Ilya Druzhinin

Dopers’ Double Atop the 200 Breast at Russian Nationals

Vitalina Simonova and Yulia Efimova (above), both of whom have served doping suspensions, went 1-2 in the 200 breaststroke on Tuesday.

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2017 Worlds Preview: Italian Invasion In Men’s 1500

Italians Gregorio Paltrinieri and Gabriele Detti could potentially go 1-2 in the men’s 1500 in Budapest.

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Rylov Powers to 53.1 100 Back on Day 2 of Russian Nationals

On day 2 of the 2017 Russian National Championships, backstroke standout Evgeny Rylov stormed to gold in the 100 back.

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Day 7 Prelim All-Star: Ilya Druzhinin Cracks 15 Minute Barrier In 1500

Ilya Druzhinin had a terrific 1500m free this morning that almost saw him make the final out of heat 2.

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34 Make Russian Olympic Team, Jury’s Still Out On 5 (Counting Efimova)

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.

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Russian Olympic Trials Day 7 Prelims Recap

Rozaliya Nasretdinova came in just .12 seconds off the Russian Olympic selection standard in this morning’s 50 freestyle prelims.

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Daria Gutov Wins 2 Golds in 2 Days at Russian Junior Nationals

Daria Gutov of Saratov Region won both the 200 back and 50 back during the first two days of Russian Junior Nationals in Ruza.

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