Kolesnikov Picks Up 2nd World Junior Record Of The Day In 50 Back


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Not long after he won gold and lowered his junior world record in the men’s 100 IM, Russian Kliment Kolesnikov set another in the 50 back, finishing in a time of 22.77 to place 4th.

That swim improves his previous record of 22.82, which he set at the Russian National Championships last month. That swim had him tied for 10th all-time in the event, and after going .05 faster in the final, he remains in that position as Shane Ryan swam an Irish Record of 22.76 to overtake him.

Prior to his 22.82, Kolesnikov’s WJR and best time stood at 22.83 from men’s 4×50 medley relay the 2017 European Championships.

Kolesnikov’s teammate Evgeny Rylov won the event in 22.58, putting him 2nd all-time, and silver medalist Ryan Murphy broke the official American Record and moved to #4 all-time in 22.63 (if you’re wondering why Peter Marshall‘s 22.61 isn’t the American Record, click here).


  1. Florent Manaudou (FRA), 22.22
  2. Evgeny Rylov (RUS), 22.58
  3. Peter Marshall (USA), 22.61
  4. Ryan Murphy (USA), 22.63
  5. Guilherme Guido (BRA), 22.68
  6. Xu Jiayu (CHN), 22.70
  7. Stanislav Donets (RUS) / Junya Koga (JPN), 22.74
  8. Shane Ryan (IRL), 22.76
  9. Kliment Kolesnikov (RUS), 22.77

Kolesnikov is the world record holder in the long course version of the 50 back, as he went 24.00 this past August at the European Championships to break a nine-year-old super-suited record previously held by Liam Tancock (24.04).

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About James Sutherland

James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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