Tie-Break: Zanko Tops 59s For Rio Ticket; Snap, World Jun Champ Chupkov & Prigoda

Anton Chupkov, flanked by Reece Whitley, left, and Andrius Sidlauskas at World juniors last year
Anton Chupkov, flanked by Reece Whitley, left, and Andrius Sidlauskas at World juniors last year

Tricky deliberations ahead for the Russian swimming federation and two of those on an all-59s podium in the men’s 100m breaststroke final on the third day of action at national championships in Moscow. First home inside the Rio 2016 Olympic cut of 59.99 was Vsevolod Zanko, on 59.72, then two men on 59.94, 0.05sec clear of the target time but not clear of each other, World junior champion Anton Chupkov and Kirill Prigoda matched; Russian record of 57.79 for Svetlana Chmirova for 100 ‘fly crown and Rio ticket

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Ben Allen

Craig – I’m pretty sure the 200m Freestyle was semis and not finals

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