Russia swimming

Kliment Kolesnikov Wins Silver Doe Award as Top 10 Athlete of Russia

Swimmer Kliment Kolesnikov has been named one of Russia’s top 10 athletes for the year 2022 after breaking the World Record in the SCM 50 back.

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World Aquatics Says No Updates on Status of Russian Athletes Heading Into 2023

World Aquatics says that they have “no further updates” to provide about the participation of Russian and Belarusian athletes in World Aquatics competitions.

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Russia Exploring Move to Asian Confederations to Qualify for Olympic Games

Russian sporting federations have begun exploring whether they can join Asian sporting federations rather than European ones to qualify for the Olympics.

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18-Year Old Evgenia Chikunova Breaks European Record in 200 Breast, #2 All-Time

Russian teenager Evgenia Chikunova closed the Russian Championships with a European Record in the 200 breaststroke, which ranks behind only American Rebecca Soni’s World Record all-time.

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Maria Kameneva, Kliment Kolesnikov Break Russian Records at Russian Championships

Maria Kameneva broke the Russian Record in the women’s 100 meter freestyle on Tuesday. (Archive image from the 2021 ISL season).

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World Juniors Medalist Alexandra Sabitova Suspended 2 Years for Diuretic Test

Alexandra Sabitova, who at 12-years old shocked the world with a 59-second 100 fly, has been suspended for 2 years after testing positive for a banned diuretic.

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Russia Confirms that Suspended Rylov Will Be Allowed at Russian Championships

In spite of a 9-month suspension by the international governing body FINA, the All-Russian Swimming Federation will allow him to compete at next week’s national championships.

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Switzerland Won’t Race at World Championships if Russia, Belarus are Present

The absence of Switzerland from the 2022 World Championships would mean the absence of a pair of Olympic bronze medalists, including Noe Ponti (above).

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UPDATE: Ukrainian National Swimming Team Coach Safe Post-Missile Attack

Aiyna Morozova, the Ukrainian National Swimming Team Coach, spent two-hours trapped under rubble post-missile attack. She is now as safe as possible.

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FINA Strips Putin of Honor, Requires Athletes to Compete Under Neutral Flags

FINA stopped short of a total ban against Russian and Belarusian athletes and officials, but did bar the country’s flag, anthem, and colors at international competitions.

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FINA Pulls 2022 World Junior Swimming Championships Out of Russia

FINA has pulled August’s World Junior Swimming Championships out of Kazan, Russia, after the Russian Army invaded Ukraine last week.

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ISL Says Russia-Ukraine Conflicts Won’t Impact Funding of Future Seasons

The league is almost entirely-funded by Russian-Ukrainian billionaire Konstantin Grigorishin, but a league spokesperson says that they are confident that future seasons will not be affected by “any geopolitical situations.”

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2013 World Junior Champion Alexander Palatov Given 2 Year Doping Suspension

Alexander Palatov, who in April finished 3rd at the Russian Olympic Trials, was given a 2 year suspension for an anti-doping rules violation.

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RUSADA Appoints Veronika Loginova as New Director General with WADA Approval

The Russian Anti-Doping Association (RUSADA) has appointed a new director general, a year after dismissing the prior permanent director.

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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.

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