Russian Yulia Efimova revealed she is suffering from purulent tonsilitis and will be missing the 2016 FINA Short Course World Championships.
Among those cleared are a total of 32 swimmers who will be competing at the Games. Both Vlad Morozov and Nikita Lobinstev were given clearance to compete after both being named as part of the “disappearing positives” program revealed in the McLaren report on systematic Russian doping.
The Trojan Swim Club, coached by Dave Salo, has temporarily suspended international athletes from its training program in light of the Russian doping scandal.
Morozov, along with 2 other nominated Russian Olympians, were beneficiaries of “disappearing false positives,” according to WADA.
There are Russia Olympic team spots in four events on the third day of the Russian Olympic Trials…
There are ‘Fast Fridays’ and then there are Trojan Swim Club Fast Fridays, marked by a stellar swim by Russia’s Yuliya Efimova.
The first finals session of the FINA World Cup Series will take place today in Moscow. Hungarian star Katinka Hosszu is already back at it and will contest several events during tonight’s finals.
Despite having reigning Olympic gold medalist Nathan Adrian, the United States might be facing its toughest challenge in years just to make it the podium in the men’s 4×100 free at this year’s FINA World Championships.
Margo Geer swam the most impressive performance of the meet thus far in the prelims of the women’s 100m freestyle; touching the wall in 53.95 to take the top seed heading into finals.
The men’s 200 final at Los Angeles Invitational featured a great finish from internationals Alexander Sukhorukov, Kurt Herzog, and Cristian Quintero.