2021 RUSSIAN NATIONAL SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- April 3-9, 2021
- Palace of Water Sports, Kazan, Russia
- Prelims: 9:00 am local/2:00 am Eastern, Finals: 6:00 pm local/11:00 am Eastern
- LCM (50m)
- Russian Olympic Qualification Procedures
- Meet Central
- Start Lists/Results
- Live Stream (YouTube channel)
The 26-year-old Zhilkin won the men’s 200 IM in a new Russian Record of 1:57.50, earning him his first Olympic berth.
Ilya Borodin was the runner-up in that race, getting under the FINA ‘A’ cut by two-tenths in 1:59.35 to add the 200 IM to his schedule after qualifying in the 400 IM earlier.
Temnikova upset reigning world champion Yuliya Efimova in taking second in the women’s 200 breaststroke, hitting a personal best time of 2:22.76 to take second to Evgeniia Chikunova (2:21.63). Like Zhilkin, this will be Temnikova’s first Olympic appearance.
For more on Efimova missing the team in the 200 breast, the three-time world champion and 2016 Olympic silver medalist in the event, click here.
Chikunova adds a second event to her lineup after winning the 100 breast earlier, where Efimova qualified for a fourth Olympics in second place.
Also qualifying in a new event on the day was Evgeny Rylov in the men’s 200 backstroke (setting a new European Record in the process), and Maria Kameneva in the women’s 100 freestyle. Both swimmers had already qualified in their respective 100 back races.
RUSSIAN OLYMPIC ROSTER (THRU DAY 6)
|Ilya Borodin||200/400 IM||Arina Surkova||100 butterfly|
|Maxim Stupin||400 IM||Svetlana Chimrova||100 butterfly|
|Martin Malyutin||200/400 freestyle||Anna Egorova||400 freestyle|
|Alexander Egorov||400/800 freestyle||Anastasia Kirpichnikova||400/1500 freestyle|
|Kirill Prigoda||100/200 breaststroke||Maria Kameneva||100 backstroke, 100 freestyle|
|Anton Chupkov||100/200 breaststroke||Anastasia Fesikova||100 backstroke|
|Ivan Girev||200 freestyle||Evgeniia Chikunova||100/200 breaststroke|
|Evgeny Rylov||100/200 backstroke||Yuliya Efimova||100 breaststroke|
|Kliment Kolesnikov||100 backstroke, 100 freestyle||Maria Temnikova||200 breaststroke|
|Alexander Kudashev||200 butterfly|
|Ilya Druzhinin||800 freestyle|
|Andrei Minakov||100 freestyle|
|Andrey Zhilkin||200 IM|