Russia Announces World Championships Roster

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By Maria Dobysheva

Russian Swimming has announced its roster for the first-ever home World Championships held in Kazan July 24, – August 9.

Swimming starts on August 2 and traditionally attracts the most attention. One of the highlights of the first night will be 4×100 relay where Russia is among top contenders for gold but some spots for the relays remained vacant until today.

Head coach of Russian swim team Anatoly Zhuravlev revealed some names that got vacant spots on the team and made it to Kazan through qualifying at European Games in Baku and University Games in Gwangju. Artyom Lobuzov who won 200 free (1:47.59) at Russian Cup in Ruza this weekend, may still be addede for 4×200 relay.

Worth mentioning that silver medalist in London Evgeny Korotyshkin, along with 2014 breakthrough sprinters Oleg Tikhobaev and Evgeny Sedov are not on the team. Overall, the team have made 15 women and 22 men.

Women:

1. Yulia Efimova (50, 100, 200 breaststroke)
2. Anastasia Fesikova (Zueva) 50, 100 back
3. Daria K Ustinova (100, 200 back)
4. Natalia Lovtsova (50, 100 freestyle, 50, 100 butterfly, 400 relay)
5. Veronika Popova (100 free, 800 relay, 400 relay)
6. Arina Opyonysheva (400 free, 800 relay, 400 relay)
7. Irina Prikhodko (200 back)
8. Anna Polyakova (100 fly)
9. Maria Kameneva (50 free, 400 relay)
10. Vitalina Simonova (200 breast)
11. Yana Martynova (400 Individual medlaey)
12. Victoria Andreeva (800 relay, 400 relay)
13. Valeria Salamatina (800 relay)
14. Daria Mullakaeva (800 relay)
15. Maria Astashkina

Men:

1. Vladimir Morozov (50, 100 free, 50 breast, 50 back, 400 relay)
2. Evgeny Rylov (100, 200 backstroke)
3. Grigory Tarasevich (100, 200 backstroke)
4. Alexander Krasnykh (200, 400 freestyle, 800 relay)
5. Alexander Sukhorukov (100, 200 free, 800 relay, 400 relay)
6. Anton Chupkov (200 breast)
7. Ilya Khomenko (200 breast)
8. Alexander Kudashev (200 fly)
9. Semen Makovich 400 IM
10. Alexander Osipenko (400 IM)
11. Daniel Pakhomov (200 fly)
12. Alexander Popkov (100 fly)
13. Vytcheslav Prudnikov (100 fly)
14. Nikita Lobintsev (800 relay, 400 relay)
15. Vyatcheslav Andrusenko (800 relay)
16. Mikhail Dovgalyuk (800 relay)
17. Danila Izotov (400, 800 relay)
18. Andrey Grechin (400 relay)
19. Stepan Surkov (400 relay)
20. Ernest Maksumov
21. Kirill Prigoda
22. Evgeny Koptelov

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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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