Svetlana Chimrova Downs Own 200 Fly Russian Record in Barcelona

2018 MARE NOSTRUM TOUR, BARCELONA

Russian butterflier Svetlana Chimrova breezed by the field in the 200 fly at the 2018 Mare Nostrum stop in Barcelona, clocking a new best time and Russian record of 2:07.50.

SPLITS

  • 28.60 / 32.61 / 32.67 / 33.62

Chimrova was out in 1:01, then held strong to finish well ahead of the field in Barcelona. She handed a sizeable defeat to two prominent Hungarian butterfliers, as Liliana Szilagyi settled for silver in 2:09.68 and Zsuzsanna Jakabos wound up third in 2:09.83.

Chimrova, back in April, posted a 2:07.54 at the 2018 Russian National Championships to shave off some time from the previous mark of 2:07.67 from 2017’s Monte Carlo stop of the Mare Nostrum Tour. Now, she’s gone four hundredths faster to leave the mark at 2:07.50 with the 2018 European Championships yet to come.

As she did before, the 22-year-old holds all three butterfly Russian records in long course. She’s been 25.92 in the 50 fly, 57.17 in the 100 fly, and now 2:07.50 in the 200 fly.

2017-2018 LCM WOMEN 200 FLY

AlysGBR
THOMAS
04/09
2.05.45
2Yufei
ZHANG
CHN2.06.1709/01
3Yilin
ZHOU
CHN2.06.2909/01
4Laura
TAYLOR
AUS2.06.8002/28
5Mireia
BELMONTE
ESP2.07.0904/08
6Franziska
HENTKE
GER2.07.2104/20
7Svetlana
CHIMROVA
RUS2:07.5006/14
8Boglarka
KAPAS
HUN2.07.5407/01
9suzuka
HASEGAWA
JPN2.07.7909/16
10Hali
FLICKENGER
USA2.07.8807/07
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Chimrova currently ranks 7th in the world this year with her swim. She also swam a 57.53 in the 100 fly to place 2nd behind Japan’s Rikako Ikee.

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After the movie “Icarus” exposed the systemic blood doping in Russia, all Russian athletes should be tested more frequently. We need to protect the athletes not the politicians.

Philip Johnson

I agree, their whole Olympic team wasn’t banned from the Olympics for no reason..

Sum Ting Wong

There may be arguments elsewhere but the reasoning behind the CAS decision to lift bans on 100s was published recently . It is worth reading & might help us to avoid placing all our eggs on one person . Similar to those expecting Mueller to evict the President of the USA . For example , his showcase indictments of 19 Russians is stalled because they are showing up & contesting & has to stall their gaining access to papers . He never thought they would would ! Nothing is a simple conspiracy & Grigor apparently withdrew key statements . Things tgat were intended to be achieved by these actions eg withdrawal of tge World Cup have not eventuated either .

About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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