2021 RUSSIAN NATIONAL SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
The penultimate night time of swimming from the 2021 Russian Olympic Trials will function 4 particular person finals, together with one other head-to-head showdown between present world #1 Evgeniia Chikunova and reigning two-time world champion Yuliya Efimova within the ladies’s 200 breaststroke.
We’ll additionally see one other back-to-back world champion, Evgeny Rylov, race the boys’s 200 backstroke, whereas an intriguing battle is brewing within the males’s 200 IM, with three males set to battle for 2 Olympic spots.
Within the ladies’s 100 freestyle, Maria Kameneva is the clear favourite, however the query will likely be if anybody else can get below the FINA ‘A’ reduce of 54.38.
Day 6 Finals Reside Stream
Ladies’s 200 Breast Remaining
- Russian Report: 2:19.41, Yuliya Efimova (2013)
- FINA ‘A’ Reduce: 2:25.52
- Evgeniia Chikunova, 2:21.63
- Maria Temnikova, 2:22.76
- Yuliya Efimova, 2:24.16
16-year-old Evgeniia Chikunova pulled away from Maria Temnikova on the final 50 to win the ladies’s 200 breaststroke in 2:21.63, bettering her on her world-leading time of two:21.87 set again in October.
The swim marks Chikunova’s second-fastest efficiency ever, solely trailing her 2:21.07 from the 2019 European Juniors.
Whereas it wasn’t a shock to see Chikunova win, it was an surprising sight to see Yuliya Efimova, the two-time reigning World Champion within the occasion, unable to step up and solidify an Olympic spot on this race.
Trailing Chikunova and Temnikova by a second on the 100m wall, Efimova had no reply, as Temnikova broke the two:23-barrier for the primary time to qualify for the Olympic crew in 2:22.76.
Efimova, one of many few ladies who has been sub-2:20 in historical past, was a distant third in 2:24.16. The Olympic silver medalist on this occasion in 2016, Efimova will solely be racing the 100 breast individually in Tokyo.
As Chikunova improves her world #1 time, Temnikova strikes into the highest 5 for the 2020-21 season, edging GBR’s Abbie Wooden by .01 for fifth.
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Belarusian Alina Zmushka had lowered her Nationwide Report within the semis right down to 2:24.33, and led by way of the midway mark right here in 1:09.41 earlier than fading to fifth in 2:26.41.
Males’s 200 Again Remaining
Russian Report: 1:53.36, Evgeny Rylov (2018)
- FINA ‘A’ Reduce: 1:57.50
- Evgeny Rylov, 1:53.23
- Grigory Tarasevich, 1:57.54
- Alexey Tkachev, 1:58.36
Evgeny Rylov soared to a brand new European Report within the males’s 200 again last, blasting to a last time of 1:53.23 to decrease his earlier mark of 1:53.36 set on the 2018 Euros.
Rylov’s swim marks the seventh-fastest in historical past, whereas he stays the fifth-fastest performer of all-time.
All-Time Performances, Males’s 200 Again (LCM)
- Aaron Peirsol (USA), 1:51.92 – 2009
- Ryosuke Irie (JPN), 1:52.51 – 2009
- Ryosuke Irie (JPN), 1:52.86 – 2009
- Ryan Lochte (USA), 1:52.96 – 2011
- Aaron Peirsol (USA), 1:53.08 – 2009
- Mitch Larkin (USA), 1:53.17 – 2015
- Evgeny Rylov (RUS), 1:53.23 – 2021
- Ryosuke Irie (JPN), 1:53.26 – 2014
- Mitch Larkin (AUS), 1:53.34 – 2015
- Evgeny Rylov (RUS), 1:53.36 – 2018
In comparison with his earlier file from 2018, Rylov was truly a tad slower on the 100, however was stronger coming residence, particularly on the third 50 (splitting 28.72 right here in comparison with 29.34 two years in the past).
In second place, Grigory Tarasevich painfully missed the FINA ‘A’ reduce by .04 in 1:57.54, leaving him off the Olympic roster.
Alexey Tkachev rounded out the rostrum in 1:58.36 for third, overtaking Nikolay Zuev (1:58.85) and Maksim Fofanov (1:59.09) late with a robust 29.66 last 50.
Ladies’s 200 Again Semi-Finals
- Russian Report: 2:04.94, Anastasia Fesikova (2009)
- FINA ‘A’ Reduce: 2:10.39
- Daria Okay. Ustinova, 2:11.32
- Anastasia Klyarovskaya, 2:12.19
- Irina Krivonogova, 2:14.75
- Anastasia Duplinskaya, 2:15.07
- Elizaveta Agapitova, 2:15.11
- Angelina Nikiforova, 2:15.25
- Anastasia Avdeeva, 2:15.35
- Renata Gaynullina, 2:16.20
Daria Okay. Ustinova established the highest semi-final time within the ladies’s 200 again from the primary warmth, clocking 2:11.32 to steer the pack into tomorrow’s last.
Ustinova owns a finest time of two:06.92 from 2016.
Anastasia Klyarovskaya adopted up by successful the second semi in 2:12.19, not far off her finest of two:11.81, to qualify second general.
Males’s 200 IM Remaining
Russian Report: 1:58.00, Ilya Borodin (2020)
- FINA ‘A’ Reduce: 1:59.67
- Andrey Zhilkin, 1:57.50
- Ilya Borodin, 1:59.35
- Daniil Pasynkov, 2:01.18
Andrey Zhilkin unloaded a wire-to-wire efficiency within the males’s 200 IM, out-splitting the sphere on three of the 4 50s en path to breaking the Russian Report in 1:57.50.
The 26-year-old’s swim lowers the earlier mark of 1:58.00, set by Ilya Borodin final 12 months.
Zhilkin, who owned a earlier finest time of 1:58.16, makes the Olympic crew with this swim, whereas Borodin was the runner-up in 1:59.35, giving him a second particular person occasion in Tokyo.
Zhilkin now ranks in a tie for fourth on this planet for 2020-21.
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Ladies’s 100 Free Remaining
- Russian Report: 53.45, Maria Kameneva (2019)
- FINA ‘A’ Reduce: 54.38
- Maria Kameneva, 53.56
- Arina Surkova, 54.41
- Elizaveta Klevanovich, 54.64
Maria Kameneva‘s back-half pace got here by way of for her as soon as once more within the ladies’s 100 free last, closing in 27.60 draw back from Arina Surkova and win by over eight-tenths in 53.56.
That point falls simply over a tenth shy of Kameneva’s Russian Report of 53.45, and marks her sixth time breaking 54 seconds. The 21-year-old slots into the eleventh spot within the 2020-21 world rankings. Kameneva provides a second particular person occasion in Tokyo after successful the 100 backstroke.
Surkova, who certified for the Olympic crew earlier by successful the 100 fly, snagged second in 54.41, taking a tenth off her PB whereas lacking the FINA ‘A’ reduce by .03.
Elizaveta Klevanovich clipped her finest time as properly in 54.64 in what was a good race for third, with three extra swimmers sub-55.
Males’s 100 Fly Semi-Finals
- Mikhail Vekovishchev, 51.40
- Andrei Minakov, 51.86
- Alexander Sadovnikov, 52.09
- Daniil Pakhomov, 52.23
- Egor Kuimov, 52.24
- Roman Shevlyakov, 52.27
- Nikita Ulyanov, 52.52
- Petr Zhikharev, 52.55
Mikhail Vekovishchev established a private finest time of 51.40 within the first semi of the boys’s 100 fly, setting him as much as take a run at an Olympic berth in tomorrow’s last.
Vekovishchev, whose earlier finest stood at 51.56, certified first into then last by virtually half a second, with Nationwide Report holder Andrei Minakov the one different swimmer sub-52 in 51.86.
Behind these two it was a wild race to get into the ultimate, with finishers three by way of 15 inside eight-tenths of each other. It ended up taking 52.55 to get in, with 200 fly winner Alexander Kudashev (52.57) among the many notables to overlook, inserting ninth. Additionally failing to make the ultimate was Egor Pavlov, who completed 14th in 52.84 after having been a finest time of 51.90 on the 2019 World Juniors.
Combined 400 Medley Relay Remaining
- Russian Report: 3:40.78 (2019)
- Moscow, 3:45.20
- St. Petersburg, 3:50.45
- Novosibirsk Area, 3:54.29
Moscow topped the combined 400 medley relay by over 5 seconds in 3:45.20, led by Kliment Kolesnikov‘s 52.43 opening backstroke cut up. Kolesnikov was below two-tenths shy of his finest time set within the particular person occasion (52.24).
The crew additionally consisted of Nika Godun (1:07.45), Svetlana Chimrova (58.18) and Vladislav Grinev (47.14). Grinev’s cut up is a blistering one, as he prepares for tomorrow’s 50 free after failing to qualify for the Olympics individually within the 100 free.
Kirill Prigoda had a noteworthy 59.35 breaststroke cut up for runner-up St. Petersburg (3:50.45).