Today, another set of medals was contested at the Russian Swimming Championships held at the Aquatics Palace in Kazan. Anton Chupkov from Moscow won gold in the 200 m breaststroke by finishing the race at 2:07.32.
The swimmer was happy with his performance: “I think I did a pretty good job given that there were no races this year.” Chupkov also stated that in the future, athletes’ general performance will improve. “I think everyone is trying hard. If not now, then in spring, when the qualifiers start, everyone will show their best.”
Alexander Palatov from the Krasnoyarsk Krai came second at 2:10.22. Ilya Khomenko from the Rostov Oblast won bronze at 2:10.59.
Darya Vaskina from Moscow came first in the 50 m butterfly race, finishing at 26.25. “My goal was to win. I registered the competitors with my peripheral vision and noticed I was slighly ahead, so I started working towards the touchpad,” the athlete commented. “This is not my distance per se; I used to swim butterfly before, but it was a while ago. I tried to do my best and succeeded,” Vaskina said.
Anita Grishchenko from the Novosibirsk Oblast won silver (26.44), while Darya Tatarinova from St. Petersburg came third (26.57).
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