2019 LEN EUROPEAN SHORT COURSE CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Wednesday, December 4th – Sunday, December 8th
- Tollcross International Swimming Centre, Glasgow, Scotland
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- Competition Schedule
- Live Results
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- Live Video – LEN TV
Belarusian Olympian Ilya Shymanovich put up an incredible swim tonight in Glasgow while competing on day 3 of the 2019 European Short Course Championships. Racing in the 2nd semi-final of the men’s 100m breaststroke, the 25-year-old busted out a monster personal best of 55.89 to not only claim the top seed but also erase the European Record set by British superstar Adam Peaty at this same competition 2 years ago.
In Copenhagen, Peaty produced a gold medal-worthy time of 55.94 to establish the European Record. Splits for the Briton last time around included 26.06/29.88 to become just the 2nd man ever to dip under the 56-second threshold in the event. The man who did it first and holds the World Record in 55.61 is South African Olympic champion Cameron van der Burgh.
As for Shymanovich here in Glasgow, the Belarusian split 26.21/29.68 to get the job done and land lane 4 for tomorrow night’s final. His time of 55.89 makes him the 2nd fastest performer in history, second only to the aforementioned VDB.
Shymanovich’s previous personal best in this event sat at the 56.10 he produced in Hangzhou, China where he became the Short Course World Championships silver medalist in the event. Splits for that slower swim last year included 26.10/30.00, showing how the man greatly improved his back-end speed between that swim and his incredible 55.89 this evening.