Ivan Girev took the 100 freestyle meet record below 50 seconds for the first time on the final day of Russia’s Age Group Championships.
The meet featured girls ages 13-14 and boys ages 15-16. The previous 100 freestyle meet record belonged to Evgeny Sedov, who would go on to set several junior world records. His time was 50.11, but Girev went 49.90 at the Russian age meet, which took place in Volgograd.
Three more boys broke meet records, and two did so in both prelims and finals.
Clement Kolesnikov won the 200 backstroke, breaking the meet record twice. He was 2:02.98 in the morning and 2:01.89 to take home the gold in the final. Meanwhile Dmitry Popov won the 200 fly, breaking the meet record wth a 2:00.85 in prelims and destroying that time with a 1:58.95 in the final. That’s just half a second off of the overall Russian junior record in the event. Anatoly Polyakov still holds that record from 1998, at 1:58.48.
Then in the boys 1500 free, Maxim Aleksandrovich went 15:34.26 for a new meet record.
On the girls side, Victoria Nosov and Darya Vaskina each broke championship records.
Nosov won the 50 freestyle, going 26.31. Vaskina, on the other hand, took the 100 butterfly with a time of 1:01.38. In the latter race, Vaskina touched out Jan Kurseva by just .04 seconds to win gold and break the record.