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Minakov, Druzhinin Qualify For Tokyo On Day 5 of Russian Trials
April 7, 2021
2021 RUSSIAN NATIONAL SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
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.