Kolesnikov Posts Another World-Leading 50 BK on Day 4 of Russian Champs

2022 RUSSIAN SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Anton Chupkov roared to victory in the men’s 200 breast today at the 2022 Russian Swimming Championships, blasting a 2:07.79. He led a great field of breaststrokers, with Fellow star Kirill Prigoda taking 2nd in 2:08.35, while  Aleksandr Zhigalov came in 3rd at 2:09.29. As he usually is, Chupkov was phenomenal on the back half of the race, splitting 32.55 and 32.78 on the last two 50s, for a 1:05.33 on the final 100. Prigoda was out 0.69 seconds faster than Chupkov on the first 50, splitting 29.10, but was out-split by Chupkov on each of the remaining 50s.

2021-2022 LCM Men 200 Breast

ZacAUS
Stubblety-Cook
05/19
2:05.95 (WR)
2Anton
Chupkov
Rus2:07.1907/21
3Kirill
Prigoda
RUS2:07.2507/21
4Matt
Fallon
USA2:07.9107/27
5Yu
Hanaguruma
JPN2:07.9903/05
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Kliment Kolesnikov rewrote his own world-leading time in the men’s 50 backstroke, tearing to a 23.93. The swim scared the World Record, which Kolesnikov himself holds at 23.80 from last summer. Impressively, he won the race by nearly a second. Evgeny Rylov, who has recently received a 9-month ban from FINA, finished 4th in finals with a 25.11. Rylov won Gold in both the 100 and 200 back at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics last summer.

2021-2022 LCM Men 50 Back

HunterUSA
Armstrong
04/28
23.71 (WR)
2Justin
Ress
USA23.9204/28
3Kliment
Kolesnikov
RUS23.9304/27
4Shaine
Casas
USA24.0004/28
5Apostolos
Christou
GRE24.3608/15
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Kolesnikov wasn’t satisfied with just one victory, however, going on to win the men’s 50 free final as well. Kolesnikov popped a 21.69 in the 50 free, clocking the #3 time in the world this year. Daniil Markov took 2nd in 21.85.

2021-2022 LCM Men 50 Free

2Benjamin
Proud
GBR21.3206/24
3Michael
Andrew
USA21.4106/24
4Bruno
Fratus
BRA21.4905/22
5Maxime
Grousset
FRA21.5706/24
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Nika Godun sped to victory in the women’s 100 breast final, clocking a 1:06.66. Godun used a speedy first 50 of 31.60 to get out to the lead, and then was able to tack on a 35.06 coming home.

Anna Chernysheva took the women’s 200 IM in 2:14.84, massively out-splitting the rest of the field on the backstroke leg with a 33.83 split. She also led the field in breaststroke, splitting a 38.26, though her freestyle wasn’t as great, coming in at just 33.57.

Anna Egorova won the women’s 400 free in 4:06.04.

 

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Seamus
6 months ago

“world leading” at 3rd place, amazing how the russians do it

euroswim
6 months ago

Could have easily been a world record for Kolesnikov. He had a pretty bad touch in that swim.

Stewart 100 back gold in Fukuoka
Reply to  euroswim
6 months ago

FINA should be thankful for this touch, otherwise they have to review their own rules again to see whether the record can be ratified.

HJones
Reply to  euroswim
6 months ago

He had room to take another full stroke. The dude is the king of awful finishes–he seriously lost 0.2-0.3 on his 100 BK in Tokyo which cost him the gold and the WR.

Troyy
6 months ago

Kolesnikov still gaining speed in free. Perhaps he’ll be under 47 by the time the ban ends.

swimmerfromjapananduk
6 months ago

he said he was coming out of early retirement, such a shame putin took away his chances and so many of his potential teamates to perform on the world stage

Big Mac #1
Reply to  swimmerfromjapananduk
6 months ago

It almost seems like he is not the one who wanted him to come out of retirement

Swimguy4848
6 months ago

Russia winning all 3 backstroke events at worlds

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Admin
Reply to  Swimguy4848
6 months ago

Bet.

dddddddd
Reply to  Swimguy4848
6 months ago

i thought they were banned

Big Mac #1
Reply to  dddddddd
6 months ago

R/woosh

Jojorab
Reply to  Swimguy4848
6 months ago

I like that timeline since Russia never invades Ukraine 🤨

PFA
Reply to  Swimguy4848
6 months ago

I’m willing to bet my entire life savings against this

McKeown-Hodges-McKeon-Campbell
6 months ago

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McKeown-Hodges-McKeon-Campbell
6 months ago

chupkov’s time isn’t world leading, as zsc was 2:07.00 in december

Scuncan Dott
Reply to  McKeown-Hodges-McKeon-Campbell
6 months ago

Fastest time in 2022

IM FAN
6 months ago

Kolesnikovs raw speed in the backstroke is kinda ming boggling.

And while I understand this meet became the sudden priority of the Russian season with little notice, Rylov seems to just be phoning it in. I have a sneeking suspicion that he might go tye Sergey Karjakin* route of throwing his career in the dumpster to be a martyr for Putin’s regime instead.

* Since I realize many may not know who he is, Sergey Karjakin is a Ukrainian-Russian former chess prodigy who challenged Magnus Carlsen for the world title in 2016. Born in Simferpol in Crimea, he has ties to Putin’s regime and in 2009 became a Russian citizen and became an outspoken supporter of Putin, supporting… Read more »

KoiFish
Reply to  IM FAN
6 months ago

Did not expect to see Karjakin referenced here! But I could absolutely see that with regard to Rylov’s career, such a shame