Minakov returned to Instagram on Wednesday to “humbly apologize,” saying that his Tuesday post was an “emotional first reaction.”
Russia’s top swimmers will continue to train for the Olympics after news broke earlier this week that their Olympic Trials would be postponed indefinitely.
RUSADA’s official appeal of the sanctions comes in spite of the organization’s director general fighting against taking the course to the CAS.
After winning the World Championship in a new World Record time in the 200 breaststroke this summer, Anton Chupkov won the Pride of Russia award last week.
Russia crowned its short course national championships in the 11-12 girls and 13-14 boys age groups last week in Syktyvkar.
Pending appeal, consequences include losing hosting rights and special criteria for athletes to compete at major events, including the Olympic Games.
The newly-announced WADA sanctions will be an annoyance for Russian athletes, but will impact most greatly the officials responsible for institutional doping.
Maria Kameneva took her 7th Russian Record, but 1st gold medal, of the 2019 European Short Course Championships on Sunday.
With European Record holder Vlad Morozov on the breaststroke leg, the Russians broke the year-old World Record in the 200 medley relay on Thursday.
Ilia Borodin has broken both the European Junior Record and the Russian (all-ages) record in the 400 IM to take silver on Thursday in Glasgow.
It won’t be a path without obstacles, but Dutch woman Kira Toussaint could grab double gold in Glasgow in women’s backstroke.
After setting a World Record in the 200 breaststroke at the 2019 World Championships, Anton Chupkov has been nominated for Russian Athlete of the Year.
The team will look to replicate their performance in the 2017 edition of this meet where they finished top of the medal table.
Alexandra Denisenko represented Russia at the 2019 World University Games in the 200 IM and 400 IM individually, and also won a bronze medal in the 800 free relay.
Maria Kameneva finished the 2019 Russian SC Championships with 6 Golds and 1 Silver, placing her at the top of the medal table