Prior to setting a new world record in the 50 back, Kliment Kolesnikov also blasted a 20.88 50 free leading off Moscow City’s 200 free relay.
Russian Nika Godun got it done for gold in the women’s 100m breaststroke tonight in St. Petersburg, becoming her nation’s #2 performer in history.
Evgeny Rylov and Kliment Kolesnikov will highlight the roster while Efimova, Chupkov, Prigoda, and Minakov sit this one out.
The Toronto Titans currently lead over the Cali Condors by nine points while Iron has a 13-point advantage over the NY Breakers for third.
The Cali Condors will have to get through the regular season with only partial participation from their biggest stars, including Caeleb Dressel.
Anna Egorova (pictured) will look to add a second event to her Olympic program in the women’s 200 freestyle on Day 4 in Kazan.
Evgeny Rylov will look to make the Russian Olympic team on Monday in the men’s 100 backstroke, where he’ll battle head-to-head with Kliment Kolesnikov.
Anastasia Sorokina (center) broke the Russian Junior Record in the women’s 200 IM semi-finals in a time of 2:12.90.
Arina Surkova followed up her 100 butterfly victory by claiming the top spot int he women’s 50 fly prelims on Day 3 of the Russian Olympic Trials.
Trials Russi: dopo il primo giorno di gare la Russia ha già quattro atleti qualificati per le prossime Olimpiadi di Tokyo. Vediamo chi sono
Maxim Stupin (center) was one of four Russian men to qualify for their first Olympic team on the opening day of the country’s Olympic Trials in Kazan.
Aleksandr Krasnykh, who was ninth in the 400 free at the 2019 Worlds, will vie for a second consecutive Olympic berth in the event on Day 1 of Russian Trials.
Kolesnikov set the world record in the men’s 50 backstroke at the 2018 European Championships in a time of 24.00.
14-year-old phenom Evgenia Chikunova leads the women’s roster, while Andrei Chulkov and distance standout Ivan Morgun lead on the men’s team.
Andrei Minakov (above) is one of 3 Russian swimmers scheduled for double duty at the 2019 European Junior and FINA World Championships this summer.