HomeSwimmingAlexander Kudashev Brings Russian Olympic Roster To 18 On Day 4 In Kazan
Alexander Kudashev Brings Russian Olympic Roster To 18 On Day 4 In Kazan
April 6, 2021
2021 RUSSIAN NATIONAL SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
After seven new swimmers certified for the Russian Olympic crew on Monday, Tuesday’s motion solely yielded one new identify to the roster: Alexander Kudashev.
After a fourth-place end on the 2016 Trials, the place he completed three seconds off his greatest time within the ultimate, Kudashev gained the boys’s 200 butterfly tonight in a time of 1:55.48, reducing his earlier better of 1:55.63 and getting properly underneath the FINA ‘A’ normal of 1:56.48.
Kudashev set that earlier greatest time on the 2019 World College Video games, the place he gained gold, and has additionally represented Russia on the 2015 LC World Championships, however that is his first Olympic berth.
The one different Olympic-qualifying swim in a ultimate on Day 4 got here from Anastasia Kirpichnikova within the ladies’s 1500 freestyle, because the 20-year-old gained by practically 40 seconds in 15:58.98. Kirpichnikova set the Nationwide File of 15:53.18 in December, turning into the primary Russian sub-16:00.
This provides a second occasion to her Olympic lineup after she certified within the 400 free on Day 2.
Each the ladies’s 200 free and 200 IM finals noticed the winners fall shy of the FINA ‘A’ reduce, although its potential somebody like Veronika Andrusenko, who gained that 200 free, may very well be added to the crew later for relay functions.
The Russian Olympic roster now stands at 18 swimmers with three days of competitors remaining.