Russia’s Kliment Kolesnikov Edges Past 100 Back World Junior Record

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Russian teenager Kliment Kolesnikov (17) has had an incredible summer of swimming, posting numerous World Junior Records (WJR) while he was swimming at the 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary.

This week Kolesnikov took his speed and backstroke prowess to Rome, Italy as a member of Team Energy Standard for the Energy for Swim – Champions for Charity event. On day two of the meet, Kolesnikov swam against backstroke all-stars Ryan Murphy and Mitch Larkin, beating both to the wall with a time of 53.35. His time bests his own WJR of 53.38, set in a swim-off for first alternate for the 100 back final.

Comparative splits:

  • Kolesnikov (August 9, 2017): 26.34, 27.07 = 53.35
  • Kolesnikov (July 24, 2017): 26.22, 27.16 = 53.38

In addition to the 100 back WJR, Kolesnikov also owns the 50 (24.94) and 200 (1:55.14) backstroke WJRs.

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Author: Taylor Brien

Taylor Brien is the Assistant Operations Manager and a staff writer at Swimming World. A native of Bettendorf, IA and a 2015 graduate of Illinois College, she has covered a variety of events since joining the SW team in 2015, including the NCAA Championships, World Championships, Olympic Trials, and 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

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