Maria Kameneva Gets 7th Russian Record of the 2019 European Championships


Russia’s Maria Kameneva broke the Russian National Record in the women’s 50 free on Sunday to conclude the 2019 European Swimming Championships in short course meters.

Swimming in the semi-finals of the race, Kameneva posted a time of 23.55 to qualify 1st through to the final. That initial swim broke the old record of 23.64 that was set by Rozaliya Nasretdinova at the 2017 Russian Championships.

Kameneva then took gold in the final with a 23.56 – .01 seconds slower than her record from the semifinals, but still under the old record.  The 20-year old now holds 10 Russian Records in short course meters swimming alone, including this week new standards in the 50 free, 100 back (56.10), 100 IM (57.59), and as part of the country’s women’s 200 free, mixed 200 free, mixed 200 medley relay, and women’s 200 medley relays. That record-breaking women’s 200 medley relay also swam in Fridays finals session, and Kameneva led the relay off in 26.22 – just .07 seconds away from the Russian Record in that race in spite of it being her 3rd swim of the session.

She was followed by Nika GodunArina Surkova, and Daria Ustinova in that relay as the group swam 1:44.96 – missing gold by just .11 seconds behind Poland and Italy.


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