Minakov, Druzhinin Qualify For Tokyo On Day 5 of Russian Trials



The Russian Olympic workforce grew to twenty on the fifth of seven days of motion on the nation’s Trials meet in Kazan, with Andrei Minakov reserving his first look on the Video games and Ilya Druzhinin incomes his second.

Minakov, a 19-year-old who has frolicked coaching within the U.S. and is dedicated to attend Stanford College, completed second in an epic closing within the males’s 100 freestyle, edging out 2019 World bronze medalist Vladislav Grinev for a person spot on the Olympic workforce.

Minakov clocked 47.77, two-tenths off the World Junior File he set in October, to complete within the runner-up place behind Kliment Kolesnikov and qualify for his first Olympics. Minakov received the non-Olympic 50 fly earlier within the meet in a finest time of 23.02, and is coming off of successful a person silver medal within the 100 fly on the 2019 World Championships.

Kolesnikov broke Grinev’s Nationwide File in 47.31 so as to add a second occasion to his Olympic program, whereas Grinev (47.89) and Vladimir Morozov (48.18) will possible get added to the workforce as relay-only swimmers after the meet, ought to they fail to qualify within the 50 free.

Druzhinin, who debuted with a Thirteenth-place end within the males’s 1500 free on the 2016 Olympics on the age of 18, completed second to Alexander Egorov within the 800 free, getting underneath the FINA ‘A’ reduce of seven:54.31 in 7:53.92.

Egorov’s victory (7:48.25) offers him two particular person occasions on the Video games after putting second within the 400 free on Day 1.

Within the different particular person finals of the session, Anton Chupkov and Kirill Prigoda added the 200 breast to their schedules after already qualifying within the 100 earlier, whereas Svetlana Chimrova fell shy of the ‘A’ normal in successful the ladies’s 200 fly. Already certified to race the 100 fly in Tokyo, the 24-year-old will possible get a shot to race the 200 there anyway.


Males Occasion(s) Ladies Occasion(s)
Ilya Borodin 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
Anton Chupkov 100/200 breaststroke Anastasia Fesikova 100 backstroke
Ivan Girev 200 freestyle Evgeniia Chikunova 100 breaststroke
Evgeny Rylov 100 backstroke Yuliya Efimova 100 breaststroke
Kliment Kolesnikov 100 backstroke, 100 freestyle
Alexander Kudashev 200 butterfly
Ilya Druzhinin 800 freestyle
Andrei Minakov 100 freestyle


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