2021 RUSSIAN NATIONAL SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
It’s the ultimate day of what has been an thrilling week-long showcase of Russia’s prime swimmers on the Olympic Trials with Kazan, and there are six extra particular person finals left on the schedule.
We’ll see each the semis and finals for each genders within the 50 freestyle, with Kliment Kolesnikov (21.89) and Maria Kameneva (24.52) having paced this morning’s prelims, together with finals within the males’s 100 fly, ladies’s 200 again, ladies’s 800 free and the boys’s 1500 free.
The largest title having but to qualify for the Video games coming into the day is Vladimir Morozov, the two-time Olympian who must be favored within the 50 free given his private finest time of 21.27. Although Morozov was fourth within the 100 free and will get added to the workforce, he’ll must safe a top-two end and be beneath the FINA ‘A’ lower (22.01) to make certain he’ll have a spot in Tokyo.
Morozov clocked 21.91, second to Kolesnikov, within the prelims.
Within the ladies’s 50 free, Kameneva and Arina Surkova, each of whom have already made the workforce, are favored.
Mikhail Vekovishchev will look to punch his ticket to the Olympics within the males’s 100 fly, having certified first out of the semi-finals, as will Ilia Sibirtsev within the males’s 1500. Each face aggressive fields that embrace reigning World silver medalist Andrei Minakov (100 fly), and within the mile, Sibirtsev must overcome the 2 males who beat him head-to-head within the 800 free, Alexander Egorov and Ilya Druzhinin.
Daria Okay. Ustinova is the favourite within the ladies’s 200 again, however whether or not or not she’ll hit the FINA ‘A’ lower of two:10.39 stays a query mark.
400 and 1500 free winners Anna Egorova and Anastasia Kirpichnikova will meet within the center within the ladies’s 800 free, the place each ought to simply be beneath the ‘A’ normal.
Day 7 Finals Stay Stream
Males’s 50 Free Semi-Finals
- Vladimir Morozov, 21.59
- Kliment Kolesnikov, 22.17
- Ilya Shevchenko, 22.18
- Ivan Kuzmenko, 22.22
- Evgeny Rylov, 22.28
- Pavel Samusenko, 22.34
- Alexander Varakin, 22.35
- Vladislav Grinev, 22.37
Vladimir Morozov asserted himself as the person to beat within the 50 freestyle, qualifying first by nearly six-tenths within the semis in 21.59.
This efficiency strikes Morozov into #1 on the planet for the 2020-21 season, overtaking France’s Florent Manaudou (21.72).
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Kliment Kolesnikov added three-tenths from the prelims in 22.17, whereas Vladislav Grinev snuck into the ultimate in eighth. Like Morozov, Grinev has but to individually qualify for the Olympics.
Girls’s 50 Free Semi-Finals
- Maria Kameneva, 24.33
- Arina Surkova, 24.70
- Rozaliya Nasretdinova, 25.16
- Daria S. Ustinova, 25.25
- Olesya Korchagina, 25.31
- Daria Tatarinova, 25.35
- Ekaterina Nikonova, 25.53
- Anastasia Serpionova, 25.57
Bettering on her prelim swim by nearly two-tenths, Maria Kameneva jumps two spots on the planet rankings into seventh with a time of 24.33 within the ladies’s 50 free semis, placing her inside placing distance of her 24.21 Nationwide Report within the remaining.
Arina Surkova (24.70) was .03 off her lifetime finest in second, and can look to recreate the same swim within the remaining to get beneath the ‘A’ lower of 24.77.
Males’s 100 Fly Remaining
- Russian Report: 50.83, Andrei Minakov (2019)
- FINA ‘A’ Reduce: 51.96
- Andrei Minakov, 51.17
- Mikhail Vekovishchev, 51.46
- Roman Shevlyakov, 51.99
Roman Shevlyakov blasted out to an early lead within the males’s 100 fly remaining, handing over 23.64 with three others lurking at 23.99, 24.00 and 24.01.
Down the stretch it was Andrei Minakov, the Nationwide Report holder, charging dwelling in 27.17 to safe the victory in 51.17, incomes him a second particular person occasion on the Olympics after already qualifying within the 100 free.
The 19-year-old strikes up from sixth to fourth on the planet for 2020-21.
Additionally overtaking Shevlyakov on the second 50 was Mikhail Vekovishchev, who completed in a time of 51.46 to get a full half-second beneath the FINA ‘A’ normal and qualify for his first Olympic workforce. Vekovishchev had set a finest time of 51.40 within the semis.
Shevlyakov fell to 3rd in 51.99, nonetheless managing to carry off Petr Zhikharev (52.16) whereas breaking 52 seconds for the primary time.
Girls’s 200 Again Remaining
- Russian Report: 2:04.94, Anastasia Fesikova (2009)
- FINA ‘A’ Reduce: 2:10.39
- Daria Okay. Ustinova, 2:10.82
- Anastasia Klyarovskaya, 2:12.40
- Renata Gaynullina, 2:13.15
Daria Okay. Ustinova claimed the lead from Anastasia Klyarovskaya on the third 50 and pulled away on the ultimate lap, profitable the ladies’s 200 backstroke in 2:10.82.
Ustinova’s time falls simply over four-tenths wanting the FINA ‘A’ lower, leaving her off the Olympic workforce after inserting fourth within the occasion in Rio.
Klyarovskaya pale on the final 50 however held on for second in 2:12.40, six-tenths slower than her finest time set in October (2:11.81).
Girls’s 800 Free Remaining
- Anna Egorova, 8:24.35
- Anastasia Kirpichnikova, 8:24.84
- Alexandra Khaylova, 8:45.87
Anna Egorova and Anastasia Kirpichnikova battled stroke-for-stroke within the ladies’s 800 free, with Egorova making her transfer over the ultimate 150 to earn the win in 8:24.35.
That swim marks a brand new private finest time for Egorova, bettering on her 8:24.71 from the 2018 European Championships to maneuver into fifth within the 2020-21 world rankings.
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Kirpichnikova, who set the Russian Report of 8:22.65 in December, was half a second again in 8:24.84 for second, as each ladies add the occasion to their schedule in Tokyo.
Kirpichnikova will now race the 400, 800 and 1500 on the Olympics this summer time, and Egorova will tackle the 400 and 800.
Males’s 1500 Free Remaining
- Russian Report: 14:41.13, Yuri Prilukov (2008)
- FINA ‘A’ Reduce: 15:00.99
- Alexander Egorov, 14:57.72
- Kirill Martynychev, 15:00.12
- Ilya Druzhinin, 15:05.48
2019 European Junior champion Kirill Martynychev jumped on it early within the males’s 1500, holding the lead for almost all of the race with Alexander Egorov sitting simply behind, a couple of second again, a lot of the approach.
Slowly however absolutely, Egorov was out-splitting Martynychev on nearly all of the 50s, and claimed the lead on the 1200m mark, by no means trying again after that.
Egorov closed with a flourish to determine a brand new finest time by 9 seconds and turn into the fifth Russian man beneath the 15:00-barrier, clocking 14:57.72 so as to add a 3rd occasion to his Olympic program. Moreover, Egorov now ranks third on the planet for 2020-21.
In a mad sprint to the wall, Martynychev snuck beneath the FINA ‘A’ lower by over eight-tenths of a second in 15:00.12 to get on the Olympic roster, reducing his earlier better of 15:01.59.
Ilya Druzhinin, a 2016 Olympian on this occasion and the one Russian (previous to Egorov) to interrupt 15:00 because the 2008 Olympics, was third in 15:05.48, and Alexander Stepanov (15:11.03) stepped as much as take fourth.
Ilia Sibirtsev was properly off his finest for fifth, clocking 15:25.03.
Males’s 50 Free Remaining
- Vladimir Morozov, 21.41
- Ilya Shevchenko / Kliment Kolesnikov, 22.01
Vladimir Morozov stepped up and carried out beneath strain, executing the second-fastest swim of his profession to dominate the boys’s 50 free remaining in a time of 21.41, formally qualifying for a 3rd Olympic workforce.
The 28-year-old flashed an enormous smile and held up three fingers to the digicam instantly after the race. He’s now the quickest swimmer on the planet this season by three-tenths of a second, and his solely swim faster was the Nationwide Report of 21.27 he set in 2019.
For the primary time this week we see a tie for second place, with Kliment Kolesnikov and Ilya Shevchenko producing matching 22.01s, the precise FINA ‘A’ normal.
In accordance with the Russian Olympic qualifying process, two swimmers that tie for second place and obtain the FINA ‘A’ lower may have the Olympic spot decided primarily based on whoever had the higher semi-final end result. On this case it’s Kolesnikov, who beat out Shevchenko by .01, 22.17 to 22.18, within the semis.
In accordance with that, Kolesnikov has added a 3rd occasion to his particular person Olympic program, and Shevchenko has missed out on the workforce.
Evgeny Rylov was just a few one-hundredths again for fourth in 22.03, slicing a tenth off his finest time, and Ivan Kuzmenko additionally went beneath 22.1 in 22.07, bettering his earlier finest of twenty-two.12.
Girls’s 50 Free Remaining
- Maria Kameneva, 24.20
- Arina Surkova, 24.53
- Rozaliya Nasretdinova, 24.72
Ending off her standout meet in fashion, Maria Kameneva clipped .01 off her Russian Report to win the ladies’s 50 freestyle in 24.20, transferring right into a tie for fourth on the planet this season.
Kameneva had set her earlier finest and Nationwide Report of 24.21 on the 2018 European Championships. The 21-year-old has now certified for 3 particular person occasions on the Video games : 50 free, 100 free, 100 again.
Grabbing second place was Arina Surkova who lowered her private finest time by .14 in 24.53 so as to add a second occasion to her Olympic program after profitable the 100 fly early on within the competitors. Surkova additionally strikes previous Rozaliya Nasretdinova to turn into the second-fastest Russian in historical past.
Nasretdinova, who owns a better of 24.66, made it three ladies beneath the ‘A’ lower in 24.72, a really spectacular end result on condition that she hadn’t damaged 25 seconds since 2018.
Males’s 400 Medley Relay Remaining
- Russian Report: 3:28.81 (2019)
- Moscow, 3:31.90
- Kaluga Area, 3:36.82
- Kazakhstan, 3:37.77
Kliment Kolesnikov was a workhorse this week, and completed issues off simply minutes after tying for second within the 50 free on the lead-off leg of Moscow’s 400 medley relay.
Kolesnikov break up 52.63 for the 100 again, a laudable efficiency by itself, to not point out it was his third swim of the session.
Moscow’s workforce as an entire was very robust, with Anton Chupkov (59.54), Petr Zhikharev (51.56) and Vladislav Grinev (48.17) bringing them in for a remaining time of three:31.90.
For an concept of simply how elite that point is, it might’ve positioned second within the prelims on the 2019 World Championships. (The one workforce quicker? Russia’s squad that included three of the identical 4 swimmers: Kolesnikov, Chupkov and Grinev.)
Runners-up Kaluga Area (3:36.82) had strong legs from Andrey Nikolaev (1:00.19) on breast and Mikhail Vekovishchev (51.48) on fly, whereas veteran Sergey Fesikov anchored in 48.96.
Kazakhstan took third in 3:37.77, with Dmitriy Balandin throwing down a 59.63 breast leg.
Girls’s 400 Medley Relay
- Russian Report: 3:53.38 (2017)
- St. Petersburg, 3:59.95
- Moscow, 4:02.45
- Novosibirsk Area, 4:06.81
Correction: Maria Kameneva didn’t end off her unbelievable meet within the 50 free, as a result of she wasn’t accomplished but.
Kameneva produced her fourth sub-1:00 100 again swim of the meet main off for St. Petersburg within the 400 medley relay, clocking 59.79 to open an early lead the workforce wouldn’t relinquish.
Evgeniia Chikunova break up 1:06.23 for them on breast, and Daria S. Ustinova anchored issues dwelling in 54.05 for a remaining time of three:59.95.
Daria Vaskina (1:01.27) led for for runner-up Moscow, and Nika Godun (1:06.89) and Svetlana Chimrova (58.36) had strong splits on breast and fly.
Arina Surkova, who, like Kolesnikov and Kameneva, was coming off the 50 free remaining, dropped a 57.88 fly break up for third-place Novosibirsk Area.