Russian Trials: Yana Martinova first Russian to earn ticket to the London Olympics

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Disclaimer: I don’t understand Russian well enough to be absolutely sure in my translation here, but it looks like Yana Martynova from Tatarstan was the first and only Russian to qualify for the Olympics yesterday, with a winning time of 4:38.69 in the 400 IM, exceeding the FINA A selection cut by 3.06 seconds. Egor Degtyarev was only 0.02 from the selection cut (and FINA A qualifying time) of 3:49.92, but was still happy with his first Russian Championships win, while Elena Sokolova was more unhappy with her 4:12.29 in the women’s 400 freestyle. Read russwimming.ru

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