Nikita Lobintsev

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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Morozov Tops 100 Free Field At Day 4 Prelims of Russian Trials

Vladimir Morozov had his first individual swim of the meet this morning in the men’s 100 freestyle.

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2016 Russian Olympic Trials: Day 2 Finals Live Recap

Danila Izotov will compete in the men’s 200 free semi-finals at day 2 finals in Russia.

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Russia’s Efimova, Lobintsev Wrapping Up Training Trip In Rio

Russian swimmers Yulia Efimova and Nikita Lobintsev are taking an early look at the 2016 Olympic host city on a 12-day training trip to Rio de Janeiro, according to Brazilian media.

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Kitajima Tops 200 Breast to Highlight Day 3 Finals at L.A. Invite

Friday night finals saw U.S. National Team members and world class international talent face off after setting the stage in prelims.

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Adrian, Geer Top 50 Free in Day 3 Prelims of L.A. Invite

Day 3 prelims at the Los Angeles Invitational set the foundation for exciting races between some of the world’s top swimmers. The 50 free will see another battle between Adrian, Morozov, and Lobintsev.

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Murphy Drops 1:56.65 to Win 200 Back at L.A. Invite

Friday nights finals at the Los Angeles Invitational was a tune up for many of the swimmers on the U.S. World Championships Team roster.

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Manuel touches out Neal, Cal backstrokers roll on closing day of 2015 Speedo Grand Challenge

Stanford teammates Simone Manuel (left) and Lia Neal (right) showed down in the 100 free while Cal teammates Ryan Murphy and Rachel Bootsma dominated the 100 back on the final day of the Speedo Grand Challenge in Irvine.

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DiRado wins one event, ties for another on opening night of Speedo Grand Challenge

Maya DiRado earned shares of two wins on a night when some of the top California-based postgrads clashed at the Speedo Grand Challenge.

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Rylov Posts Top Five Time to Win the 200 Backstroke at the Russian National Championships

50 backstroke junior world record holder Evgeny Rylov took the men’s 200 backstroke with ease posting a time of 1:56.44…

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Two Junior World Records open Russian Nationals, but notable absences dominate

The first day of Russian Nationals saw three Junior World Record-breaking swims culminating in two new records, but the bigger story so far has been the big names not competing for various reasons.

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Russian National Championships Preview; Links, Schedule and Story Lines

The 2014 Russian National Championships will be held in Moscow from May 13th-17th…

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Sjostrom Doubles on Day 1 of Salnikov; Hosszu Absent

World Champion Sarah Sjostrom was the lone female double winner on the first day of the 2013 Salnikov Cup in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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Cielo Goes 19.2 in 50 Yard Free in Day 2 Prelims of 2013 Minneapolis Grand Prix

Cesar Cielo, the fastest man ever in the 50 yard free, looked the part in prelims of the 2013 Minneapolis Grand Prix

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