2018 FINA SHORT COURSE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Tuesday, December 11th – Sunday, December 16th
- Hangzhou, China
- Tennis Centre, Hangzhou Olympic & International Expo Center
- Live Results (Omega)
It was a record-breaking race in tonight’s men’s 100m IM, with Russian teen Kliment Kolesnikov breaking through the pack with the gold medal. Kolesnikov stunned veterans and the 2016 World Champion Michael Andrew of America with his winning time of 50.63, a new Championship Record.
Kolesnikov’s mark also checks-in as a new World Junior Record, while runner-up Marco Orsi‘s time of 51.03 registered a new Italian National Record for the 27-year-old. Japan’s Hiromasa Fujimori doubled up on his 200m IM bronze with another medal of the same color in this sprint event. Fujimori touched in 51.53, just .23 off of Kosuke Hagino’s Japanese National Record.
Race video courtesy of Alex Muni.
As originally reported:
MEN’S 100 IM – FINAL
- WR – 50.26 – Vladimir Morozov – RUS – 2018
CR – 50.66 – Markus Deibler – GER – 2014 WJR – 50.90 – Kliment Kolesnikov – RUS – 2018
- Kliment Kolesnikov – RUS -50.63
- Marco Orsi – ITA – 51.03
- Hiromasa Fujimori – JPN – 51.53
Kliment Kolesnikov lowered his own world junior record and set a new meet record as well, leading from start to finish and taking the win with a time of 50.63. Marco Orsi took 2nd in 51.03, while Hiromasa Fujimori moved from 6th to 3rd on the back half of the race to take bronze with a time of 51.53.
Defending champion Michael Andrew finished 4th in 51.58, over two-tenths faster than his winning time from 2016.