Today, Russia’s new record for young swimmers was set in Kazan’s Aquatics Palace. It was set by Anna Chernysheva from the Moscow Oblast, who finished the 200 m medley race at 2:14.15.
The previous record, 2:14.38, was set in Helsinki in 2018 by Anastasiya Sorokina.
“I am very happy with my performance. My goal was to win and to swim my best and I achieved it,” Chernysheva said. The swimmer commented that swimming was hard after an extensive break caused by the pandemic: “Right now I feel fine, but it was hard at the start: my physical form and muschels were gone, I’ve grown up a little, so I had to learn how to swim again.”
Irina Krivonogova from the Penza Oblast came second (2:14.87), while Alexandra Tsvetkovskaya from the Voronezh Oblast finished third (2:15.36).
The day came to a close with the men’s 4 x 200 freestyle race. Gold was won by athletes from Moscow (7:08.36). The St. Petersburg swimming team came second (7:12.05), while the Tatarstan team won bronze (7:23.14).
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