Russia went to town at day 4 prelims of the European Junior Championships, taking top qualifying spots in five of ten events, including reigning junior world record-holder Kliment Kolesnikov in the 50 back.
Russia gained some ground today in Netanya, while nations such as Denmark and Switzerland earned their first medals of the European Junior Championships. Hungary continued to strike gold along the way.
Young blood is in the water in Netanya, as European Junior Championships kicked off this morning.
Russia’s Kliment Kolesnikov showed his versatility, winning 5 different events.
In the semifinals at the beginning of the session, Morozov blasted a 21.44 to clear the former record of 21.47.
Shortly after hitting a qualifying mark in the 50 back semis, Evgeny Rylov cranked out the fastest 200 back in the world this year, winning with a 1:53.81.
After firing off a new World Junior Record in the men’s 100m backstroke, Russian Kliment Kolesnikov scored a new WJR in the 50m back event.
Italy had a strong showing on the third day of the European Junior Championships taking both the women’s 200 breaststroke and the men’s 100 freestyle…
British swimmers took four events on the second day of the European Junior Championships in Hódmezővásárhely, Hungary…
Katinka Hosszu is entered in three events this morning, including the 200 IM, an event she holds the World Record in.
The Russians have shown great strength in the relays in Singapore, capping it off with a new junior world record from the women’s 4x100m medley team
Daria Gutov (50 back, 100 back, 200 back) and Daria Chikunov (50 breast, 100 breast, 200 breast) have claimed three golds in three days of competition at Russian Juniors.
The final day of the swimming events at the European Games in Baku started off with the men’s 50 freestyle…
Perhaps Russia’s best performance came out of a semifinal and a heat. In the men’s 100 fly, Daniil Pakhomov twice rattled the Junior World Record.
The young Russian swim team continues to impress at the 2015 Baku European Games, expanding their lead in the medal counts after day 4.