Evgeny Rylov 1:56 Grants Teen Top 5 World Ranks Slot; Natalia Lovtsova Leaping Again

Evgeny Rylov, courtesy of Arena

Evgeny Rylov, a Youth Olympics silver medallist on 1;57.08 last year, stepped up for his first four-lap senior national crown on backstroke on the penultimate day at the Russian Swimming Championships in Moscow, his new career high of 1:56.44 granting him fourth on the current world rankings; and more on the new lease of life for Natalia Lovtsova beyond two doping bans

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Evgeny Rylov, a Youth Olympics silver medallist on 1;57.08 last year, stepped up for his first four-lap senior national crown on backstroke on the penultimate day at the Russian Swimming Championships in Moscow, his new career high of 1:56.44 granting him fourth on the current world rankings; and more on the new lease of life for Natalia Lovtsova beyond two doping bans

Comments

beachmouse

While I feel sad to say I’m suspicious of most of the Russians now, I’ve got a soft spot for new mums, and hope that a clean Zueva-Fesikova continues to do well after maternity leave. Always nice to see a female pro athlete do well when she’s got toddlers in tow or a babe in arms.

MPalota

I’m around this sport – which I love – for 40+ years as an athlete, coach, administrator / official and a parent. it breaks my damm heart to see we’re STILL dealing with the scourge of PED’s.

We’ve gone from State Plan 1401 to the Chinese to Michelle Smith and now we’ve got “tainted” meat, “impure supplements”, accidental injections & banned doctors… It is to weep.

I’ve always said that the biggest problem with PED’s is that they really work.

emg1986

Hang on, Natalia Lovtsova has tested positive twice but hasn’t been given a permanent ban. That is actually ridiculous!! Fina need to grow a pair and go after dopers. Because they can!

Chris

Surely FINA should know if the length of bans and when people should be allowed back to compete? If there was a appeal this should be supported by FINA or CAS. Again this makes FINA look ineffective.

Craig Lord

Yes MPalota _ and they really damage, hurt and harm, too, on a number of levels.

Chris

Yes two positives should mean lifetime ban but they often don’t particularly if the person admits the offence or helps drug authorities in their inquires in other cases.

Viva la Bang

Are people being paid off for cover ups and reduced bans?

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