Kliment Kolesnikov Takes Down 50 Back World Record with 24.00

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Russia’s Kliment Kolesnikov took down the world record in the men’s 50 back, touching in 24.00 to erase the 24.04 set by Great Britain’s Liam Tancock in 2009. Kolesnikov, 18, also smashed his own world junior record of 24.25 set in the semi-finals.

Romania’s Robert Glinta, who swam a time of 24.12 in the semis that now ranks fourth all-time, took silver in 24.55. Ireland’s Shane Ryan finished with a bronze medal, touching in 24.64.

Russia’s Vladimir Morozov took fourth in 24.69, followed by France’s Jeremy Stravius (24.83), Belarus’ Mikita Tsmyh (25.04), Greece’s Apostolos Christou (25.14) and Israel’s Jonatan Kopelev (25.41).