2020 RUSSIAN SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Sunday, October 25th – Friday, October 30th
- Aquatics Palace, Kazan, Russia
- LCM (50m)
- Olympic-qualifying competition
- SwimSwam Preview
- Day 1 Recap/Day 2 Recap/Day 3 Recap/Day 4 Recap
World Junior Record #2 has fallen at the hands of a Russian while competing at the nation’s 2020 Long Course Championships.
Yesterday we saw 18-year-old Andrei Minakov break through with a new World Junior Record in the men’s 50m fly posting a time of 23.05 in the semifinal.
Tonight, we turned to the men’s 400m IM, with 17-year-old Ilya Borodin putting on a show en route to gold. Borodin clocked a stellar time of 4:11.50 here in Kazan to not only take over the 400m IM Russian national record but also overtake the WJR mark of 4:11.93 Apostolos Papastamos clocked last year at the World Junior Championships when he won the event.
Borodin’s 4:11.50 sliced .43 off of that record but also laid waste to his own national record of 4:12.95 he logged last year for silver behind the aforementioned Greek swimmer.
Splits for Borodin’s swim tonight included the following:
Borodin’s performance renders the teen just outside the top 25 performers all-time in this event, all ages, worldwide.
For additional perspective, Borodin’s 4:11.50 here would rank him as the 2nd fastest 17-18-year-old American ever, sitting only behind Michael Phelps’ National Age Record of 4:09.09 registered in 2003.
Finally, Borodin’s time tonight would have rendered him as the bronze medalist at last year’s senior World Championships.