Team Russia is ready for the London Olympics – Day 4, Russian Champs
Cheboksary, Russia - On the fourth and final day of the Russian Championships, eight gold medals were at stake (6 July).
The women’s 200m final was one of the most thrilling finals. Aleksandra Fedoriva inherited all the best from her mother who was part of the national team. Fedoriva showed no mercy to her opponents today setting a European season lead of 22.19 (+1.0) to win the title. She clocked 22.43 in her heat which is further proof of her stable form.
Fedoriva’s opponents Natalya Rusakova who ran 22.49 (22.42 heat) and Elizaveta Savlinis - 22.65 (22.62 heat) may turn out to be important running tools in the Russian 4x100m Relay team.
And please do keep in mind the newcomer Olga Belkina - 22.73 (4th) and the Olympic champion in the Women’s 4x100 Yuliya Chermoshanskaya – 22.82 (5th). And one further historical note, Yuliya’s mother also belonged to the past generation of famous runners in Russia.