Popova sets Russian records in 100 and 200 free


Last Tuesday April 19, Veronika Popova crushed the Russian record in the women’s 100 freestyle with a winning time of 54.22, clearing Anastasia Aksenova’s 54.70 from the World Championships in Rome 2009. And then yesterday April 22, she again improved greatly upon the 200 freestyle Russian record, with a 1:56.94 clearing the 1:57.96 set by Yelena Sokolova at Roma 2009. Both these new records were at the Russian Long Course Championships in Moscow.


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