Men’s 200 breaststroke world champion and world record holder Anton Chupkov will race the final of his best event on Day 5 of the 2021 Russian Olympic Trials.
After scratching races due to being ill, Katie Ledecky will join the stars and stripes for the 4×200 free relay final.
Anton Chupkov will return in 2019 to defend his World Championship in the 200 meter breaststroke.
That marks Russia’s 6th National Relay Record at the 2018 Short Course World Swimming Championships. (Above: relay anchor Veronika Andrusenko).
Cameron van der Burgh highlights the men’s 50 breast at day 5 prelims in Hangzhou.
Lia Neal (above) will lead off the American women’s 400 free relay in prelims, but Mallory Comerford will be saved for finals.
Daria Ustinova threw down a Worlds qualifying 2:02.25 in the women’s 200 back in Kazan.
Andrey Shabasov put up a World Championship qualifying time in the 100 back on day 2 of SC Russian Nationals in Kazan.
The Americans have added double IM medalist Maya Dirado to their lineup for the women’s 4×200 free relay tonight.
The seven swimmers banned from the Russian Olympic team could have a profound effect on the teams medal count.
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.
Danila Izotov will compete in the men’s 200 free semi-finals at day 2 finals in Russia.
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