2018 FINA SHORT COURSE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Tuesday, December 11th – Sunday, December 16th
- Hangzhou, China
- Tennis Centre, Hangzhou Olympic & International Expo Center
- SCM (25m)
- Provisional Entry List
- Entries Book
- Meet Schedule
- Prelims: 9:30 am local, 8:30 pm ET / Finals: 7:00 pm* local, 6:00 am ET
- S. Live Stream (Finals – First Three Days)
- S. Live Stream (Prelims, Finals Last Day)
- FINA TV Livestream (All Sessions)
- Live Results (Omega)
While the American men broke the world record in the 400 free relay in a time of 3:03.03, the Russians weren’t far behind as they broke the European Record and swam the 2nd fastest relay in history.
Russia finished just .08 back of the U.S. in 3:03.11, breaking the European Record of 3:03.78 set by France at the 2014 Championships. The Russian team was made up of Vladislav Grinev, Sergey Fesikov, Vlad Morozov and Kliment Kolesnikov.
Trailing by over a second at the 200m mark, Morozov (45.06) and Kolesnikov (45.46) had the two fastest splits in the field to almost run down the Americans. If they had left Evgeny Rylov (46.09 lead-off) and Ivan Girev (46.17) on the team from the prelims rather than bringing in Grinev and Fesikov, they may have beat the Americans. The prelim swims of Rylov and Girev added to the finals swims from Morozov and Kolesnikov bring them to an add-up of 3:02.78.
Below, check out a split comparison of the new and old European Records:
|France, 2014 SC Worlds||Russia, 2018 SC Worlds|
|Mignon – 47.05||Grinev – 46.38|
|Gilot – 46.13||Fesikov – 46.21|
|Manaudou – 44.80||Morozov – 45.06|
|Metella – 45.80||Kolesnikov – 45.46|