Russia swimming

2006 Russian Champion Ksenia Vereshchagina Dies at 32 from ‘Long Illness’

32-year old retired Russian swimmer Ksenia Sergeyevna Vereshchagina died on Monday, succumbing to an undisclosed lengthy illness. Vereschagina was a member…


Swimmer Andrei Minakov Issues Apology for “Emotional” Reaction to Olympic Delay

Minakov returned to Instagram on Wednesday to “humbly apologize,” saying that his Tuesday post was an “emotional first reaction.”


Russian Head Coach Chepik: We Cannot Stop Training for the Olympics

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 Formally Appeals WADA Sanctions over Tainted Doping Data

RUSADA’s official appeal of the sanctions comes in spite of the organization’s director general fighting against taking the course to the CAS.


Breaststroker Anton Chupkov Named Top Russian Athlete of 2019

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.


12-Year Old Vlada Eggy Swims 1:01 in 100 Fly (SCM) at Russian Youth Champs

Russia crowned its short course national championships in the 11-12 girls and 13-14 boys age groups last week in Syktyvkar.

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WADA Executive Committee Endorses Non-Compliance, Olympic Ban for Russia

Pending appeal, consequences include losing hosting rights and special criteria for athletes to compete at major events, including the Olympic Games.


In Defense of Russia’s Athletes, in Conviction of Russian Officials

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 Gets 7th Russian Record of the 2019 European Championships

Maria Kameneva took her 7th Russian Record, but 1st gold medal, of the 2019 European Short Course Championships on Sunday.

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Russia Breaks United States’ World Record in Mixed 200 Medley Relay

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 Breaks European Junior, Russian Records in 400 IM

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.

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Going To Glasgow: Toussaint Looks To Take 50/100 Backstroke Double

It won’t be a path without obstacles, but Dutch woman Kira Toussaint could grab double gold in Glasgow in women’s backstroke.

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Anton Chupkov Nominated for Russian Athlete of the Year

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.


Russia Announce 30-Strong Roster for European SC Champsionships

The team will look to replicate their performance in the 2017 edition of this meet where they finished top of the medal table.


Russian World University Games Swimmer Alexandra Denisenko Commits to Harvard

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.