Russian swimmers hissed at before their performance in Rio
12:34, 8 August 2016

Russian swimmers hissed at before their performance in Rio

The team came fourth and claimed no awards in the event

12:34, 8 August 2016

The squad of Russian Olympic swimmers was coldly greeted by fans, as they were about to perform in the 4x100 crawl-style relay race event.

‘It was no surprise to me. I expected that sort of reaction. Unfortunately, we won no medals today, but that’s not the bitterest defeat in my career’, Russia’s Vladimir Morozov said as quoted by TASS.

Morozov is one of the swimmers who got the right to perform at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, after the Lausanne’s CAS allowed him to. Previously, the swimmer’s name emerged in the famous report by the special commission chaired by Dr. Richard McLaren.   

The Russian team finished fourth, losing the bronze to Australians. The French claimed silver; and the gold went to the U.S. team led by brilliant Michael Phelps, who thus claimed his 19th Olympic championship.

Related: BBC: Rio 2016: Fina declares seven Russian swimmers ineligible for Olympics

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