Sarah Sjostrom and Yulia Efimova set the pool on fire in Canet tonight on day 1 of the final 2017 Mare Nostrum Tour.
Swedish Olympic gold medalist Sarah Sjostrom took on the Campbell sister titans in the women’s 100m freestyle and won, clocking the 4th fastest time ever in the process.
Yulia Efimova frightened the 200m breaststroke world record tonight, earning a mark that would have won gold in Rio.
Sarah Sjostrom simply won’t stop.
Aussie speedster James Magnussen made his post-Rio debut today in Monaco, notching the 2nd seed in the 100m freestyle in 49.29.
World record holder Sarah Sjöström is one of many Olympians in the field of the Monaco stop of the Mare Nostrum tour.
For several years now, Adam Peaty has been putting Great Britain on the map in men’s breaststroke. Now it’s Jocelyn Ulyett’s turn to do it on the women’s side.
American swimmer Lilly King has received a present from one of her Russian supporters – a traditional Russian Ushanka, emblazoned…
It was the sprinters who came up with the best performances on day 1 of Russian nationals, with Yulia Efimova hitting a new world #1 time in the 50 breast and Oleg Kostin doing the same in the 50 fly.
So some good things happened in Sydney tonight.
Russia’s Yulia Efimova already snagged the 100m breaststroke gold in Sydney and has set herself up for a run at the 200m.
Cate Campbell makes her return to racing in Sydney this weekend, taking on her sister, Bronte, among others at the 2017 NSW State Open Championships.
Newly-formed Team Efimova is on the move.
The International Association of Athletics Federations, or IAAF, track and field’s world governing body, decided Monday that the Russian track and field team would continue to be barred from international competition and would not be eligible to compete in the August IAAF World Championships that will take place in London.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)’s 2017 list of prohibited substances is now in effect, including the newly-banned substance Arimistane, which the Russian Swimming Federation specifically warned its athletes to stop taking.