Two more national records, host of junior records fall at Russian Championships

Two more Russian national records fell in the final few days of swimming in Kazan. Oleg Kostin got in on the action, breaking the national record in the 200 breaststroke (SCM) with a time of 2:02.38. One day later, Svetlana Chimrova took down her second national record, going 57.35 to win the 100 fly.

A whole host of Russian junior national records were shattered in Kazan. By meet’s end, Rosalia Nasretdinova had broken 3 of them (50 fly, 50 free, 100 free) and Daria Ustinova had shattered all three backstroking distances (50, 100, and 200 back). On the men’s side, Semen Makovich broke three records, taking the 100, 200 and 400 IMs.

The meet also served as a selection meet for the European Championships in December. Since many of these athletes made the Russian national team, more records are likely to fall in the near future.

Here is a recap of all the records broken with times in short course meters:

National Records – Women

Veronika Popova, 100 m Freestyle 52.58

Veronika Popova, 200m butterfly 2:06.88

Svetlana Chimrova, 50m butterfly 25.93

Svetlana Chimrova, 100m butterfly 57.35


National Records – Men

Oleg Kostin, 200 m breaststroke 2:02.38


Junior National Records – Women

Rosalia Nasretdinova, 100m freestyle 53.30

Rosalia Nasretdinova, 50 m butterfly 26.10

Rosalia Nasretdinova, 50 m Freestyle 24.26

Daria Ustinova, 50 m backstroke 27.53

Daria Ustinova, 100 m backstroke 58.65

Daria Ustinova, 200 m backstroke 2:05.90

Volkodav Ova Polina, 50m breaststroke 31.49

Maya Mitrofanova, 200m breaststroke 2:26.46

Anastasia Guzhenkova, 200m butterfly 2:11.12

Daria Kartashova, 100 m IM 1:01.25


Junior National Records – Men

Semen Makovich, 100 m IM 54.33

Semen Makovich, 200 m IM 1:55.78

Semen Makovich, 400 m IM 4:06.02

Alexander Palatov, 200 m breaststroke 2:06.09

Cyril Prigoda, 100m breaststroke 58.66

Alexander Kudashev, 200m butterfly 1:55.84

Yevgeny Sedov, 50 m Freestyle 21.33

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8 years ago

Daria Ustinov? Maya Mitrofanov? Daria Kartashov?

If they are women. The name should be Daria USTINOVA, Maya MITROFANOVA and Daria KARTASHOVA

bobo gigi
8 years ago

Big Russian comeback or big Russian scam?

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