Swimming hockey box: world Cup short course swimming, kicks off in Canada

Плавание на хоккейной коробке: ЧМ на короткой воде стартует в Канаде

Team Russia Olympic swimming ends season with a world championship on short water which will pass in Canada.

From 6 to 11 December in Windsor will be played 46 sets of medals.

Over the past few years swimmers on what arenas did not swim — and the velodrome in Berlin, and at the football stadium in Kazan. Organizers are increasingly turning to the practice of temporary placement of the pool on the spacious arena, which was originally for water sports are irrelevant. Windsor swimmers will compete in the hockey arena. Before the competition pool even visited a local Junior team “Windsor Spitfires”, which plays in the Ontario hockey League.

And it was not the only remarkable event before the current world Cup two days before the international swimming Federation presented awards to the best swimmers in the aquatic sports at the Olympic season. Best in 2016 by 23-time Olympic champion Michael Phelps (USA) and world record holder Katinka Hossu (Hungary). A special prize was awarded to the world Champions Katie Ledecky (USA) and Adam Peaty (great Britain).

Russian national team structure on tournament in Windsor was formed on the basis of performance in the championship of Russia in Kazan, where it was necessary to perform the selection conditions. In absentia complied with its standards, only three athletes — three-time medalist of the Olympic games Yulia Efimova, medalist of the Olympics in London in relay swimming and winner of the overall world Cup this season, Vladimir Morozov, and Gregory Tarasevich. Frost in absentia complied with the standards for participation in the championship of the world at the 50m and 100 m freestyle, 100 m complex and 100 m breaststroke, Tarasevich executed standards in the backstroke, and Efimov — in the breaststroke event, but in the end from the start in Windsor still refused because of health problems — she was scheduled for surgery to remove the tonsils, which has not yet taken place.

Morozov after the Olympic games had not only to win the world Cup in the General offset, but also to update the two times world record on a distance of 100 m complex. “Now I really want to regain the world title (short)”, — he noted. Morozov, Nikita Lobintsev and Tarasevich went to Canada from the US and joined the team at training camp in Toronto.

Before this tournament the trainer’s staff of Russian national team decided to withdraw from the two relay races — 4 by 50 and 4 by 100 m freestyle. “This is related to the result shown in the championship of Russia in Kazan, as well as with the competition schedule, where the team leader Veronika Popova will sail an individual race,” — said the chief coach of Russia Sergey Kolmogorov.

But relay races in the competition program and without these two missing — in particular it includes the mixed that are already familiar for the fans. And, despite the fact that the Russian team will not perform neither a medalist in Rio Evgeny Rylov and Anton Chuprov not originally planned to start this tournament, the team intends to compete for prizes and the individual distances and in the relays. At the world championship on swimming on short water in 2014, the Russian team won 9 medals, one of which was a gold — kraevoy in the relay 4 × 50 m.

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