Svetlana Chimrova Swims 57.7 in 100 Fly at World Military Championship

2017 CISM World Military Swimming Championships

  • December 12-15, 2017
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • LCM (50m) pool
  • Meet Central

At least 19 Meet Records were broke at the 2017 World Military Swimming Championships in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with several Olympians among the champions.

Among the more recognizable names is World Record holder Etiene Medeiros. She broke Championship Records in both the 50 backstroke (28.04) and 100 back (1:00.71). That 100 backstroke time ranks Medeiros 6th in the world so far in the new season – though she’s been 28.00 in the 50 back.

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Russian sergeant Svetlana Chimrova wasn’t on Russia’s roster at the European Championships, and while 13-year old Aleksandra Sabitova was breaking her Junior Records, Chimrova was setting new Meet Records in Rio. She won the 100 fly in 57.76. That’s the world’s 3rd-fastest time, behind only a pair of Chinese swimmers, and the fastest among Europeans in the new season.

Her countrymate Anton Chupkov also byoassed the season-ending short course championships to compete at this meet, and he broke the Meet Record in the 100 breaststroke in 2:09.12. Chupkov is the defending World Champion in that event.

Other noteworthy record-breaking swims:

  • Leanoardo de Deus, Brazil, broke the 200 fly record in 1:55.61
  • Henrique Martins swam a record-setting 51.64 in the 100 fly
  • Swiss private Jeremy Desplanches broke the 200 IM record in 1:57.85 – which is .99 seconds short of his own Swiss Record in the event.
  • Jhennifer Alves Conceicao broke the 50 breaststroke meet record in 30.58, just missing her own Brazilian Record set a week earlier at the Brazil Open in 30.51.
  • Brazilian private Guilherme Costa won the men’s 1500 free in 15:03.35. That’s faster than any other South American has ever been in the event. Earlier this month, he became the first South American under 15 minutes.k
  • Joao Gomes swam a 26.80 to win the men’s 50 breaststroke and beat the Meet Record.


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3 years ago

Spajari won the 100 free with a 48,25 PB

Reply to  Rafael
3 years ago

Exactly the same time of Matheus De Santana when won the 2014 YOG, looking almost unstoppable in his swimming improvements. Hopefully Spajari will be more successful in next three years than Santana, after that great achievement, has been between 2015 and 2017. Talking about Brazilian 400 free relay, already silver medalist at last Worlds, it reaffirms his strenght with 20 year-old Spajari, 21 year-old Santos and 26 year-old Chierighini, author of huge splits in Budapest. At last Worlds there were two great veterans Cielo and Fratus to complete the team, but Brazil has youngsters (Peixoto, Correia and Borges seen at Junior Worlds) to remain very competitive also at next Worlds and Olympics. In the same 100 free at World Military… Read more »

Reply to  nuotofan
3 years ago

Fratus will be at next og for sure as he is 28 and he deserves at least 1 og medal but Cielo is a question mark even if he continues swimming his times might not be enough for the team

Reply to  Rafael
3 years ago

I agree.
High chances that, considering all the swimmers cited (and, who knows?, other new entries), Brazilian men’s 400 free relay will be a serious medal contender both at Worlds2019 and at Olympics2020.

Reply to  nuotofan
3 years ago

Next year at pan psc we will see. As militarily games the relay splits were not showed on the result table but based on the times said by the media team during the 4×100 free relay spajari split an amazing 46,74

3 years ago

2.09.1 in December, that’s very impressive. Chupkovs going to have a an impressive season. watch out at Europeans at the end of the season.

Reply to  Lukes
3 years ago

Normally I would agree but these days 2:09 is a pretty common time and for someone who can go a 2:06 I am sure it’s a cakewalk

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Reply to  Jmanswimfan
3 years ago

Yes, probably. Or not, depending his training. The silver medallist here was Oleg Kostin, 2’11s30…

Reply to  Jmanswimfan
3 years ago

Nevertheless 2.09 is a fast in-season time for 200 breast. I would say a two second drop with taper is par for the course, so yeah we can do the math. I don’t know about this meet though, could be some taper involved so far removed from other important meets.

I don’t think we’ve seen enough shaving of that WR yet. There’s a 2.05 happening soon, maybe even before Tokyo, I feel confident saying.

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