Vlad Morozov and the Russian men have broken yet another relay World Record to finish off the 2013 European Short Course Championships.
In what could be termed a mild upset, American Kylie Stewart of the Dynamo Swim club won the girls’ 200 backstroke in 2:09.74, which is a new Championship Record. That broke the 2:10.43 that Ukrainian Daryna Zevina swam to win at the 2011 edition of this meet. (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)
Lithuania’s Ruta Meilutyte will go for her first major international non-breaststroke medal tonight in the girls’ 100 free final. (File Photo: Victor Puig/victorpuig.com)
Ruta Meilutyte, defending World Champion, cruised to an easy second seed in the women’s 100 breaststroke this morning. (Photo Credit Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)
American Ella Eastin enters the first finals session as the top seed in the girls’ 400 IM. (File Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
Lithuania’s Ruta Meilutyte was nowhere near her World Record in the 50 breaststroke, but she did take the top seed. (File Photo: Victor Puig/victorpuig.com)
The Russians dominated the European Junior Championships, and largely the same roster heads to Dubai to take on the world. (Stock Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
Before the events began Australian Cate Campbell was asked if this race felt like revenge after missing the 2012 individual event at the Olympics due to illness, she corrected the interviewer, not revenge, motivation…. (Photo Credit Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)
Future Cal teammates Elizabeth Pelton and Missy Franklin will look to repeat their finish from U.S. World Championship Trials.
The Russians looked strong again on day 4 of the 2013 European Junior Championships. (Stock Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
The UK team got in on the gold-medal fun in a big way on Friday, taking two victories and five medals overall in Poznan. (Stock Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
The Russians are on fire, winning 5 gold medals in 8 events on Thursday in Poznan, Poland. It could have been 6th, though, were it not for a monumental DQ. (Stock Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
Hungary has a great tradition in the 400 IM, and Adel Farkas is picking up that torch with a 7-second time drop in Poznan. (Stock Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
Arkady Vyatchanin went toe-to-toe in the men’s 100 backstroke final, and a young women’s backstroker put up an amazing time in the 200. (Stock Photo: Tim binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
A 4th Russian woman has been punished over positive tests for a banned stimulant, according to the Russian anti-doping agency…