Evgeny Rylov Breaks European Record in 200 Back 1:54.21

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Evgeny Rylov continued his amazing week of swimming in Russia by breaking the European record in the men’s 200-meter back at the 2016 Russian Nationals.

Rylov raced his way to a 1:54.21 for the win.  That swim beat the European record of 1:54.24 set by Radoslaw Kawecki back in 2013.  It also cleared his own Russian record of 1:54.60 set just last year.  Only Mitch Larkin has been faster this year with a 1:53.90 in Australia.

Rylov’s swim moved him up to sixth all time in the event’s rankings.

  1. Aaron Peirsol, 1:51.92, 2009
  2. Ryosuke Irie, 1:52.51, 2009
  3. Ryan Lochte, 1:52.96, 2011
  4. Mitch Larkin, 1:53.17, 2015
  5. Tyler Clary, 1:53.41, 2012
  6. Evgeny Rylov, 1:54.21, 2016
  7. Kosuke Hagino, 1:54.23, 2014

Andrei Shabasov also made the Olympic team with a second-place 1:57.38 to clear the Russian Olympic selection time of 1:57.71.

Grigory Tarasevich (1:57.79), Roman Larin (1:59.25), Nikita Babchenko (1:59.26), Kliment Kolesnikov (1:59.58), Nikita Tretyakov (2:01.16) and Igor Sorokin (2:02.43) also competed in the historic heat.

Мужчины
1. RYLOV Evgeny 1996 мсмк Moscow Region 1:54.21 РЕ* мсмк 941
50m: 26.66 26.66 100m: 55.17 28.51 150m: 1:24.38 29.21 200m: 1:54.21 29.83
2. SHABASOV Andrei 1994 мсмк St. Petersburg 1:57.38 * мсмк 866
50m: 27.57 27.57 100m: 56.93 29.36 150m: 1:27.30 30.37 200m: 1:57.38 30.08
3. TARASEVICH Grigory 1995 мсмк Omsk Region 1:57.79 мс 857
50m: 27.19 27.19 100m: 56.40 29.21 150m: 1:26.83 30.43 200m: 1:57.79 30.96
4. LARIN Roman 1998 мс Penza Region 1:59.25 мс 826
50m: 28.01 28.01 100m: 57.90 29.89 150m: 1:29.09 31.19 200m: 1:59.25 30.16
5. BABCHENKO Nikita 1996 мс Krasnodar Territory 1:59.26 мс 826
50m: 28.05 28.05 100m: 58.06 30.01 150m: 1:28.23 30.17 200m: 1:59.26 31.03
6. KOLESNIKOV Kliment 2000 мс Moscow City 1:59.58 мс 819
50m: 27.92 27.92 100m: 58.26 30.34 150m: 1:29.19 30.93 200m: 1:59.58 30.39
7. TRETYAKOV Nikita 1999 мс Udmurtia 2:01.16 мс 788
50m: 28.30 28.30 100m: 59.01 30.71 150m: 1:30.44 31.43 200m: 2:01.16 30.72
8. SOROKIN Igor 1994 мс Moscow City 2:02.43 мс 763
50m: 28.19 28.19 100m: 59.01 30.82 150m: 1:30.50 31.49 200m: 2:02.43 31.93
Финал B
1. TATARENKO Pavel 1999 мс Volgograd Region 2:02.44 мс 763
50m: 28.18 28.18 100m: 59.44 31.26 150m: 1:31.13 31.69 200m: 2:02.44 31.31
2. STUPIN Maksim 2000 мс Moscow City 2:03.03 мс 752
50m: 28.52 28.52 100m: 59.76 31.24 150m: 1:31.43 31.67 200m: 2:03.03 31.60
3. ARTAMONOV Artem 1998 мс St. Petersburg 2:03.78 мс 739
50m: 28.97 28.97 100m: 1:00.13 31.16 150m: 1:32.27 32.14 200m: 2:03.78 31.51
4. GULYAEV Sergei 1998 мс KHMAO-Yugra 2:06.59 мс 691
50m: 28.59 28.59 100m: 59.96 31.37 150m: 1:32.74 32.78 200m: 2:06.59 33.85
5. MYS Dmitry 1998 мс St. Petersburg 2:07.84 мс 671
50m: 29.44 29.44 100m: 1:00.93 31.49 150m: 1:34.35 33.42 200m: 2:07.84 33.49
6. KARASEV Gleb 1999 мс Tatarstan 2:09.75 кмс 641
50m: 28.84 28.84 100m: 1:00.94 32.10 150m: 1:35.20 34.26 200m: 2:09.75 34.55
7. EREMIN Ilya 1999 мс Penza Region 2:10.77 кмс 626
50m: 29.43 29.43 100m: 1:01.70 32.27 150m: 1:36.20 34.50 200m: 2:10.77 34.57
DNS MELNIK Bogdan 1999 кмс Sevastopol

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