2016 Russian Nationals: Day Four Finals Live Recap

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Live coverage of day four finals of the 2016 Russian Nationals. Hit refresh for the latest coverage.


  • Women’s 50 Breast (Finals)
  • Men’s 100 Free (Semis)
  • Women’s 200 Free (Finals)
  • Men’s 200 Fly (Finals)
  • Women’s 200 Fly (Semis)
  • Men’s 200 Breast (Semis)
  • Women’s 200 IM (Finals)

Women’s 50 Breast Finals: 

Natalia Ivaneeva of Volgograd Region and Tatiana Chisca of Moldova delivered matching times in finals of the women’s 50-meter breaststroke. The two dashed to matching 31.12’s to split the gold. Posting third overall was Anna Ganus of Krasnoyarsk Territory with a 31.39 to be the only other athlete under the 32-second mark.

Valentina Artemyeva (32.02), Daria Chikunova (32.24), Maria Temnikova (32.29), Alena Efimova (32.33), and Margarita Dryamina (32.45) completed the top heat.

Men’s 100 Free Semi-Finals:

Andrey Grechin moved up in semi-finals of the men’s 100-meter free to occupy the top seed after stopping the clock at a 48.26. That sits below the qualifying standard of 48.57 and makes him the only swimmer of the evening to slide underneath the standard. Grechin’s time moves him to 11th in the world rankings for 2016.

Finishing second in semi-finals was Alexander Sukhorukov who stopped the clock at a 48.60.

Grabbing the third-place seed was Vladimir Morozov with a time of 48.70.

Stepan Surkov moved up from his sixth place finish in prelims to fourth in semi’s. Surkov delivered a time of 48.75 to post the fourth-fastest time of the evening.

Danila Izotov and Alexander Popkov posted matching times for fifth going into tomorrow’s final. The pair finished with 48.96’s.

Nikita Konovalov (49.81), and Ivan Kuzmenko (49.38) rounded out the top eight.

Women’s 200 Free Finals: 

A trio of women slid under the Russian qualifying standard in the women’s 200-meter free final. Veronika Popova led the pack throughout the race before posting a final time of 1:56.91, well under the standard of 1:58.12. Popova’s time moves her into the lower echelons of the top 20 world rankings for 2016.

Finishing second was Viktoriia Andreeva with a time of 1:57.35, just ahead of Arina Openysheva’s 1:57.66, both under the qualifying standard. Add fourth place finisher Daria Mullakaeva and her time of 1:59.13 and that will more than likely be Russia’s 4 x 200 freestyle relay.

Popova’s splits: 27.45, 29.33, 30.10, 30.03 = 1:56.91

Andreeva’s splits: 27.45, 29.52, 30.44, 29.94 = 1:57.35

Openysheva’s splits: 28.56, 29.93, 29.94, 29.23 = 1:57.66

Mullakaeva’s splits: 28.22, 30.35, 30.18, 30.38 = 1:59.13

Elena Sokolova (2:00.13), Anna Egorova (2:00.18), Daria Ustinova (2:02.00), and Olesia Chernyatina (2:02.45) rounded out the top eight.

Men’s 200 Fly Finals: 

Daniil Pakhomov delivered the top time in the men’s 200-meter fly finals, stopping the clock at a 1:56.90. Pakhomov finished just over a second shy of the Russian qualifying standard of 1:55.88, but did squeeze into the top 20 world rankings for 2016 at 17th.

Nikolay Skvortsov posted the second fastest time in finals at a 1:57.33, finishing just ahead of third place finisher Alexander Pribytok’s 1:57.71.

Fourth went to Aleksandr Kudashev and his time of 1:59.44, while Evgeny Koptelov became the last swimmer under the 2-minute mark with a 1:59.72.

Sergey Strelnikov (2:00.07), Alexander Kharlanov (2:00.15), and Vladimir Kudryashov (2:00.36) finished sixth through eighth.

Women’s 200 Fly Semi-Finals: 

Svetlana Chimrova turned in the top time in semi-finals of the women’s 200-meter fly with a 2:11.20. Chimrova surged ahead of the competition to finish close to two seconds ahead of the second-place qualifier, Ulyana Vataeva‘s time of 2:13.04. Both will have to turn up the heat in finals to reach the qualifying standard of 2:08.00.

Anastasia Guzhenkova grabbed the third-place seed with a time of 2:14.78 just ahead of Marina Namazova’s 2:14.82.

Also qualifying for the finals were Valeria Shchelkotunova (2:16.12), Daria Shmakova (2:16.28), Maria Arsenyeva (2:16.39), and Daria Budasova (2:16.81).

Men’s 200 Breast Semi-Finals:

Semi-finals of the men’s 200-meter breaststroke were led by a trio of 2:11’s. Kirill Prigoda posted the fastest time of the evening with a 2:11.21. His time sits just outside of the Russian qualifying standard of 2:10.50.

Grigorii Falko and Kirill Mordashev finished second and third respectively in semi’s with times of 2:11.58 and 2:11.93.

Grabbing fourth was Oleg Kostin who stopped the clock at a 2:12.25, while Viatcheslav Sinkevich was fifth overall with a 2:12.88.

Arkady Grigoriev (2:13.37), Vladislav Mustafin (2:15.00), and Denis Shilov (2:15.73) rounded out the top eight.

Women’s 200 IM Finals:

Viktoriia Andreeva turned up the heat in finals of the women’s 200-meter IM finishing well underneath the Russian qualifying standard of 2:13.24. Andreeva delivered a sizzling 2:09.56 to claim first and a ticket to Rio.

Anastasia Osipenko finished second overall with a time of 2:15.67, while Anna Belousova rounded out the top three with a 2:16.28.

Posting fourth was Irina Shvaeva with a 2:16.74 and fifth went to Elena Shipillo’s 2:17.80.

Kristina Vershinina (2:18.07), Alexandra Kramarenko (2:18.70), and Sofya Chichaikina (2:20.82) finished sixth through eighth respectively.

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  1. avatar
    Maria Dobysheva

    Men’s 100 free results need to be corrected
    Top 8 into the finals:
    1. Andrey Grechin, 48.26
    2. Alexander Sukhorukov, 48.60
    3. Vladimir Morozov, 48.70
    4. Stepan Surkov, 48.75
    5. Alexander Popkov, 48.96
    5. Danila Izotov, 48.96
    7. Nikita Lobintsev, 49.05
    8. Ivan Kuzmenko, 49.38.

    Others are out.

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