The University of Louisville men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams open their home slate at the Ralph Wright Natatorium this weekend with a dual meet against the University of Michigan.
While she typically swims the freestyle leg, Comerford took over the fly leg of the 400 medley relay this time, posting a 50.73 to give the Cardinals a huge lead.
Openysheva swam at the 2016 Rio Olympics for Russia, where she finished 18th in the 200 free prelims and anchored Russia’s 800 free relay to a 7th place finish.
Japan and the USA remain tied in the race for most golds. Ali Deloof tied for gold in the 50 back to give the Americans a gold, but Japan won gold in tonight’s 4×200 free relay, so they’re now tied with 7 golds each.
Ali Deloof will compete for gold in tonight’s 50 back final.
It’s day 4 of the Summer Universiade (also known as the World University Games) in Taipei, and tonight’s finals session schedule is loaded with big events, including the 200 IM led by Japan’s Yui Ohashi.
A couple of juniors took the Olympic stage by a storm, including Australia’s 100 free gold medalist Kyle Chalmers, and Canada’s 100 free gold medalist Penny Oleksiak, who won 4 medals in her first Olympic Games.
While swimmers like Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte continue to add to their Olympic medal career totals, the Rio Olympic Games serve as a first chance for many young swimmers to represent their respective nations on the Olympic stage.
The names are out for the Russian Olympic team. 34 swimmers are officially going to Rio, 4 have another chance at Euros, and, if her suspension falls through, Efimova will jump onto the roster automatically.
Vladimir Morozov qualified for the Olympics tonight in the 50 free, clocking 22.01 in the final.
There Olympic spots in the women’s 200 freestyle and 200 IM as well as the men’s 200 butterfly up for grabs on the fourth night of the Russian Olympic Trials…
Danila Izotov will compete in the men’s 200 free semi-finals at day 2 finals in Russia.
Anastasia Kirpichnikova has received a the title of “Master of Sports of Russia, International Class”
Svetlana Chimrova posted a time of 56.87 in the 100 butterfly breaking her own national record of 57.03…