Evgeny Rylov Sets European 200 Back Record Of 1:53.23; Goes Fifth All-Suits

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Evgeny Rylov: Photo Courtesy: SIPA USA

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Evgeny Rylov set a European 200 backstroke mark of 1:53.23 as he continued his record-breaking form at the Russian Swimming Championships in Kazan.

It is faster than all gold-winning times in Olympic history – Tyler Clary‘s 1:53.41 from London 2012 the next swiftest.

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Rylov had wrested back his official Russian 100m record from Kliment Kolesnikov when he went 52.12 on Monday – 0.01secs outside Camille Lacourt‘s 2010 mark of 52.11.

The Rio 2016 bronze medallist led the way into the final in 1:55.34 before demolishing the field and taking 0.13secs from his own continental record of 1:53.36 set at the 2018 European Championships in Glasgow.

Splits: 27.12/55.38 (28.26)/1:24.10 (28.72)/1:53.23 (29.13)

Evgeny Rylov (photo: Mike Lewis)

Photo Courtesy: MIKE LEWIS / ISL

Grigory Tarasevich was more than four seconds adrift in second although his time of 1:57.54 was 0.04 outside the cut for Tokyo.

With that performance Rylov goes third all-time in textile behind Ryan Lochte (1:52.96) and Mitch Larkin (1:53.17) and fifth all-suits with Aaron Peirsol still the only man inside 1:52 in 1:51.92 at the shiny-suit circus that was 2009 worlds.

 

 

Top Five All-Suits

Aaron Peirsol, 1:51.92, 2009 World Championships

Ryosuke Irie, 1:52.51, 2009 World Championships

Ryan Lochte, 1:52.96, 2011 World Championships

Mitch Larkin, 1:53.17, 2015 FINA World Cup

Evgeny Rylov, 1:53.23, 2021 Russian Championships

Top Five Textile

Ryan Lochte, 1:52.96, 2011 World Championships

Mitch Larkin, 1:53.17, 2015 FINA World Cup

Evgeny Rylov, 1:53.23, 2021 Russian Swimming Championships

Ryosuke Irie, 1:53.26, 2014 Asian Games

Tyler Clary, 1:53.41, 2012 Olympic Games

The European governing body LEN posted a message of congratulations on social media which read:

 


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