Irina Pikiner, who swept the women’s sprint freestyles earlier in the meet, picked up another win with a 27.67 in the 50 fly as she clipped Anastasia Manakov (27.71) at the finish.
Daryna Zevina picked up another sprint backstroke title.
Shevtsov, who won the 50 free yesterday, turned in a 48.73 for the 100 free title. That’s about a half second off his best, as he’s the National Record holder with a 48.26 from 2017 Worlds.
Cate Campbell has given the freestyle leg on Australia’s medley relay despite fading to 6th in the individual race, getting beaten by her sister Bronte.
Finally Michael Phelps is up in the men’s 100m butterfly. This event is arguably the toughest on his schedule for him. He wasn’t remarkably fast at the US Olympic Trials but has shown throughout this meet that he’s much better than he was just a few weeks ago.
Michael Phelps will be competing in the heats of the men’s 200m butterfly shortly after where he’s not exactly the favorite. It looks to be a three man race right now between Phelps and his two rivals: Chad le Clos of South Africa and Laszlo Cseh of Hungary. Both have said their fair share of talk about Phelps making this one of the most anticipated races of the games.
Alexander Krasnykh will be among 21 Russians competing on the Mare Nostrum circuit in early June.
It was a big day for the Energy Standard Club team on the second and final day of the 2016 Energy Standard Cup, with Evgeny Koptelov’s and Sharon van Rouwendaal’s three wins apiece leading a 14-for-18 day as a team.
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…
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Chinese star Ning Zetao won gold in the men’s 50 freestyle on the first day of the World Military Games…
Daiya Seto of Japan will look to dethrone South Africa’s Chad Le Clos for the 200m butterfly crown in Kazan.
Shannon Vreeland led all swimmers with 4 gold medals at the 2015 World University Games.