Kliment Kolesnikov, Ranomi Kromowidjojo Win Euro SC Top Prizes

EUROPEAN SHORT COURSE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017

Russian teenager Kliment Kolesnikov and Dutch veteran Ranomi Kromowidjojo led the final money tables at the 2017 European Short Course Championships. After 5 days of competition at the Royal Copenhagen Arena, which included 30,000 tickets sold, 2 World Records, 4 European Records, 10 World Junior Records, and 11 Championship Records, the pair each walked away with €20,000 ($23,600) in prize money to lead all competitors.

The €220,000 ($260,000) prize pool was divided not on a totality of results but on a ranking of each athlete’s single-best performance in the meet. 12 men and 12 women collected money, with the best male and best female performer each taking home €20,000.

Kolesnikov has quickly risen to international stardom. After finishing as high as 4th, in a World Junior Record, in the 200 back at Worlds, he jumped to the top of the podium in Copenhagen and won 4 gold medals and took a silver at this weekend’s European Championships at just 17 years old. That includes individual titles in the 100 and 200 meter backstrokes. He missed out on the sweep in the 50 backstroke by .02 seconds. He also had 7 World Junior Record breaking swims at the meet, and came within .08 seconds of breaking the senior World Record in the 100 backstroke.

His swim of 48.99 in that 100 back was worth 995 FINA points and was the one that won him the big prize. His national teammate Vlad Morozov took 2nd with his 20.31 in the 50 free (92 points) and another Russian Kiril Prigoda took 3rd thanks to a 2:01.11 in the 200 breaststroke.

Adam Peaty‘s European-Record breaking 55.94 in the 100 breaststroke was the highest-placing non-Russian swim at 982 FINA points.

Russia dominated the meet’s medals table, winning 18 total medals. That included 15 on the men’s side – over 25% of the 60 total men’s medals awarded.

The women’s side had the prizes, both medals and money,distributed much more widely.

The top 3 finishers each had 6 medal winners on the women’s side. Hungarian Katinka Hosszu won all 6 events in which she swam, while Ranomi Kromowidjojo had 5 golds and a silver, and Sarah Sjostrom with 3 golds and 3 silvers. Sjostrom’s 3 wins all came in the final day of the meet.

It was Kromowidjojo’s 997-point swim in the 100 free (50.95) that got the big €20.000 prize, however. Hosszu’s 100 IM of 56.75 was good for 995 points, while Sjostrom’s 50 free swim of 23.30 placed her 3rd.

Full Prize Money Breakdown

Prize-money distribution (based on FINA points)

Men

  1. Kliment Kolesnikov (RUS) 995 (100m back, 48.99) € 20.000
  2. Vladimir Morozov (RUS) 992 (50m free, 20.31) € 18.000
  3. Kirill Prigoda (RUS) 983 (200m breast, 2:01.11) € 15.000
  4. Adam Peaty (GBR) 982 (100m breast, 55.94) € 12.000
  5. Mykhaylo Romanchuk (UKR) 977 (1500m free, 14:14.59) € 10.000
  6. Marco Koch (GER) 973 (200m breast, 2:01.52) € 8.000
  7. Fabio Scozzoli (ITA) 971 (100m breast, 56.15) € 7.000
  8. Mikhail Dorinov (RUS) 965 (200m breast, 2:01.85) € 6.000
  9. Danas Rapsys (LTU) 956 (200m free, 1:40.85) € 4.500
  10. Ilya Symanovich (BLR) 956 (100m breast, 56.44) € 4.500
  11. Aleksandr Krasnykh (RUS) 955 (400m free, 3:35.51) € 3.000
  12. Simone Sabbioni (ITA) 954 (100m back, 49.68) € 2.000

 

Women

  1. Ranomi Kromowidjojo (NED) 997 (100m free, 50.95) € 20.000
  2. Katinka Hosszu (HUN) 995 (100m IM, 56.75, pr) € 18.000
  3. Sarah Sjostrom (SWE) 992 (50m free, 23.30) € 15.000
  4. Pernille Blume (DEN) 968 (50m free, 23.49) € 12.000
  5. Charlotte Bonnet (FRA) 962 (200m free, 1:52.19) € 10.000
  6. Boglarka Kapas (HUN) 954 (400m free, 3:58.15) € 8.000
  7. Alicja Tchorz (POL) 952 (50m back, 26.09) € 7.000
  8. Sarah Kohler (GER) 943 (400m free, 3:59.12) € 6.000
  9. Femke Heemskerk (NED) 942 (100m free, 51.93) € 5.000
  10. Kira Toussaint (NED) 938 (100m back, 56.21) € 4.000
  11. Ruta Meilutyte (LTU) 934 (100m breast, 1:03.79) € 3.000
  12. Marie Wattel (FRA) 928 (100m fly, 55.97) € 2.000

Total: € 220.000

World Records (€10,000 each)

  • Netherlands – women’s 4x50m free, 1:33.91
  • Russia – men’s 4x50m medley, 1:30.44

European Records (€5,000 each)

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7 Comments on "Kliment Kolesnikov, Ranomi Kromowidjojo Win Euro SC Top Prizes"

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Kolesnikov broke 7 WJR.
200 back (final), 50 free (relay), 100 back (semi, final), 50 back (qualification, final and medley relay)

Sarah Sjostrom – 55.00 – 100m butterfly, 2nd best performance ever after her own world record – 997

No way 39/100 off WR is 997 points. If I’m looking right 55.00 is 978 points. List is probably correct. Though clearly it hasn’t taken into account recent world records in the 100 free, because with the new list Ranomi’s 50.95 won’t be particularly close to 997 points.

This is bizarre, Sarah goes just .39 off her own WR in 100m fly 54.61, Ranomi is seven tenths off Cate Campbells WR of 50.25!

yes its been calculated with the old old old record of 50,91 from C1.
formula for points if anyone is interested is: WR divided by new time, then raise to the power of 3, then multiply by 1000.
example 100 free women: 50,25/50,95 -> 0,9862….^3 -> 0,95934…. *1000 = 959,34 ~ 959 points

list isnt correctly in the slightest sadly..

A lot of those points were calculated with old records thus creating a (dis)advantage for certain athletes. (only on the women’s side since quite a few of the WR’s were broken quite recently, at the world cups) examples: 1.place women, 100 free, old wr of 50.91 was used (current wr is 50.25), should be 959 pt. 2.place women, 100 im, old wr of 56.67 was used (current wr is 56.51), should be 987 pt. 3.place women, 50 free, old wr of 23.24 was used (current wr is 22.92), should be 951 pt. 4.place women, 50 free same as above.. , should be 928 pt. 5.place women, 200 free, old wr of 1.50.78 was used (current wr is 1.50.43), should be… Read more »

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