Kliment Kolesnikov Entered in 3 Individual Races at Youth Olympic


Russia, who have won a combined 22 medals in the first two editions of the Youth Olympic Games, has one of the strongest rosters at the 2018 edition that will begin on Saturday in Buenos Aires. The country has limited its athletes, however, opting to race for quality over quantity at the meet.

An example is Kliment Kolesnikov, who is the World Record holder in the 50 backstroke in LCM and the 100 backstroke in SCM. He’s entered in just 3 individual events next week: the 50, 100, and 200 backstrokes. That will mean a maximum of 7 events when the 4 possible relays are included – the same number as he swam at the European Aquatics Championships in the summer.

Kolesnikov also holds World Junior Records in the 50 free and 200 freestyle, though, and would have the potential to medal in those races as well.

While some of his peers, including Hungary’s Kristof Milak, are being more aggressive with their schedules in their last junior meets (Milak has 9 individual entries), Kolesnikov is sticking to his typical lineup.

Full Russian Individual Entries (Relay Lineups Not Announced):

  1. Kliment Kolesnikov (Moscow) – 50/100/200 back
  2. Andrey Minakov (St. Petersburg) – 100 free, 50/100 fly
  3. Vladislav Gerasimenko (Kaluga region) – 50/100 breast
  4. Daniil Markov (Novosibirsk Region) – 50/100 free, 50/100 fly
  5. Daria Vaskina (Moscow) – 50/100/200 back
  6. Polina Egorova (Republic of Bashkortostan) – 100/200 back, 100 fly, 200 IM
  7. Elizaveta Klevanovich (Tyumen region) – 50/100/200 free, 50 fly
  8. Anastasia Makarova (Moscow region) – 50/100/200 breast


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Bear drinks beer
2 years ago

Their freestyler is slower than the backstroker and the flyer in 100 free.

2 years ago

what are Kolesnikovs times in the 50 and 200 free for world junior records?

Bear drinks beer
Reply to  Ugh
2 years ago

21.24 and 1:41.75, both short course meters.

2 years ago

Think quantity and quality should be reversed in the furst paragarf

2 years ago

Kristof won’t compete in 9 individual events that’s for sure, He was seriously ill in September, so he won’t risk his main events!

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