2019 LEN EUROPEAN SHORT COURSE CHAMPIONSHIPS
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- Tollcross International Swimming Centre, Glasgow, Scotland
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The Russians are responsible for the first World Record of the 2019 European Short Course Swimming Championships, coming on the 2nd day of competition. Swimming in the final of the mixed 200 medley relay on Thursday, the Russian foursome of Kliment Kolesnikov, Vlad Morozov, Arina Surkova, and Maria Kameneva combined to swim a 1:36.22.
That broke the old World Record of 1:36.40 that was set at the 2018 World Short Course Championships by an American relay that included Olivia Smoliva, Michael Andrew, Kelsi Dahlia, and Caeleb Dressel.
New World Record
Old World Record
|Back – Kliment Kolesnikov||22.67||Olivia Smoliga||25.85|
|Breast – Vlad Morozov||25.40||Michael Andrew||25.75|
|Fly – Arina Surkova||24.94||Kelsi Dahlia||24.71|
|Free – Maria Kameneva||23.21||Caeleb Dressel||20.09|
The Russians used the more traditional male-male-female-female lineup in their record-setting swim, as compared to the Americans who cobbled together the best available group at that year’s Short Course Worlds. The Russian relay included Vlad Morozov, who on Wednesday broke the European Record in the 50 breaststroke in short course meters (25.51), and Maria Kameneva, who earlier in the session broke the Russian Record in the 100 back (but swam freestyle on the relay).
“We have a team with the best specialists in each stroke,” Morozov said after his team’s win. “Still, you never know what can happen in this type of race – though today everything has happened as planned.”
Kolesnikov’s swim was within a tenth of a second of Evgeny Rylov’s Russian Record from last year’s World Short Course Championships.
The swim broke all of these Records in the process:
- World Record – 1:36.40, United States, 2018
- Championship Record – 1:37.71, Netherlands, 2017
- European Record – 1:37.05, Netherlands – 2018
- Russian Record – 1:37.33, Kolesnikov, Kostin, Nasretdinova, Kamenega – 2018