A rush of Rio 2016 Olympic qualifications brought the Russian Championships to a speedy mid-way point in Moscow today, 24-year-old Vikoriya Andreeva in focus as she followed a 1:57 silver in the 200m freestyle with gold in 2:09.56 and a national record in the 200m medley. On a day when Andrey Grechin and a 48.26 led five men on 48s in the men’s 100m freestyle semis, Veronika Popova clocked 1:56.91 for 200m freestyle gold inside the Rio cut and the first two home in the men’s 200m breaststroke at the helm of three 2:10s also cracked the consideration time for Olympic selection, Andreeva caught the eye
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