Day two of the Latvian nationals gave way to an astounding drop in time of the national record in the women’s 100m backstroke.
Kristina Steins has been all over the Latvian national record in the 100m backstroke today, first breaking it in prelims with a time of 1:03.60. That swim broke the previous mark of 1:04.80 set by Arina Baikova earlier this year.
In finals, Steins once again lowered the mark to a 1:02.92, taking a grand total of 1.88 seconds off the national record in one day. With that time Steins finished first with Sigrid Sepp finishing second. Sepp was also under Baikova’s previous record with a 1:04.01. Baikova, the youngest of the bunch, ended up fourth.
The Sk delfins set a new Latvian record in the women’s 4x200m freestyle relay with a time of 9:04.11. The team of Alona Ribakova, Jekaterina Troca, Anastasija Salajeva, and Aleksandra Ribakova were under the 9:05.10 nationa record set back in 2013.
Alona Ribakova had the fastest split of anyone on her team, rocking a 2:08.11 on the lead-off leg. That was the fastest split from any swimmer in the race, including the Mellansvenska women who finished first in 8:50.29.
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Other Event Winners
- Lisa Eriksson – 200m freestyle – 2:09.66
- Alexei Sancov – 200m freestyle – 1:52.56
- Alona Ribakova – 200m breaststroke – 2:34.12
- Ahmad Albader (Kuwait) – 200m breaststroke – 2:17.13
- Janis Saltans – men’s 100m backstroke – 56.06
- Gabriela Nikitina – 50m fly – 27.68
- Nikolajs Maskalenko – 50m fly – 24.49
- Vasilisa Zeliankevich – 400m IM – 5:03.71
- Linus Kanth – 400m IM – 4:27.67