A tough struggle for the first place on the podium unfolded between two Russian swimmers in the men’s 100m freestyle event . Vladislav Grinev finished ahead of Vladimir Morozov and set a new World Cup record in this event (47.78).
“It as great! After the CISM World Games in China I realized that I can aim for a new record, and that’s what I tried to achieve here,” Vladislav Grinev said after the heat. “I have done well despite the fact that I haven’t had any serious training before the World Cup – only one month at the training camp. I have reached a new level and I try to maintain it.”
For Vladimir Morozov, who clocked 48.15 in the event, the silve rmedal in this event is the second trophy at the current tournament. Earlier he won in the men’s 50m backstroke event. “The 100m event is more challenging than the 50m one, but the time is good, it’s nearly the same that I usually had at the World Cup legs,” said Vladimir Morozov. “It’s the first heat in which I didn’t take gold. It’s not shameful to lose to Grinev – he’s the guickest swimmer who keeps defending the Russian record in this distance. He showed a decent result.”
Another Russian swimmer, Mikhail Vekovishchev, earned bronze (48.41).
Italy's Arianna Castiglioni, was unbeatable in the women’s 100m breaststroke event (1:07.59). Mariia Temnikova of Russia became silver medallist (1:07.67). “I’m happy, I clocked my best result,” she said. “It’s one of the stages of preparation for the Russian championships. A week ago I participated in the CISM World Games in China; I’m recovering after acclimatization and feel better now.”
Alina Zmushka of Belarus placed third (1:08.11).
Russia’s Daniil Pakhomov topped the podium in the men’s 200m butterfly (1:57.85). Vladimir Kudryashov (1:58.49) and Petr Zhikharev (1:58.51) took silver and bronze respectively.
The competition day concluded with the 4х100 mixed freestyle. The Russian team grabbed gold (3:27.85). Team Australia ended up second (3:31.19); the Korean team rounded out the podium in third (3:31.85).
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