Russian swim star to try out Vágur

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This is surreal to me, but Russian swim star Anastasia Aksenova will arrive at the airport here on the Faroe Islands this Monday evening, to try out practice at Suðuroyar Svimjifelag in Vágur. Yup, the club of Jón Bjarnason where Pál Joensen trains. Aksenova is the Russian 100 meter freestyle record holder (53.20), and won a silver medal in the 50 freestyle at the Russian short course championships this October (25.38, 25.19 in the semi). And an Olympian too, from Beijing 2008. If it works out well, she would like to train here with Jón as coach until the London 2012 Olympics. I’m pinching myself all over here. Via Suðurrás.fo

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