Russia’s Kliment Kolesnikov Lowers 50 Free World Junior and European Junior Records

Kliment Kolesnikov of Russia continues to chip away at the World Junior and European Junior records in the short course meter men’s 50 free.

The 17-year-old dashed to a top showing of 23.10 in prelims at the 2017 European SC Championships, lowering his own existing World Junior and European Junior records of 23.28. His previous records were set less than a month previously in Kazan, Russia.

Kolesnikov’s consistency and continued growth puts him close to breaking the 23-second mark and leaves a high possibility of him taking down his own record in semi-finals of the 50 free.

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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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