Two 14-Year Olds Trade Russian Youth Championship Record in Girls’ 50 Breast

Russian Youth Swimming Championships

  • May 4-8, 2021
  • Volgograd, Russia
  • Long Course Meters (50 meter pool)
  • Girls aged 13-14 (2007 & 2008 births)
  • Boys aged 15-16 (2005 & 2006 births)
  • Live Results

The future of the Russian women’s breaststroke field, already one of the deepest in the world, grew a little brighter on Tuesday in Volgograd, when a pair of 14-year old girls attacked the Russian Youth Swimming Championships Meet Record in the 50 breaststroke.

First, in prelims, Elizaveta Prokhorova led the way with a top time of 32.24, which knocked almost four-tenths of a second off the old Meet Record of 32.63 that was set in 2019 by Yulia Beznosova. But not far behind Prokhorova in the heats was Ralina Gilyazova, who in the final took the record away in 31.88.

Gilyazova already swam 31.67 at the Russian Championships in April.

Between those two new record-breakers, Benosova, Olympian-to-be Evgeniia Chikunova, and 15-year olds Iana Shakirova and Elena Bogomolova, Russia has 6 swimmers born 2004-or-later who have already been at least 32.2 in the event. 5 of them have been 31.6 or faster, ranking among the 8 fastest European juniors this year.

The highlight of the boys’ competition through 2 days of racing so far in Russia came in the 100 free, where a trio of swimmers who will turn 16 this year were all under 52 seconds: Roman Akimov led the way in 51.68, while Matyev Chesakov (51.95) outbattled Yaroslav Ded (51.96) for 2nd place.

That swim marks a big drop for Akimov, whose previous best time coming into the meet was a 53.51 from December. Chesakov (.88 seconds) and Ded (.24 seconds) also swam best times.

Day 1 Results (Top 3 Finishers)

Boys

400 m freestyle

1. FILIPETS Andrey (Rostov region) – 3: 58.73
2. AKIMOV Roman (Moscow region) – 3: 59.95
3. LUZIN Savely (Sverdlovsk region) – 4: 01.02

100 m backstroke

1. KALABIN Stepan (Moscow) – 56.54
2. CHICHIN Artem (Moscow) – 57.29
3. STRAKHOV Sergey (Moscow) – 57.3

200 m breaststroke 

1. KISELEV Ivan (Vologda region) – 2: 18.73
2. LITVINOV Kirill (Moscow) – 2: 19.86
3. LEONOV Dmitry (KhMAO – Ugra) – 2: 20.54

50 m butterfly

1. GIMALOV Georgy (St. Petersburg) – 25.02
2. FILIPPOV Evgeniy (Moscow) – 25.07
3. LITVINOV Kirill (Moscow) – 25.22

4×100 m freestyle 

1. Moscow (Matvey CHESAKOV, Stanislav KLYKOV, Stepan KALABIN, Artyom KISLENOK) – 3: 29.03
2. Krasnodar Territory (Maksim V. Vlasov, Valery Mityazov, Georgy PEREVERZEV, Mikhail POPOVICH) – 3: 31.38
3. Saint -Petersburg (Shevlyakov Evgeny, Salov Ivan, BEKIN Ivan, Kovalev Maxim) – 3: 31.39

Girls

100 m freestyle

1. EGGI Vlada (St. Petersburg) – 57.54
2. ORDINA Anastasia (Penza region) – 57.99
3. POLESCHUK Maria (Moscow) – 58.15

200 m backstroke 

1. OVSYANNIKOVA Yaroslava (St. Petersburg) – 2: 16.89
2. ZARUBENKOVA Daria (Novosibirsk region) – 2: 19.26
3. Kozel Nicole (Moscow) – 2: 20.99

50 m breaststroke

1. GILYAZOVA Ralina (Republic of Tatarstan) – 31.88 RS
2. PROKHOROVA Elizaveta (Murmansk region) – 32.70
3. KOTELNIKOVA Anastasia (Khabarovsk Territory) – 33.01

200 m butterfly

1. FOKINA Serafima (Volgograd region) – 2: 20.22
2. YURIEVA Yaroslava (Moscow) – 2: 20.56
3. STRYUK Ekaterina (Kaliningrad region) – 2: 20.59

4×100 m freestyle 

1. St. Petersburg (EGGI Vlada, Vrucevich Polina, MOSHARINA Varvara, DZUDTSOVA Diana) – 3: 55.96
2. Moscow (POLESCHUK Maria, POPOVA Alexandra, KLIMENKO Olga, ZAKHAROVA Alisa) – 3: 56.32
3. Penza region (ZAKHAROVA Ekaterina, ANTONOVA Valeria, FAM Alina, ORDINA Anastasia) – 3: 59.96

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Yozhik
1 month ago

Matvey Chesakov.

swammer
1 month ago

Guilty of not being impressed by these times at first due to a certain girl named Pilato..still awesome times!

Corn Pop
Reply to  swammer
1 month ago

More a story of breastroke being fashionable in certain countries .Australian youngsters do not like breastroke because they look like dorks on Tik Tok . I have this on good authority from a 10 year old .

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