Chimrova, Zhilkin Break Records in Night 4 of Russian Nationals

Svetlana Chimrova. Photo Courtesy: SIPA USA

Day four of the 2018 Russian Swimming Championships was another fast one.

The meet in Moscow will serve as the selection meet for this year’s European Championships which will be held August 3-12 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Women’s 1500 Free

Anna Egorova won the 1500 free in 16:30.89 in what turned out to be a very close race with Anastasia Kirpichnikova (16:40.16). Yana Kurtseva was third in 16:46.05.

Women’s 200 Fly

Svetlana Chimrova won the 200 fly in 2:07.54, earning a Russian record and utterly dominated the field. She finished seven seconds ahead of Marina Namazov, who was runner-up in 2:14.33. Maria Arseneva was third in 2:15.86.

Men’s 100 Back

Evgeny Rylov won the 100 back in 52.67 ahead of Clement Klesnikov, who set an age-group mark at 52.97. Gregory Tarasevich was third in 53.48.

Men’s 200 Breast

Anton Chupkov won the 200 breast in 2:07.81, holding off the rest of the field.

Men’s 200 IM

Andrey Zhilkin won the 200 IM in 1:58.17, setting a national record in the event. He finished more than a second ahead of runner-up Semyon Makovych (1:59.27). Alexander Osipenko was third in 1:59.76.

Women’s 200 Free

Veronika Andrusenko dominated to win the 200 free, finishing in 1:56.07, nearly two seconds ahead of runner-up Victoria Andreeva (1:57.87). Valeria Salmatina was third (1:58.23).

Tomorrow’s finals will include the women’s 100 back and 200 breast and the men’s 200 free and 100 butterfly.