Today was the 2nd
day of the qualifying stage of the Russian Swimming Cup in Penza. After the results of the 1st
day of the competition our guys analyzed their mistakes and today they did their best and brought their countries and themselves a very good results!
day was completed with the following results: Men 100m Butterfly:
Luis Emigdio Vega Torres (Cuba) –55.75
Salvador Vieira Gordo (Angola) –56.81
Isihaka Irankunda (Rwanda) –1:04.00
Saddam Ramziyеrzoda (Tajikistan) – 1:08.07 Women 100m Butterfly:
Lorena Gonzalez (Cuba) – 1:05.79 Men 200m Freestyle:
Ado Gargović (Montenegro) – 1:59.29 Women 200m Freestyle:
Arina Baikova (Latvia) – 2:06.63
Lorena Gonzalez (Cuba) – 2:12.60
Habibat Ogunbanwo (Nigeria) – 2:14.51 Men 800m Freestyle:
Franci Aleksi (Albania) – 8:48.13 Men, 50m Back:
Abeku Gyekye Jackson (Ghana) – 28.39 Women, 50m Back:
Bisma Khan (Pakistan) – 31.46 Salvador Vieira Gordo
(Angola) –56.81 set the new national record of Angola both Junior&Open; Bisma Khan
(Pakistan) – 31.46 set the new national record of Pakistan; Habibat Ogunbanwo
(Nigeria) set a new national record of Nigeria - 2:14.51
«The race felt good, I'm excited that I beat my first Angolan Open age group record which belonged to one of my biggest idols in Angolan swimming. I'm really excited to see what I can do once tapered and shaved for Russian Championships, I definitely think I can be faster and improve this record!» - said Salvador Vieira Gordo (Angola).
«I am really happy, I broke my record for 50 backs after almost 2 year. Feeling not the best, but still I managed to make it. It was a nice swim overall» - said Bisma Khan.
"The second day of the Russian Swimming Cup went well. The results of all athletes are satisfactory, especially considering our current stage of training. Great news, Salvador set a new record of Angola in the 100m Butterfly and Bisma set a new record of Pakistan in the 50m Backstroke. Franci also showed a good result, considering the fact, that it was his first start after a long break. Saddam improved his score by 4 seconds. Ado was also able to improve his time after the Tatarstan Swimming Cup in January 2021. Some are still getting used to the environment, but I think that participating in any competition is a real experience," - commented Pavel, coach of the FINA Development Center team in Kazan.
Tomorrow is the last day of the competition. Disciplines in which our athlete will perform: 50m Freestyle, 50m Back, 400m Freestyle. We wish good luck to our athletes and we are waiting for a new national records and personal best time!
Photo by Andrey Demin