Kolesnikov Wipes Out Supersuited 50 Backstroke World Record


Russia’s dynamic backstroker, Kliment Kolesnikov, wrecked 6 records with 1 swim as he raced his way to gold in the 50m backstroke tonight in Glasgow.

Most notably, Kolesnikov’s winning time of 24.00 established a new World Record, overtaking the previous supersuited mark set by Liam Tancock set back at the 2009 World Championships at 24.04.

Kolesnikov put the field on notice with his opening round swims, clocking prelims and semi times of 24.58 and 24.25, respectively, to be situated as the 2nd seed after each. However, Kolesnikov launched himself off the blocks on a mission in tonight’s final, set on getting his hand on the wall first.

At 18 years of age, Kolesnikov annihilated his previous personal best entering this meet of 24.46 and crushed the new World Record, World Junior Record, European Record, European Junior Record, Championship Record and Russian National Record with his one monumental 24.00 swim.

This is the 2nd world record set at these championships and within this one session, as Great Britain’s Adam Peaty smashed a 57.00 100m breaststroke earlier.

We’ll see Kolesnikov race the 100m distance beginning tomorrow at these European Championships.

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Big Dog

So many WRs ending in .00
And now 24.00
What a great swim

Sgo Bears

Last week, 58.00. Earlier today, 57.00. Now, 24.00. All these new world record are SO close to breaking new second barriers!


They haven’t paid homage to Dean Farris yet.


Another suited WR off the books, good day. For the men, we have 9 more individual suited WRs remaining (long course). The women only have 3 individual long course WRs remaining in the long course.


Mens 50, 100, 200, 400 and 800 free, 200 bk, 100, 200 fly, 400 IM left – would like to see Dressel get the 100 fly at least and maybe sprint frees this year – maybe Kalisz 400 IM?


Womens 200 free, 50 bk and 200 fly – I have a feeling that 200 fly will stand for a long time. That 50 back could go soon!! and I think 200 fr will be gone by or in the Tokyo final


womens 4×200 relay could go this year….

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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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