Russian Trials: Lobintsev failure enrages national coach Vorontsov


At the Russian National Championships today, Olympic medal-winning swimmer Nikita Lobintsev finished 13th in the 400 meter freestyle, leaving national team coach Andrei Vorontsov feeling “outraged” and “offended”, suggesting it will cost Lobintes a place at the European Championships next month. There are now doubts over who will represent Russia in the 400 meters in London, after eventual winner Yegor Degtaryev finished outside the qualification time, and the places may be decided at other competitions.

“I’m just outraged, I’m angry, I’m offended by what I saw today in the pool,” Vorontsov said.
“I don’t need swimming like today’s, and nor do the teammates he might leave in the lurch in a relay race.”

Read more here on RIA Novosti, on SwimmingWorld Magazine and see all results here (If you can read Cyrillic letters :-)


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