Two Junior World Records went down on the final day of competition at the Russian National Championships in Moscow.
Evgeny Sedov who earlier in the competition took down kiwi Daniel Bell‘s mark in the 50 butterfly twice in one day, matched the feat in the 50 freestyle posting a time of 22.11 in the prelims and then 22.07 in the semi-finals. Sedov matched and then broke Australian Luke Percy‘s standard of 22.11. Just as in the 50 butterfly Sedov had been faster than the standard in March, recording a 21.98, but this was before April 1st which was the date that FINA officially recognized any new junior records.
Sedov went on to record a 22.08 in the men’s final which put him just outside of the medals.
Vlad Morozov won the event in a time of 21.55, which puts him in the third place position in the world rankings behind Brazilians Cesar Cielo (21.39) and Bruno Fratus (21.45). This was the second top three ranking that Morozov put up in the last 24 hours, recording the second fastest 50 backstroke this year in Friday night’s finals.
He was followed by Andrey Grechin who finished in a time of 21.94 and Sergey Fesik who posted a 22.03.
Svetlana Chimrova set a new Junior World Record in the winning the women’s 50 butterfly in a time of 26.24 beating her own mark of 26.32. Chimrova’s time ties her with Melanie Henique of France for eighth in the world rankings. Anastasia Lyazeva finished second in a time of 26.65 followed Rosalia Nasretdinova who touched in a time of 26.72.
That was not the only excitement on the evening as Vyachesla Prudnikov and Nikita Konovalov took over the top two spots in the world rankings in the men’s 100 butterfly. Prudnikov won the event in a time of 51.60 followed by Konovalov who finished in a time of 51.83 while Eugene Korotyshkin posted the seventh fastest time in the world hitting the wall in a time of 52.09.
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Daria Ustinova took the women’s 100 backstroke in a time of 59.78 tying Georgie Davies of Great Britain for fourth in the world rankings.
Ustinova who set a new Junior World Record earlier in the competition posting a 2:08.02 in the 200 backstroke was not able to challenge Mie Nielsen‘s record of 59.36. She was followed by Anastasia Klyarovskaya who posted a 1:01.67 and Alexandra Papusha who finished in a time of 1:01.70.
Nikita Lobintsov took the men’s 200 freestyle in a time of 1:46.76 which is good enough for ninth in the world. Alexander Sukhorukov finished second posting a time of 1:47.39 followed by Viacheslav Andrusenko who touched in a time of 1:47.88. The fourth man in was Artem Louzov who finished in a time of 1:48.27. The four make up a relay team that will be in the hunt for the top prize at the European Championships.
Andrei Nikolayev took the men’s 100 breaststroke in a time of 1:00.41, which fell just outside the world’s top 10 while Vitalina Simonova took the women’s event in a time of 1:08.31.
Semen Makovich won the men’s 400 IM in a time of 4:17.55 while Victoria Andreyeva taking the women’s 200 IM in a time of 2:12.20.
Full results can be found here