Belarus Open Day 3 Dazzled By Three National Records and Two Junior Records

2021 Belarus Open

On the third day of the 2021 Belarus Open, three national senior records and tw0 national junior records went down in Brest. Among the record-breakers was Alina Zmuhsko, first punching her ticket to Tokyo with a 1:07.01 morning prelims effort, just dipping under the 1:07.07 automatic cut and establishing a new Belarusian national record. Also in prelims, Angelina Malaschenko broke the national junior record at 1:09.92, breaking Anna Smolskaya‘s former record of 1:10.24.

Into finals, Zmushko re-affirmed her national record with a 1:06.62, now rankings No. 15 in the world this season behind Japanese teammates Kanako Watanabe (1:06.51) and Reona Aoki (1:06.56), both registered at the 2021 Japan Olympic Trials.

Also breaking a breaststroke national record in Brest was Ilya Shymanovich, nailing 26.46 in the prelims of the  50 breast  to shave nine one-hundredths off his previous best. Shymanovich later won the event final at 26.89, staying under 27 seconds. Shymanovich is now the second-fastest swimmer in the world this season, only behind Italian Nicolo Martinenghi (26.39).

2020-2021 LCM Men 50 Breast

2Ilya
Shymanovich
BLR26.4604/23
3Adam
Peaty
GBR26.6904/14
4Kirill
Strelnikov
RUS26.7804/05
5Arno
Kamminga
NED26.8004/09
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The third Belarusian national record came from Ivan Shamshurin, nabbing the 200 fly national record at 1:59.41. Winning the event was Russian Alexander Pribytok (1:57.49) and Ukrainian Igor Troyanovsky (1:58.25).

Picking up the second national junior record of the meet was Alesya Akinchits, winning the 400 free with a new standard of 4:18.70, dropping five seconds from prelims.

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leisurely1:29
1 month ago

26.46 isn’t that impressive for a 50 fly…

hzmusicswim
Reply to  leisurely1:29
1 month ago

No one swam fly ? It was a 26.46 breaststroke. And also I doubt you go 26 in your 50 long course fly

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