Russia Tops Medal Tables at 50th World Military Championships

2018 World Military Championhips

  • August 16-23, 2018
  • Samara, Russia
  • Results

The 2018 edition of the World Military Championships in Samara, Russia was the 50th edition, and the swimmers in attendance (including a number of Olympians) celebrated the effort with 9 new CISM records.

Among the record-breakers was Russian Svetlana Chimrova, who swept all three women’s fly events. Chimrova took the 200 fly (2:07.79) and 100 fly (57.54), both CISM records. Chimrova and Anna Dowgiert of Poland tied for first in the 50 fly at 26.48. Dowgiert was also victorious in the 50 free (25.46).

Fellow Russian Daria Ustinova was another record-breaker taking both women’s backstroke events. 20-year-old Ustinova won the 200 back (2:09.03) and the 100 back (1:00.50), both CISM records.

To continue the Russian dominance, Anton Chupkov swept the 2 men’s breaststroke events. Chupkov’s winning times in the 200 breast (2:07.84) and 100 breast (59.70) were also CISM records.

Another record-breaker was Germany’s Christian Diener, who swept both men’s backstroke events, with his 200 back winning time (1:58.26) being a new CISM record.

The other two CISM records went to Brazil’s Brandonn Almeida in the 400 IM (4:14.20) and the Russian women’s 400 free relay (4:02.31).

Topping the medals table was host nation Russia with 32 medals, 14 of them gold. Brazil and Poland capped off the top three nations with 28 and 15 medals respectively.

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Coach Nico

Thank you SwimSwam for covering this meet by the CISM (International Military Sports Council). There were quite a few athletes traveling to Samara after European Championships or Pan Pacs leading to some interesting races, especially on the men’s side. There’s also a slight increase in participation on the women’s side and the overall level of the competition has risen over the last years. In 2019, all sports will assemble in Wuhan (China) for the Military World Games.


If the time (4.02.31) is correct, perhaps the CISM record was made by Russian women medley (not free) relay.


Brandonn Almeida in the 400 IM (4:14.20) official time was 4:14.40. Please correct the news

The official time, according to the official results, is 4:14.20, as is reported above. Here is the results file, so that you can verify it yourself:

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