2021 FINA SHORT COURSE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Thursday, December 16th – Tuesday, December 21st
- Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reported by Michael Hamann.
Men’s 100 Back Final
- World Record: 48.33 – STEWART Coleman (USA) 29 AUG 2021
- Championship Record: 48.95 – DONETS Stanislav (RSF) 19 DEC 2010
- World Junior Record: 48.90 – KOLESNIKOV Kliment (RSF) 22 DEC 2017
Top 8 finishers:
- Shaine Casas (USA): 49.23
- Kliment Kolesnikov (RUS): 49.46
- Robert Glinta (ROU): 49.60
- Pavel Samusenko (RUS): 49.65
- (TIE) Kacper Stokowski (POL)/Guilherme Guido (BRA): 49.80
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- Apostolos Christou (GRE): 49.91
- Lorenzo Mora (ITA): 49.93
The United States’ Shaine Casas pulled off the upset win in the men’s 100 back, touching first in 49.23 two tenths ahead of Russian star Kliment Kolesnikov. Casas was out the fastest in the field, flipping in 23.29 to Kolesnikov’s 23.53 and was able to hold on for the gold.
Kolesnikov settles for the silver, well off of his lifetime best and former World Record of 48.58. Romania’s Robert Glinta touched in third for the bronze in 49.60, just barely outtouching Russia’s Pavel Samusenko’s 49.65. Samusenko charged hard with the field’s fastest back half of 25.82 but ran out of space to run down the leaders.
You can’t not like this guy.