From Siberia with Love
Posted on 25, March 2014
The first entrant for the 2014 gala was our competitor from Russia Roman Tolstik. Roman explained to us that he comes from the Novosibirsk region of Siberia. To get to Limerick Roman took a four hour flight to Moscow followed by a four hour flight to London and then a modest hop to Shannon. Last year he participated in the British Masters and this year decided to go one step further.
Roman specialises in backstroke and planned to have a go at the world record for the 50m backstroke in his age group but is was not to be on this occasion despite a second attempt on Sunday morning. Roman also has some unusual training routines and sent us some photos from his winter training program. We wish him well and hope we may see him back in Limerick again in the future”.