Latvian swimmer Nikolajs Maskalenko has swum his 3rd Latvian Record in two days on Saturday morning at the Latvian Sprint Championships in Riga.
The 21-year old was a 59.09 in prelims of the men’s 100 short course meter breaststroke, which knocked eight-tenths off of his old mark of 59.85.
The swim simultaneously beat out the great Lithuanian breaststroker Giedrius Titenis, who was a casual 1:00.84 to be the 2nd qualifier into finals. Titenis also held the old Meet Record of 1:00.05, swum last year.
Elsewhere in the meet, Finnish teenager Sigrid Sipp took another top seed, posting a 29.24 in the women’s 50 backstroke. She was ahead of Latvian 14-year old Arina Kaikova, who in 30.29 is approaching another National Record (29.47) to go with the one she set in the 100 backstroke on Friday night.