Evgeny Rylov will look to make the Russian Olympic team on Monday in the men’s 100 backstroke, where he’ll battle head-to-head with Kliment Kolesnikov.
Slovenian Peter Stevens came out on top in the men’s 50 breast three-way swim-off for 16th place.
Three swimmers will swim-off for 16th in the men’s 50 breaststroke.
In the semifinals at the beginning of the session, Morozov blasted a 21.44 to clear the former record of 21.47.
Chimrova led the 100 fly semifinals with a 57.4, lowering her own Russian National Record by over 3 tenths.
The day has finally arrived, the 2016 Olympic Games will commence in the pool, beginning a week-long mix of triumph and heartbreak depicting the raw emotion of sport displayed exclusively at the Olympics.
Alexander Krasnykh will be among 21 Russians competing on the Mare Nostrum circuit in early June.
The names are out for the Russian Olympic team. 34 swimmers are officially going to Rio, 4 have another chance at Euros, and, if her suspension falls through, Efimova will jump onto the roster automatically.
Zanko will try to follow in a long line of Russian breaststroke success.
Kirill Prigoda was one of three new Olympic qualifiers on day two of the Russian Olympic Trials.
Danila Izotov will compete in the men’s 200 free semi-finals at day 2 finals in Russia.
Luke Percy already won the 50 free at World Juniors; he’ll be looking for a middle lane coming out of Friday’s semifinals in the 100. (Photo: Colin Blair/SwimSwam.com)
Luke Percy was also among the top seeds coming out of prelims, with his coming in the 100 free. (Photo: Colin Blair/SwimSwam.com)
American Ella Eastin enters the first finals session as the top seed in the girls’ 400 IM. (File Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
Lithuania’s Ruta Meilutyte was nowhere near her World Record in the 50 breaststroke, but she did take the top seed. (File Photo: Victor Puig/victorpuig.com)