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:
- Men’s 200 Back- Evgeny Rylov, 1:53.81
- Women’s 200 Free- Veronika Popova, 1:57.27
- Women’s 100 Fly- Svetlana Chimrova, 57.17
- Men’s 800 Free- Aleksandr Krasnykh, 7:54.49
- Women’s 50 Free- Rozaliya Nasretdinova, 25.02
- Men’s 50 Back- Evgeny Rylov, 24.52
Day 4 Semifinal Leaders:
- Women’s 100 Back- Polina Egorova, 59.95
- Men’s 100 Fly- Aleksandr Popkov, 52.23
- Women’s 200 IM- Victoria Andreeva, 2:13.22
- Men’s 200 Free- Aleksandr Krasnykh, 1:47.12
- Women’s 100 Breast- Yuliya Efimova, 1:06.40
- Men’s 100 Breast- Anton Chupkov, 59.86
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:
- Aleksandr Krasnykh, 400 free
- Oleg Kostin, 50 fly
- Yulia Efimova, 50 breast/100 breast/200 breast
- Anton Chupkov, 200 breast
- Ilya Khomenko, 200 breast
- Evgeny Rylov, 50 back/100 back/200 back
- Veronika Popova, 200 free/400 free
- Daria Ustinova, 200 back
- Vlad Morozov, 100 free
- Danila Izotov, 100 free
- Svetlana Chimrova, 100 fly
- Anastasia Zueva, 50 back
- Vsevolod Zanko, 50 breast
- Kirill Prigoda, 50 breast
- Polina Egorova, 100 back
- Grigory Tarasevich, 50 back