Kolesnikov is Again the Only Absence from Heats, on Day 2 of World Juniors

6th FINA World Junior Swimming Championships

Kliment Kolesnikov of Russian Federation, who did not swim in Wednesday’s heats where he was World Junior Record-holder and #1 seed in the 100-meter backstroke, has also bowed out of Thursday’s prelims session. There he is the #3 seed in the 200 IM with 2:00.27, behind Michael Andrew (USA), 1:59.12, and Hugo Gonzalez (ESP), 1:59.91.

All the championship-seeded heats of women’s 100 free, 200 fly and 800 free, as well as the men’s 100 fly and 200 free, are expected to contain their respective athletes.

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Men’s 200m Individual Medley – heats

  • WJR: 1:57.06, Qin Haiyang (CHN), 2017
  • Meet: 1:59.44, Gunnar Bentz (USA), 2013

Start list M200IM

Women’s 100m Freestyle – heats

  • WJR: 52.70, Penny Oleksiak (CAN), 2016
  • Meet: 53.92, Taylor Ruck (CAN), 2015

Start list W100free

Men’s 100m Butterfly – heats

  • WJR: 50.62, Kristóf Milák (HUN), 2017
  • Meet: 52.28, Daniil Pakhomov (RUS), 2015

Start list M100fly

Women’s 200m Butterfly – heats

  • WJR: 2:06.29, Suzuka Hasegawa (JPN), 2017
  • Meet: 2:08.10, Natsuki Akiyama (JPN), 2008

Start list W200fly

Men’s 200m Freestyle – heats

  • WJR: 1:47.00, Alexei Sancov (MOL), 2017
  • Meet: 1:47.55, Mack Horton (AUS), 2013

Start list M200free

Mixed 4x100m Medley Relay – heats

  • WJR: 3:45.85, Russia, 2015
  • Meet: 3:45.85, Russia, 2015

Start list Mixed4x100MR

Women’s 800m Freestyle – slow heats

  • WJR: 8:11.00, Katie Ledecky (USA), 2014
  • Meet: 8:27.55, Sierra Schmidt (USA), 2015

Start list W800free


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6 years ago

I hope WADA has him tested ASAP. Sorry had to say it since he is russian

Reply to  Taa
6 years ago

would you have said it if he was american or from some other country and just as fast? He’s a pretty big guy with really good underwaters and technique. You must want Milak to be tested as well since the two are the same age and Milak also set insane records and won a medal at worlds so that’s even more suspicious right?

Reply to  Taa
6 years ago

you know that racism does not only apply to black people….

Reply to  seeworldswimming
6 years ago

What are you talking about?

russians aren’t a race of people, it’s a nationality. I was simply pointing out that it’s weird to accuse a fast 17 year old of doping simply because of where he’s from. Especially when there is another 17 year old who is ranked even higher in the world which they have no issue with. Because if he was american or Australian or British people would be congratulating him. Nice effort to try and make this about race though.

Reply to  Dudeman
6 years ago

i did not reply to you but to “TAA”. Russians are slavs , and for me attacking a person based on the country that you came from is similar to Racism.
I totally agreed with what you said Dudeman.

Reply to  seetheworldswim
6 years ago

My mistake then, sorry about that

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