Kolesnikov Rockets Russia To Top Of Medal Standings In Copenhagen

EUROPEAN SHORT COURSE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017

Russia got off to a roaring start in Copenhagen, in large part courtesy of 17-year-old Kliment Kolesnikov. The teen fired off a new meet, European and World Junior Record en route to victory in the men’s 200m backstroke to set the tone and give his nation its first gold of these championships. He was also an integral part of Russia’s gold medal-winning men’s 4x50m freestyle relay, leading off in a wicked-fast split of 21.24 to score his 2nd World Junior Record of the day.

Teammate Aleksandr Krasnykh added another top prize to Russia today, taking the men’s 400m freestyle. Finally, Kirill Prigoda collected silver behind Italy’s Fabio Scozzoli in the men’s 50m breaststroke. As such, the nation sits as the sole nation in front of the overall medal count with 4 medals in all.

Through just one day of competition, Italy, Hungary, Lithuania, France and Poland are all on the board, tied with 2 medals apiece.

  MEDAL TABLE AFTER 6 EVENTS
RANK NOC WOMEN MEN MIXED TOTAL
G S B TOTAL G S B TOTAL G S B TOTAL G S B TOTAL RNK BY TOTAL
1  RUSSIA 3 1 4 3 1 4 1
2  ITALY 1 1 2 1 1 2 2
2  HUNGARY 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2
4  LITHUANIA 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2
5  FRANCE 1 1 2 1 1 2 2
5  POLAND 1 1 2 1 1 2 2
7  FINLAND 1 1 1 1 7
8  NORWAY 1 1 1 1 7
8  GREAT BRITAIN 1 1 1 1 7
8  SWEDEN 1 1 1 1 7
TOTAL 2 2 2 6 4 4 4 12 6 6 6 18

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After 16 years at a Fortune 1000 financial company, long-time swimmer Retta Race decided to change lanes and pursue her sporting passion. She currently is Coach for the Northern KY Swordfish Masters, a team she started up in December 2013, while also offering private coaching. Retta is also an MBA …

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