The Russian athletics federation on Wednesday named 31 athletes who will travel to the Olympic Games in London, with the rest of the squad to be unveiled after the ongoing national championships.
Reigning world champions Maria Abakumova, Tatiana Chernova, Tatiana Lysenko, Olga Kaniskina, Anna Chicherova, Yulia Zaripova, Maria Savinova, Valery Borchin and Sergei Bakulin were all included in the Olympic team.
Four 2012 European champions, Irina Davydva, Olga Golovkina, Yury Borzakovsky and Sergei Shubenkov, will also represent Russia at the London Games along with the world record holder in women's pole vault, Yelena Isinbayeva.
The remainder of the team will be named at the Russian Olympic Committee meeting on July 10 after the end of the national championships, which is currently taking place in Cheboksary (Volga region).
RUSSIAN ATHLETICS SQUAD
800m: Yury Borzakovsky
110m hurdles: Sergei Shubenkov
20km walk: Valery Borchin, Andrei Krivov, Vladimir Kanaikin
50km wallk: Sergei Bakulin, Sergei Kirdyapkin, Igor Yerokhin
Marathon: Alexei Reunkov, Grigory Andreyev, Dmitry Safronov
Decathlon: Sergei Sviridov, Ilya Shkurneyev
800m: Maria Savinova
5,000m: Olga Golovkina
10,000m: Yelizaveta Grchishnikova
3000m steeplechase: Yulia Zaripova
400m hurdles: Irina Davydova
20km walk: Olga Kaniskina, Anisya Kirdyapkina, Yelena Lashmanova
Marathon: Lilia Shobukhova, Albina Mayorova, Tatiana Arkhipova
Heptathlon: Kristina Savitskaya, Tatiana Chernova, Olga Kurban
Pole vault: Yelena Isinbayeva
High jump: Anna Chicherova
Hammer: Tatiana Lysenko
Javelin: Maria Abakumova