2018 LEN EUROPEAN AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS
- August 3-9, 2018 (swimming portion)
- Glasgow, Scotland
- Tollcross International Swimming Centre
- Meet Central
- Psych Sheet
- Live Results
Russian standout Kliment Kolesnikov just sealed up a trifecta of World Junior Records, taking down the 50m WJR mark set by America’s Michael Andrew at last year’s World Junior Championships.
Competing in tonight’s semi-finals at the European Championships in Glasgow, the 18-year-old threw down a personal best effort of 24.25 to take the 2nd seed behind Romania’s Robert Glinta. Glinta’s time is a new Romanian national record in itself and both men now rank among the top performers ever in the event. Glinta moves into #3, overtaking the now-retired Aussie Bobby Hurley, while Kolesnikov becomes the 6th fastest performer ever.
Kolesnikov already holds the WJR in the 100m back in 52.97 and the 200m back in 1:55.14. We’ll see what both men have left in tomorrow night’s final.
Top performances in the men’s 50m back ever, entering these Euros:
|24.04||Liam Tancock||GBR||2009 World Champs||8/2/2009||Rome|
|24.07||Camille Lacourt||FRA||2010 European Swimming Champs||8/12/2010||Budapest|
|24.13||Robert Hurley||AUS||FINA Swimming World Cup 2013||10/17/2013||Dubai|
|24.24||Junya Koga||JPN||2009 World Champs||8/2/2009||Rome|
|24.33||Randall Bal||USA||2008 Eindhoven Open||12/5/2008||Eindhoven|