Kliment Kolesnikov Takes Down World Record in 100 Back SCM

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Kliment Kolesnikov has lowered the world record in the short course meters men’s 100 back at the Vladimir Salnikov Cup in St. Petersburg, Russia. Kolesnikov, just 17 years old, posted a time of 48.90, clipping the previous record of 48.92 set by Matt Grevers at the 2015 Duel in the Pool.

Kolesnikov previously swam a time of 48.99 to win the 100 back at the European Short Course Championships last week. He also won the 200 back at that meet and set world junior records in the 50, 100 and 200 back, along with the 50 free. His new world record will also stand as a world junior record.

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Kolesnikov came home in a lightning-quick 24.81, not much slower than his opening 50 split of 24.09. In comparison, when Grevers set the world record two years ago, he went out in 23.56 and came home in 25.36.

Kolesnikov’s record was first noted on Twitter by Tom Rushton, a coach at the Energy Standard club which Kolesnikov swims for.

12 Comments

12 comments

    • Giwrgos Kara

      As clean as the others do(specially USA team)…

    • Scott Baker

      Do five minutes of research. No US team has ever been banned from the Olympics for a government sponsored systematic doping program.

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        Wes

        Really? No politics at all? U live in an omnipolar world, don’t u?

  1. Florian Arnold

    Russian records 😳-> 🤔->🙄->🤣

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David Rieder is a staff writer for Swimming World. He has contributed to the magazine and website since 2009, and he has covered the NCAA Championships, U.S. Nationals, Olympic Trials as well as the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the 2017 World Championships in Budapest. He is a native of Charleston, S.C., and a 2016 graduate of Duke University.

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