MOSCOW, Russia, June 7. IT has not been a good week to be a Russian record as Moscow has witnessed plenty of national records at the Russian National Championships.
Today, Anastasia Akesenova ripped off a time of 55.51 in the women's 100 free to break the previous standard of 55.58 set by Natalia Mesheryakova way back on May 28, 1995.
The record was drug-tainted as Mesheryakova later tested positive for anabolic steroids in 1997. Mesheryakova was the 50 free champ at the 1997 European Championships, and finished second in the event at that year's World Championships.