Yaroslav Potapov

2018 FINA World Cup Kazan Day 2 Finals: Efimova Is Automatic

Russia’s Yuliya Efimova looked at ease in tonight’s 100m breast, clocking a time that was within striking distance of what she produced at this year’s European Championships.

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2018 FINA World Cup Kazan Day 1 Finals: Hosszu’s Monster Schedule

Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu was back to form in Kazan, taking on a 4-event night at the World Cup.

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Dopers’ Double Atop the 200 Breast at Russian Nationals

Vitalina Simonova and Yulia Efimova (above), both of whom have served doping suspensions, went 1-2 in the 200 breaststroke on Tuesday.

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Day 7 Prelim All-Star: Ilya Druzhinin Cracks 15 Minute Barrier In 1500

Ilya Druzhinin had a terrific 1500m free this morning that almost saw him make the final out of heat 2.

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34 Make Russian Olympic Team, Jury’s Still Out On 5 (Counting Efimova)

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.

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Russian Olympic Trials Day 7 Prelims Recap

Rozaliya Nasretdinova came in just .12 seconds off the Russian Olympic selection standard in this morning’s 50 freestyle prelims.

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Record Setting Day at the Russian Junior Nationals

As the Russian Junior National Championships in Volgograd came to an end so did the lifespan of four the competition records…

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Relay Records Continue to Fall at Russian Junior Championships

The Russian Junior Championships continued today in Volgograd and once again a mixed relay record went down twice in one day…

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Volgograd Region Dominates Day Two of the Russian Junior Championships

Over the first two days of competition at the Russian Junior Championships the Volgograd region has collected six gold, four silver and two bronze…

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