Watch Kolesnikov’s 24.00 World Record In 50 Back

2018 LEN EUROPEAN AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

As originally reported:

Russia’s dynamic backstroker, Kliment Kolesnikov, wrecked 6 records with 1 swim as he raced his way to gold in the 50m backstroke tonight in Glasgow.

Most notably, Kolesnikov’s winning time of 24.00 established a new World Record, overtaking the previous supersuited mark set by Liam Tancock set back at the 2009 World Championships at 24.04.

Kolesnikov put the field on notice with his opening round swims, clocking prelims and semi times of 24.58 and 24.25, respectively, to be situated as the 2nd seed after each. However, Kolesnikov launched himself off the blocks on a mission in tonight’s final, set on getting his hand on the wall first.

At 18 years of age, Kolesnikov annihilated his previous personal best entering this meet of 24.46 and crushed the new World Record, World Junior Record, European Record, European Junior Record, Championship Record and Russian National Record with his one monumental 24.00 swim.

This is the 2nd world record set at these championships and within this one session, as Great Britain’s Adam Peaty smashed a 57.00 100m breaststroke earlier.

We’ll see Kolesnikov race the 100m distance beginning tomorrow at these European Championships.

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EX QUAKER
3 years ago

23.99 with no necklace?

Glasgow
Reply to  EX QUAKER
3 years ago

I believe the necklace gives him a mental edge.

Snarky
Reply to  Glasgow
3 years ago

It’s made out if Nelson is!

Snarky
Reply to  Snarky
3 years ago

Meldonium not Nelson is. Darned auto correct.

SprintDude9000
Reply to  Snarky
3 years ago

I want a “Nelson” necklace….whatever that means!

Glasgow
Reply to  Glasgow
3 years ago

Not bad, not bad indeed.

MTK
Reply to  EX QUAKER
3 years ago

Interesting that Kolesnikov and Chupkov both sport the necklace for all races.

SumTing Wong
Reply to  MTK
3 years ago

Like Putin .

USA
3 years ago

@1:29 how were ALL of them under WR pace?

YTHO
Reply to  USA
3 years ago

The line moves with the same speed across the pool. It basically just represents the average speed of the record, not the actual “ghost” of the swimmer who set it.
Everyone appears to be ahead of the line at the start, because the actual swimmers can get a huge lead with their underwater. The underwater of the line is calculated into the average speed of it, making it look like it is always catching up near the finish. Swimmers tend to fade a little at the end, but the line will never lose speed, and is “swimming” even faster because of its constant speed+underwater, so no matter what, the line will always be the slowest at the start and… Read more »

Tea rex
3 years ago

Just rewatched his start. Kolesnikov practically kisses the block on “take your mark” then has some cirque du soleil- worthy spinal flexibility on the takeoff

Snarky
Reply to  Tea rex
3 years ago

The kid is for real!

Aquajosh
3 years ago

So interesting to note the difference in builds between Kolesnikov, who has little discernible muscle tone and looks very much like a teenager, and Ryan Murphy, who is yoked and resembles a bodybuilder. Crazy to think what Kliment could do as he gets older and puts on muscle.

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Aquajosh
3 years ago

And sometimes that change in body habitus doesn’t work out. Look at Schooling, Missy Franklin. It probably will work out, but it’s not a given. Tough to imagine him generating that arm speed turnover if he were more “yoked.:

BDL SWIM
3 years ago

Ryan Murphy vs. Kolesnikov will be very interesting come 2020. I’m American, so I am rooting for Murphy, but Kolesnikov’s momentum is undeniable. If he is breaking world records at 18 (very rare in men’s swimming), he could be untouchable come Tokyo.

AWSI DOOGER
3 years ago

The 50s are so boring they need to end quickly

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  AWSI DOOGER
3 years ago

Says Mr. Slow Twitch.

Somefella2
Reply to  AWSI DOOGER
3 years ago

They do – this one ended after 24.00 seconds!!

BMW
3 years ago

*Russian breaks world record*
USADA: *looks away*

Concerned
Reply to  BMW
3 years ago

Right, I do want to remind people that the Russian Federation is currently banned by the IAAF (track and field) because of widespread, state-sanctioned doping. They keep having to extend the sanction since Russian had until very recently made no serious steps whatsoever towards reforming.

If FINA refuses to get serious with doping, how are we supposed to trust performances like this?

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