Rozaliya Nastretdinova Fights For Individual Spot on Olympic Team At Russian Nationals

Photo Courtesy: Xinhua/Ding Xu

Rozaliya Nasretdinova representing Moscow, grabbed top seed in the 50 free prelims of the Day 7 at Russian Olympic Trals. This result is just 0.12 shy of the Olympic A Cut. 19 years old Nasretdinova who won this event at Universiade last summer, owns Junior World Record with 24.88, the result she will be trying to challenge in her next swims. Yesterday Nasretdinova placed fourth in the 100 free finals which most likely qualify her for 4×100 Olympic relay. 50 free is her last chance to make the team in an individual event.
Maria Kameneva with 25.44 and Darya Kartashova with 25.52 seeded second and third.
4. Elizaveta Bazarova, 25.66
5. Natalia Lovtsova, 25.78
6. Darya S. Ustinova, 25.89
7. Veronika Popova, 25.90
8. Ekaterina Kudinova, 25.92

Yaroslav Potapov from Volgograd Region heads first into the 1500 free finals. His time 15.26.92 is far off from Olympic Cut 15:04.22. Ilya Druzhinin (15:32.34) and Alexander Prokofyev (15:38.88) rounded out the top 3 for the finals.
4. Egor Sokolov, 15:38.92
5. Sergey Bolshakov, 15:40.01

Tonight’s program is:

Women 200 backstroke finals
Men 100 butterfly finals
Women 800 freestyle finals
Men 50 free finals
Women 50 free semifinals

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Author: Maria Dobysheva

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Maria Dobysheva is contributor, photographer and translator for Swimming World. She is a former swimmer for Dinamo Swim Club in Saint Peterburg, Russia, and an alumni of the Dinamo Olympic school. She also had a stint on the Russian National Junior Team.

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