4 Males Earn First Olympic Berth On Opening Day of Russian Trials


4 male swimmers put their title on Russia’s 2021 Olympic staff on the opening day of their nationwide trials in Kazan, with all 4 being first-time Olympians.

The primary qualifying occasion of the meet was the boys’s 400 IM, the place 18-year-old Ilya Borodin reset each his Nationwide and World Junior Information in a time of 4:11.17 to earn a spot on the staff.

Borodin, the 2019 World Junior Championship silver medalist within the occasion, now ranks second on the planet this season.

Inserting second within the occasion was 20-year-old Maxim Stupin, who took a second off his greatest time in 4:14.20 to simply clear the FINA ‘A’ reduce of 4:15.84 and earn his first Olympic berth.

The following Olympic qualifying occasion got here within the males’s 400 free, the place Martin Malyutin produced an enormous negative-split to run down Alexander Egorov and win the occasion in 3:45.92, with Egorov the runner-up in 3:46.17. Each set new greatest instances to get properly below the ‘A’ reduce of three:46.78.

Aleksandr Krasnykh, a 2016 Olympic finalist within the 200 free who additionally raced the 400 in Rio, ended up putting fifth in 3:50.79.

The one different occasion the place Olympic qualification was on the road tonight was within the girls’s 400 IM. And whereas 16-year-old Anastasia Sorokina was properly off the ‘A’ normal of 4:38.53, her time of 4:43.44 did break a longstanding nationwide youth report from 1984.


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