Day two of the 2018 Russian Swimming Championships took place today and will serve as the selection meet for this year’s European Championships which will be held August 3-12 in Glasgow, Scotland.
Two Russian national records fell yesterday and one more was broken today to highlight the second day of competition, which takes place April 20-25 in Moscow.
Men’s 1500 Free
Ilya Druzhinin began day two of the 2018 Championships with a win in the men’s mile. He broke away from the field with 300 meters to go to touch the wall in a final time of 15:03.36.
Yaroslav Potapov, who held the lead the majority of the race, finished second in 15:07.85. Ilya Siberian took third in 15:18.77.
Men’s 100 Breast
Anton Chupkov used a strong back half to win a tight men’s 100 breast race. He got his hands to the wall first in 59.15.
Kirill Prigoda finished a close second in 59.27 and Ilya Khomenko wasn’t far behind to finish third in 59.48.
Women’s 100 Fly
Svetlana Chimrova handily won the women’s 100 fly, posting a final time of 57.39. She is the current Russian national record holder in this event after posting a 57.17 at this meet last year.
Fourteen-year-old Aleksandra Sabitova posted an impressive 58.18 for second as the only other swimmer under the one-minute mark. Sophia Lobova finished third in 1:00.17.
Women’s 50 Free
Maria Kameneva sprinted her way to first in the women’s 50 free, stopping the clock in a swift 24.61. That time set a new Russian national record.
Arina Surkova finished second in 25.05 and Daria Ustinova took a close third in 25.10.
Women’s 200 Back
Darya Ustinova cruised to first in the women’s 200 back, finishing nearly two seconds ahead of the field. She posted a final time of 2:07.84.
Second went to Anastasia Vdeeva (2:09.25) and Polina Egorova (2:09.94) finished third.
The third day of competition will see finals in the men’s 100 free and 200 fly as well as the women’s 100 breast and 50 back.