2017 Vladimir Salnikov Swim Cup
After hammering the World Junior Record books all year, Russian 17-year old Kliment Kolesnikov has broken the senior World Record in the men’s 100 short course meter backstroke to open the 2017 Vladimir Salnikov Swim Cup in Russia.
Kolesnikov swam a 48.90 in the event, which knocked out Matt Grevers‘ old record of 48.92 that was set in December of 2015.
Kolesnikov dropped .09 seconds from his swim at the European Short Course Championships exatly a week ago, and has undercut the World Junior record in this event 5 times in the last 5 weeks.
Grevers’ opened his former World Record swim in 23.56, closing in 25.36. By comparison, Kolsenikov opened his swim in just 24.09, but closed in a blistering 24.81 to break the record.
Other records broken by Kolesnikov’s swim:
- Russian Record – Stanislav Donets, 48.95 – 2010 Short Course World Championships (relay leadoff)
- European Record – Stanislav Donets, 48.95 – 2010 Short Course World Championships (relay leadoff)
- World Junior Record (unofficial) – Kliment Kolesniov, 48.99 – 2017 European Short Course Championships.