Russia swimming

World Jr Record Holder Ilya Borodin Will Miss Olympics After COVID-19 Positive

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.


Russia Withdraws from European Jr. OW Championships Amid New Quarantine Rules

Amid a rise in coronavirus cases in Russia, organizers of the European Junior Swimming Championships implemented new quarantine requirements on their athletes


Russian Head Coach Indicates Yulia Efimova Will Focus on 100 Breast for Tokyo

Russian National Team head coach Sergey Chepik talked about Efimova, the defending 200 breaststroke World Champion, in an interview this week.


Two 14-Year Olds Trade Russian Youth Championship Record in Girls’ 50 Breast

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 Banned For Two Years By RUSADA

Russian swimmer Sergey Isaev is suspended for two years effective November 2020 for a violation of Russian anti-doping rules.


Morozov and Efimova Will Return to Russia for 2021 Olympic Trials

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 Swims First Sanctioned Meet Since 2019 World Championships

Yulia Efimova, the two-time defending World Champion in the 200 breaststroke, hasn’t swum a sanctioned meet in almost 2 years.


Tokyo 2021 Olympic Relay Qualification Update – Women’s 400 Free Relay

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 Championship Medalist Minakov Reacts to CAS Decision on Olympics

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.”


16-Year-Old Chikunova Swims World’s 8th Fastest 200 Breast This Season

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.


Kolesnikov, Surkova, Prigoda, Andrusenko Among Headliners At Russian SC Champs

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.

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15-Year Old Russian Daria Trofimova Swims 53.99 Free Relay Leg

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.

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Anton Chupkov Says He Probably Would Have Retired in 2020 After Olympics

200 breaststroke world record holder Anton Chupkov recently discussed where he stands with the sport given the recent fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.


DC Trident Fill Final Roster Spot With Russian Sprinter Rozaliya Nasretdinova

Russian sprinter Rozaliya Nasretdinova has been announced as the most recent addition to DC Trident’s roster for season two of the ISL.

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Kirill Prigoda Swims 2:07 200 Breast, Upsets World Champion Chupkov

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.