© / Maxim BogodvidEvgeniya Chikunova
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MOSCOW, 22 Jul – Evgenia Chikunova won first place in the 200m breaststroke at the Friendship Games international competition in Kazan.
Chikunova covered the distance in 2 minutes 20.41 seconds, exactly two seconds ahead of the victorious result of the American Lilly King at the 2022 World Championships, where Russian athletes were not allowed. Second place at the Friendship Games went to Maria Temnikova (2:23.16), Vitalina Simonova was third (2:25.64).
In men, Ilya Borodin won the 200-meter complex, overcoming the distance in 1 minute 58.30 seconds. The second place was taken by Alexei Sudarev (1:58.99), the third – Maxim Stupin (1:59.75). Borodin is the silver medalist of the World Championships in short course, the European champion, as well as the gold and silver medalist of the European Championships in short course. The athlete won all the medals at a distance of 400 meters with a complex.
At a distance of 1500 meters freestyle for men, Mikhail Petrachenko became the winner of the Friendship Games. He covered the distance in 16 minutes 39.10 seconds. The second was Anton Korobov (17:02.40), the third place was taken by Kirill Kovrov (17:17.40).
International swimming competitions “Friendship Games” will last in Kazan until July 25.
In March, the International Swimming Federation (FINA) suspended Russian and Belarusian athletes from participating in competitions due to the situation in Ukraine.