Kliment Kolesnikov Clocks 100 IM World Junior Record in Semi-Finals in Hangzhou

KOLESNIKOV Kliment RUS Gold Medal and New World Junior Record 100m Backstroke Men Finals Glasgow 06/08/18 Swimming Tollcross International Swimming Centre LEN European Aquatics Championships 2018 European Championships 2018 Photo Andrea Masini/ Deepbluemedia/Insidefoto
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Men’s 100 IM (Semi-Finals)

Russia’s Kliment Kolesnikov set a new World Junior record en route to the top seed in the 100 IM. He hit the wall in 50.90, a full four tenths of a second under his own mark.

Italy’s Marco Orsi and the USA’s Michael Andrew go into the final as the second and third seeds, with times of 51.42 and 51.44, respectively. Though he swam in heat one tonight, Japan’s Hiromasa Fujimori is right along with that duo, entering finals with a 51.50.

China’s Shun Wang (51.92), Brazil’s Caio Pumputis (52.15), Russia’s Sergei Fesikov (52.31), and Hong Kong’s Kenneth To (52.33) also earned lanes in tomorrow night’s final.

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