2016 EUROPEAN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Wednesday, July 6 – Sunday, July 10, 2016
- Hódmezővásárhely, Hungary
- Prelims 9:30AM / Finals 5:30PM (Local Time: UTC+2)
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Kliment Kolesnikov of Russia had the swim of the evening at the European Junior Championships in Hódmezővásárhely, Hungary setting a new junior world record in the first event. Kolesnikov won the the men’s 100 backstroke in a time of 53.65 breaking the record of 53.67 set by Canadian Javier Acevedo at the Canadian Olympic Trials in April.
- .Acevedo – 26.48/53.67 (27.19)
- Kolesnikov – 26.10/53.65 (27.55)
*Acevedo’s record still needs to be ratified by FINA
Acevedo broke the Apostolos Christou‘s record of 54.03, which he posted at the 2014 European Junior Championships. The Russian, who was born in 2000, has made some incredible improvements over the last year dropping his lifetime best by almost three and a half seconds. He came into this season with a lifetime best of 57.13.
Seeing Kolesnikov break the record was a surprise. He came into the competition with a lifetime best of 54.66, which he posted in April. In the prelims he put up a time of 55.19 and qualified for the finals in the fourth place position recording a 55.08 in the semi-finals.