Rylov Ties Russian Record in 50 Back; Puts Up #1 200 Back at Russian Champs

2017 RUSSIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • Monday, April 10 – Friday, April 14, 2017
  • Moscow, Russia
  • Live results

On day 4 of the 2017 Russian National Championships, 2 men landed qualifying times for the World Championships in the 200 back. Shortly after hitting a qualifying mark in the 50 back semis, Evgeny Rylov cranked out the fastest 200 back in the world this year, winning with a 1:53.81. He and silver medalist Clement Kolesnikov (1:55.49) were each well under the Russian standard for the World Championships.

Rylov followed that up with a record-setting performance in the 50 back final at the end of the night. He touched in 24.52, tying Vlad Morozov‘s Russian National Record from 2014. Behind him, Grigory Tarasevich tied the Russian qualifying standard for Worlds with a 24.83 for silver.

In addition to Tarasevich and Kolesnikov, the Russians also saw Polina Egorova nab her first World Championships standard. Egorova led the 100 back semifinals, dipping under the 1:00-barrier in 59.95.

Svetlana Chimrova once again lowered the Russian National Record in the 100 fly after hitting a quailfying time for worlds and breaking the record in yesterday’s semifinals. Chimrova dropped another 3 tenths off the mark, lowering it to a 57.17 en route to gold.

Adding to their list of potential events for Worlds were Veronika Popova, Yuliya Efimova, and Anton Chupkov. Popva added the 200 free to her arsenal, dipping under the mark to win the final in 1:57.27. Breaststroke standouts Efimova (1:06.40) and Chupkov (59.86) each met the standard in the 100 breast. Efimova has now qualified for all 3 breaststroke races, and her time makes her the 2nd fastest swimmer in the world this year behind Sweden’s Jennie Johansson (1:06.30).

Day 4 Event Winners:

Day 4 Semifinal Leaders:

SELECTION PROCEDURES

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:

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IMs for days
3 years ago

Early Budapest Winner Predictions: Men 50 free: Dressel 100 free: Adrian 200 free: Sun 400 free: Sun 800 free: Detti 1500 free: Paltrinieri 50 back: Xu 100 back: Xu 200 back: Murphy 50 breast: Peaty 100 breast: Peaty 200 breast: Wantanabe 50 fly: Govorov 100 fly: Schooling 200 fly: Kenderesi 200 IM: Hagino 400 IM: Hagino 4×100 free: USA 4×200 free: USA 4×100 medley: USA Women 50 free: Sjostrom 100 free: Sjostrom 200 free: Ledecky 400 free: Ledecky 800 free: Ledecky 1500 free: Ledecky 50 back: Fu 100 back: Masse 200 back: Hosszu 50 breast: Efimova 100 breast: King 200 breast: Efimova 50 fly: Sjostrom 100 fly: Sjostrom 200 fly: Belmonte 200 IM: Hosszu 400 IM: Hosszu 4×100 free: USA… Read more »

Keep swimming
Reply to  IMs for days
3 years ago

USA to win all the relays? Surely you’re kidding.
And Adrian to win the 100 free – did you not see McEvoy’s 100 free this week at Aussie trials?

IMs for days
Reply to  Keep swimming
3 years ago

On the mens side they are the obvious favorites. For the Women the Australians lose their advantage over the U.S without C1, and the rest are self explainitory. The mens 100 free is a very wide open event, I can see literatly anyone winning, but Adrians seems to have shifted his focus back to the 100 after focusing more on the 50 in 2015 and 2016

Bigly
Reply to  Keep swimming
3 years ago

Yeah, and we saw Adrian go 0.2 sec slower than McEvoy in an old, slow pool at an uninspiring meet. We also saw McEvoy’s 47.0 and then not seeing him on the podium with Adrian at Rio.

Riez
Reply to  IMs for days
3 years ago

Like your list.
I also expect Sjostrom to join the KL&KH club, she is just amazing.
W100BK: My bet is Seebohm with WR.
W200FL: It may be counterintuitive, but Hosszu can surprise us. She needs to keep up with KL, and cannot grab her fourth gold in 100 back, not just because of the massive competition, but the semis would put her 200IM WR at risk.

Aussie crawl
Reply to  IMs for days
3 years ago

Keep dreaming.

16,67
Reply to  IMs for days
3 years ago

Canadian woman gonna win the 4×200 and Australia is gonna win all of the men’s sprint free.

Tony Stark
Reply to  16,67
3 years ago

Canadian women aren’t gonna win 4×200.
They lose both Ruck and MacLean who split 1:56low in Rio.

In fact, I’m betting Canadian women won’t win medal in both free relays.

Alex
3 years ago

Rylov’s 200 back is a new European record

MoreDrama
Reply to  Alex
3 years ago

And Kolesnikov’s time a new World Junior Record. ☺

MoreDrama
3 years ago

Alexandra Sabitova 59.42 in 100 fly and she was born in 2004…wow, that’s impressive!
A new talent?

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