Reigning Russian national champion Vladislav Grinev got under the 48-second barrier tonight in Kazan, taking over the top spot in the 100m free rankings.
Australian Cate Campbell leads the women’s FINA World Cup standings by just 3 points over Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu entering Kazan, Russia.
China ran away with the pool swimming team trophy at the 2019 Military World Games, with Chen Jie just one of the nation’s 5 gold medalists tonight.
Wang Shun led a 1-2 Chinese punch in the men’s 200m IM, clocking 1:56.25 with teammate Qin Haiyang also speedy in 1:56.79.
Katinka Hosszu easily defeated the women’s 400m IM field tonight in Budapest, one that included her ex-coach Shane Tusup’s new protege, Ilaria Cusinato.
Maria Kameneva posted a 54.14 100 freestyle on day 1 of the Russian Federal District Zonal meet in Obninsk.
Aleksandr Krasnykh booked his ticket to SC Worlds with a win in the 400 free on day 1 of Russian Nationals.
Russia’s Yuliya Efimova looked at ease in tonight’s 100m breast, clocking a time that was within striking distance of what she produced at this year’s European Championships.
Regan Smith broke the championship record in the women’s 200 back twice on day 3.
Regan Smith will do battle with Taylor Ruck tonight in the women’s 100 back final, as well as on the lead-off of the mixed 400 medley relay.
Junior World Records fell by the wayside on the final night of the European Junior Championships.
Chimrova led the 100 fly semifinals with a 57.4, lowering her own Russian National Record by over 3 tenths.
A trio of national records dropped over five days at the Short Course Russian Championships in Kazan this week.
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.