Ilya Borodin, the European Champion and World Junior Record Holder in the 400 IM, will miss the Tokyo Olympic Games after a positive test for COVID-19.
Amid a rise in coronavirus cases in Russia, organizers of the European Junior Swimming Championships implemented new quarantine requirements on their athletes
Russian National Team head coach Sergey Chepik talked about Efimova, the defending 200 breaststroke World Champion, in an interview this week.
As Olympic champion Yulia Efimova heads toward the end of her competitive career, the future remains bright for breaststroke in Russia.
Russian swimmer Sergey Isaev is suspended for two years effective November 2020 for a violation of Russian anti-doping rules.
Neither Vlad Morozov (above) or Yulia Efimova have raced on Russian soil since 2019, but both are expected to return to Kazan for the 2021 Olympic Trials.
Yulia Efimova, the two-time defending World Champion in the 200 breaststroke, hasn’t swum a sanctioned meet in almost 2 years.
Charlotte Bonnet and the French women now have the fifth fastest 400 Free Relay time as they look ahead to Tokyo while other countries fight to qualify.
Russian World Championships silver medalist Andrei Minakov says that, while he believes athletes shouldn’t be punished for what they didn’t do, it is a “chance to show our fortitude or character.”
On the last day of swimming at the 2020 Russian SC Champs, 16-year-old Evgeniia Chikunova swam to victory in the 200 breast with a 2:18.10 for gold.
Some of the biggest names in Russian swimming will meet in St. Petersburg this week in what will many of their last shots at racing in 2020.
The 15-year old Daria Trofimova swam 54.89 in the individual 100 free and followed that with a 53.99 in the 400 free relay.
200 breaststroke world record holder Anton Chupkov recently discussed where he stands with the sport given the recent fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Russian sprinter Rozaliya Nasretdinova has been announced as the most recent addition to DC Trident’s roster for season two of the ISL.
Kirill Prigoda didn’t swim the 200 breaststroke at last summer’s World Championships, but on Saturday he beat the World Champion none-the-less.