01.54
- Men’s 200 Fly- Aleksander Pribytok, 1:57.48
- Women’s 200 Breast- Yuliya Efimova, 2:25.45
Russia will use this meet to select its World Championships team, among several other major meets. From our translation of the selection procedures, it appears Russia will select the top 2 swimmers in each event who hit their qualifying standards. Qualifying standards are at the bottom of the selection procedures document here, in its original Russian.
Qualifying Swimmers for World Champs: