The international swimming Federation has published the calendar of the 2021 world Cup in swimming. In the calendar of the world Cup included six stages. The final stage will be held in Kazan from 28 to 30 October 2021, according to the FINA website.

The competition will be held in a 25-meter pool and will be the qualifying starts for the world short course swimming Championships, which will be held in Abu Dhabi (UAE) from December 13 to 18, 2021.

Vladimir Morozov (photo: Jack Spitser)

Honored swimming coach Gennady Turk has died

Famous Soviet swimmer and Russian coach Gennady Turk has died at the age of 72, reports RT.

According to the pupil of the Turkish, four-time Olympic champion Alexander Popov, the cause of death of his mentor was a massive stroke. The specialist was promptly taken to a hospital in Switzerland and was put into an induced coma, from which he was unable to get out.

Among the pupils of the Turkish, in addition to Popov, are Olympic Champions Vladimir Pyshnenko of Russia, as well as Australians Michael Klim, Petria Thomas and Matthew Dunn.

The first gold in history, a world record. How Efimova became the first world swimming champion from Russia

11 years ago, on August 2, 2009, Yulia Efimova won the 50-meter breaststroke and brought Russia the first women’s gold at the world Championships.

A day earlier, on August 1, the qualifying heats were held, following which the Russian showed the best result and set a championship record of 30.24 seconds. On the same day, Efimova confidently reached the final, showing the third result among all participants in the semifinals.

In the final, the athlete from Russia set a world record of 30.09 seconds and brought Russia the first women’s gold at the world Championships, just 0.02 seconds ahead of American Rebecca Soni, who took silver, and 0.07 seconds ahead of Sarah Katsulis from Australia.

Shortly before that, on July 28, Efimova lost to Rebecca Soni in the 100-meter breaststroke final and earned silver.