Kazakh Olympic swimming champion skips pet event after injury
JAKARTA Reuters – Kazakhstan’s Olympic champion Dmitriy Balandin skipped the men’s 200 metres breaststroke on the Asian games on Tuesday for fear of irritating a fresh harm however he’ll compete in other routine, a team spokesman said.
FILE 2016 Rio Olympics – Swimming – ultimate – guys’s 200m Breaststroke ultimate – Olympic Aquatics Stadium – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – 10082016. Dmitriy Balandin KAZ of Kazakhstan reacts after winning the gold medal. https://www.indobetpoker.net/REUTERSStefan Wermuth
The 23-yr-historical swept all three breaststroke titles at the 2014 Asian video games in heon earlier than making heritage via giving his country its first Olympic swimming champion in the 200m in Rio.
An damage to his reduce leg has scuppered his probability of defending all three of his titles in Jakarta, although.
“He had a recent damage and a fresh healing so his teach determined no longer to possibility his health within the 200,” the spokesman advised Reuters.
“Dima will swim in different pursuits, the 50m, the 100m and doubtless the medley relay,” he added.
Balandin came out of nowhere to stun the Asian swimming world along with his trio of titles as a youngster in South Korea in 2014, two of them finished in video games’ listing times.
a much bigger shock become to come back on his Olympic debut in Brazil, the place, swimming in lane eight after qualifying because the slowest finalist, he beat American Josh Prenot through seven hundredths of a 2d to recall the 200 breaststroke gold.
Balandin has suffered a nostril-dive in kind considering his Rio triumph made him a countrywide hero in his fatherland, though, and failed to attain the closing of any of the breaststroke pursuits eventually yr’s world championships in Hungary.
His absence capability one much less component to be troubled about for jap duo Ippei Watanabe and Yasuhiro Koseki, who had been first and third fastest in the 200 heats and are expected to fight it out for the title on Tuesday evening.
The Asian games 100m breaststroke is on Wednesday with Balandin scheduled to compete in heat 4, whereas the 50m takes location on Friday with the Kazakh on the start list for the fifth and ultimate warmth.