Yulia Efimova frightened the 200m breaststroke world record tonight, earning a mark that would have won gold in Rio.
In the semifinals at the beginning of the session, Morozov blasted a 21.44 to clear the former record of 21.47.
It was the sprinters who came up with the best performances on day 1 of Russian nationals, with Yulia Efimova hitting a new world #1 time in the 50 breast and Oleg Kostin doing the same in the 50 fly.
Russian Vladimir Morozov clocked a swift 21.05 to take the men’s 50m freestyle in St. Petersburg after claiming silver in the event in Windsor in 21.14.
Kromo was at it again at the Salknikov Cup.
Park Tae Hwan broke his own Asian Record and lowered the Championship record en route to gold in the men’s 200 free.
Dylan Carter smashed the Trinidad national 200 free record by almost 2 seconds this morning to take the top seed at SC Worlds.
1500 free Olympic champ Gregorio Paltrinieri has scratched the men’s 400 free on day 1 of the Short Course World Championships.
The heated grudge-match between Lilly King and Yulia Efimova will take place last night.
2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Swimming: August 6-13 Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro…
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Katie Ledecky will swim her first individual event of these games this morning, taking things out in the heats of the 400m freestyle. The world record holder will be looking to enter her first Olympic final in this event.
Live recap of day 1 finals at the Mare Nostrum Circuit – Canet en Roussillon.
Veronika Popova and Viktoriia Andreeva both qualified for the Russian Olympic team on Tuesday night…
Five swimmers swam faster than the Olympic qualifying standards on day three of the Russian Olympic Trials…