17-Year-Old Artem Selin Clocks 21.25 SC 50 Free At Salnikov Cup


Multi-European Short Course Championships medalist Mariia Kameneva wrapped up another gold at the 2019 Salnikov Cup in St. Petersburg, firing off a winning 100m free time of 52.37.

Splitting 25.27/27.10, Kameneva produced the only outing under the 53-second threshold, giving her a new personal best in the process. Entering this meet her quickest time ever was represented by the 52.47 put up at the 2017 Russian Nationals. Veronika Popova still owns the Russian record in her 52.02 logged 4 years ago.

Kameneva also collected gold in the women’s 100m back this evening, logging a winning effort of 57.85

The men’s 200m free was an ultra-close race that went down to the finish, with the top 3 competitors all separated by .34. Aleksandr Schegolev got it done for gold in 1:43.60, while Nikolay Snegirov settled for silver in 1:43.79. Daniil Shatalov rounded out the top 3 in 1:43.94.

We already reported how 15-year-old Evgenia Chikunova powered her way to a new World Junior Record in the women’s 200m breast. She produced a winning mark of 2:17.71 to blow away her own previous lifetime best of 2:18.59 from last month. You can read more about Chikunova’s impressive performance here.

Svetlana Chimrova registered a winning time of 2:07.02 in the women’s 200m fly, while Nikita Tsmyg got his hand on the wall first in the 20m back in 1:52.76.

Visiting German swimmer Artem Selin, just 17, raced his way to the men’s 50 free meet title in a time of 21.25. That checks in as the teen’s personal best, outperforming his 21.37 that gave him a 10th place finish in Glasgow at this year’s European Short Course Championships.

As such, his time now establishes an even faster German Age Record. Selin’s impressive outing also falls just .01 outside of the 21.24 World Junior Record Russian Kliment Kolesnikov set 2 years ago.

Additional Winners:

  • Alina Zmushko got her hand on the wall first in the women’s 50m breast in 30.03, although runner-up Elena Bogomolova earned a Russian national record for 14-year-olds with her silver medal-worthy 30.39.
  • Hitting the wall within half a second of his own personal best, Andrey Nikolaev stopped the clock in 57.95 to take the men’s 100m breast.
  • A meet record bit hte dust in the form of Irina Krivonogova‘s winning time of 2:08.32 in teh women’s 200m IM.
  • Mikhail Vekovishchev topped Andrei Minakov in the men’s 100m fly, with teh former touching in 49.75 to the latter’s 50.60.

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After 16 years at a Fortune 1000 financial company, long-time swimmer Retta Race decided to change lanes and pursue her sporting passion. She currently is Coach for the Northern KY Swordfish Masters, a team she started up in December 2013, while also offering private coaching. Retta is also an MBA …

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