Kolesnikov Moves To #2 All-Time With WJ, Champ Records In 100 IM


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Russian junior standout Kliment Kolesnikov won his first gold medal of the 2018 Short Course World Championships in the men’s 100 individual medley, as he became the 2nd fastest performer of all-time in 50.63.

Kolesnikov had broken his junior world record of 51.35 in 50.90 in the semi-finals, and further lowers that here and also adds the Championship Record. That previously belonged to Germany’s Markus Deibler, who held the mark at 50.66 from the 2014 Championships.

Kolesnikov moves past Deibler, Ryan Lochte and Peter Mankoc to take over #2 all-time, with his countryman Vlad Morozov (50.26) the only swimmer ever to go faster. This is also the 11th fastest swim in history, as Morozov hangs onto the top-10.


  1. Vladimir Morozov (RUS), 50.26
  2. Kliment Kolesnikov (RUS), 50.63
  3. Markus Deibler (GER), 50.66
  4. Ryan Lochte (USA), 50.71
  5. Peter Mankoc (SLO), 50.76

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So Morozov has swum faster than 50.63 10 times in his life? Wow. Respect.

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Michael Andrew will be racing this 18 year old for many years to come.

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James Sutherland

James formerly competed for the Laurentian Voyageurs in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in February of 2018, placing 11th at the OUA Championships in the 200 IM, and graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics in May. He …

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