Russian Team Set for World Championships

MOSCOW, Russia, February 12. RUSSIAN swimming will be sending a strong squad to next month's World Championships in Melbourne. The roster is headlined by backstroker Arkady Vyatchanin, who should be a major player in the chase for dorsal medals. Meanwhile, Yuri Prilukov will anchor the distance-freestyle contingent for the men and Anastasia Ivanenko will hold down the distance events for the women.

Here's a look at the Russian roster for World Champs.

Men
Evgeni Lagunov
Andrei Kapralov
Andrey Grechin
Sergey Fesikov
Andrey Seriy
Sergey Perunin
Nikita Lobintsev
Vitaly Romanovich
Aleksandr Selin
Yuri Prilukov
Arkady Vyatchanin
Roman Sludnov
Dmitri Komornikov
Grigory Falko
Aleksandr Ovchinnikov
Nikolay Skvortsov
Evgeny Korotyshkin
Andrey Krylov

Women
Anastasia Ivanenko
Anastasia Zueva
Vitalina Simonova
Elena Bogomazova
Natalia Sutiagina
Irina Bespalova
Yana Martynova
Olga Shulgina

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