Minakov Lowers European Junior SCM 100 Fly Record By 0.01; Meet Mark For Shymanovich

Andrei Minakov: Photo Courtesy: Giorgio Scala / deepbluemedia

Andrei Minakov set a European junior short-course 100 fly record of 50.12 as he claimed two silver medals on day two of the Vladimir Salnikov Cup in St Petersburg.

Minakov split 23.45/26.67 to take a sliver of 0.01 off his own mark from 2018 as he took second behind, 0.03 behind Mikhail Vekovishchev who stopped the clock at 50.09.

The 18-year-old followed that up with second in the 50 free in 21.51 with Ivan Kuzmenko taking the title in 21.31.

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Minakov had also finished second on day one in the 50 fly, days after setting a new world junior record of 22.34 at the Russian Championships.

Ilya Shymanovich

Ilya Shymanovich: Photo Courtesy: MIKE LEWIS / ISL

Ilya Shymanovich set a new championship record of 56.04 in the 100m breaststroke, the Belarusian having enjoyed a fine few months in the water that saw him claim the world record last weekend as he lowered the mark Adam Peaty had set at the ISL to 55.34.

The two-time world short-course silver medallist also fired off 25.67 over 50m on Monday, days after he became the third-fastest man in history when he posted 25.39 at the Belarusian Championships to sit behind only world record-holder Cameron van der Burgh and Emre Sakci, who holds the European standard.

Evgenia Chikunova was 0.32 outside her own world junior record as she overhauled Maria Temnikova on the final 50 to win in 2:18.03 to 2:18.07.

The 16-year-old won the 100br on Monday and returned to the same pool where she set the world junior mark of 2:18.03 on 21 December 2019.

She led by just 0.01 at 50 before Temnikova overhauled her and built up a 0.42 lead by the 150 mark only for Chikunova to come back with a last 50 of 35.16 to 35.62.


Evgenia Chikunova – Photo Courtesy: FINA / Budapest 2019


Chikunova: 31.99/35.25/35.63/35.16

Temnikova: 32.00/35.08/35.37/35.62

Ivan Girev held off a fast-finishing Martin Malyutin to add the 200 free title to the 100 he won on Monday.

Girev held a lead of 0.44 at the 150 mark, a deficit that Malyutin ate into with each stroke only to fall 0.05 short as the 100 champion won in 1:42.56 to 1:42.61.

Arina Surkova added the 100 free title to her 50fr gold in 52.96 before following it up with a winning time of 25.27 in the 50 fly.

Anna Chernysheva set a Russian 200IM junior record of 2:10.49, 15-year-old Alexandra Kurilkina took the women’s 100 back in 57.65 and Svetlana Chimrova won the 200fly in 2:06.57.

Anna Egorova touched first in the 400 free in 4:01.09 and Nika Godun won the women’s 50 breaststroke in 30.15

Damien Joly of France led the field in the 1500 free in 14:38.13 and Egor Dolomanov won the 200 back in 1:53.53.

Daniil Pakhomov won the men’s 100IM in 53.07 and Mark Nikolaev took the 50 back in 23.30.

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