“The real worry is for those who are sick or who by the end of this outbreak will lose their jobs and will not know how to feed their family,” wrote Dotto.
Minakov returned to Instagram on Wednesday to “humbly apologize,” saying that his Tuesday post was an “emotional first reaction.”
Minakov expressed his disappointment, writing that “if the country denies taking a part in the Olympics, it’s their problem.”
The Russian Swimming Federation will host a training camp for Olympic-hopefuls from April 3-15, during which the meet would have originally taken place.
La Russia rimane una delle epoche nazioni ad avere ancora in programma i Campionati Nazionali di qualificazione olimpica. Ora si discute il rinvio
Following a new recommendation from the Russian Sports Ministry, the previously spectator-less Russian Swimming Championships may be postponed.
The Russian Swimming Championships, which represents the primary qualification meet for the nation’s athletes for the Olympics will proceed but with a change.
Stanford sprinter Alberto Mestre will not be competing for the Cardinal for the rest of the season as he focuses on the upcoming Olympic games.
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Dutch sprinting ace Ranomi Kromowidjojo is entered in both relays for the Beijing stop of the 2020 FINA Champions Swim Series.
After a narrow victory over Sun Yang on Day 1 in the 200 free, Lithuanian Danas Rapsys will rematch the crowd favorite on Day 2 in Shenzhen in the 400.
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Minakov swam in his first Worlds and Junior Worlds, breaking a Russian Record in the 100 fly at Worlds and earning multiple medals at both meets.
Andrei Minakov won medals at the European Junior Championships, World Championships, and World Junior Championships as he drug his taper out for over a month.
German national age record holder Artem Selin threw down the fastest 50m free time of his career in 21.25 to beat the big dogs in Russia.