March 25, 2020—
World Championship silver-medalist Andrei Minakov has deleted, and apologized for, an Instagram post that he made on Tuesday after the announcement that the 2020 Olympic Games were being postponed until 2021. On Tuesday, Minakov initially reacted with frustration, saying that he “can’t agree that it was the correct decision” and expressing “incredible disappointment . The reaction to his post was largely critical, with people referring to it as “selfish” and “immature.” Minakov, a Russian who was raised partially in the United States, has been able to continue training with the Russi ...
March 20, 2020—
Russian swimming head coach Sergey Chepik has reiterated that most of Russia ‘s top swimmers will continue to train for the Olympics after news broke earlier this week that their Olympic Trials would be postponed indefinitely due to the novel coronavirus pandemic . Thus, Russia ‘s best will train together at a pool in Volgograd, a city located in the southwestern region of the country. Two contingents of Russia ‘s national team were set to travel for training camps in different countries, one to Turkey and one to Armenia, but those trips have been called off. Now, most of the top swi ...
Russia's top #swimmers continue to train.