Kolesnikov Knocks Down Two World Junior Records at Euro SC Champs

EUROPEAN SHORT COURSE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017

Russian teenager Kliment Kolesnikov set new World Junior records in two different events at the 2017 European SC Championships tonight in Copenhagen.

Keep in mind that when FINA established World Jr records in SCM, they set benchmark standards that swimmers needed to beat in order to set the initial record. Therefore, Kolesnikov’s the first person to officially set records in the 50 free and 200 back.

In the 200 back, Kolesnikov swam a 1:48.02, beating out defending champion Radoslaw Kawecki of Poland (1:48.46). That cleared the benchmark of 1:48.86 by over eight tenths. Kolesnikov is now the fastest competitor in the 2017-18 season in this event.

2017-2018 SCM MEN 200 BACK

KlimentRUS
KOLESNIKOV
12/13
1.48.02*WJR
2Radoslaw
KAWECKI
POL1.48.4612/13
3Danas
RAPSYS
LTU1.49.0612/13
4Masaki
KANEKO
JPN1.49.1111/14
5Christian
DIENER
GER1.49.3011/22
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Kolesnikov then led off the Russian 4×50 free relay, which went on to win gold, going 21.24 to clear the 21.32 standard by eight hundredths.

Kolesnikov holds the 100m and 200m WJRs in long course, and he broke Kacper Stokowski‘s SCM WJRs at the Russian SC Champs in November, but those records have yet to be officially ratified by FINA. Kolesnikov turned 17 this summer.

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Emanuele

The next big thing. Without injuries, Tokyo will be his playground.

jmanswimfan

Not if some tests come back

Justsaying

I just want to note that Evgeny Sedov swam a 20.59 in 2014 as a 18 year old and the end of his eligibility as a junior. Hence that would be the correct JWR.

FINA has chosen not to go backwards on world junior records, so that swim was never recognized as the official world junior record.

Justsaying

That is ashame as I assumed that they started recognizing JWRs back in 2013. There should really be a list with the actual JWRs

marklewis

Kliment is 6’6″ at age 17. Backstroke and sprint free are known for tall swimmers. He may be still growing.

Russia has some really good young swimmers. They’ve started to win titles at the big international meets.

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Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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