Kolesnikov Drops 47.70 100 Free At Day 4 Prelims Of Russian Trials



After qualifying for his first Olympic staff within the 100 backstroke on Monday night time, Kliment Kolesnikov stored the ball rolling on Tuesday morning within the fourth prelim session on the Russian Olympic Trials in a giant approach.

The 20-year-old dropped a sizeable finest time of 47.70 to guide the lads’s 100 free heats, taking out his earlier PB of 48.04 and launching into second on the planet rankings this season.

Kolesnikov had beforehand been 48.04 on the 2018 Youth Olympic Video games, holding a career-best relay leg of 47.39 from the 2018 Euros, and now sits within the #2 spot behind countryman Andrei Minakov (47.57) in 2020-21.

Minakov, in the meantime, seems to have rather a lot left within the tank after negative-splitting the prelims, recording 50 splits of 24.34/24.11 to qualify third total in 48.45. 24.11 is one in all, if not the, quickest back-50 legs of all-time.

Russian Report holder Vladislav Grinev certified second in 48.09, placing him fifth on the planet this season. A complete of seven males broke 49 seconds.

Vladimir Morozov, who completed ninth within the 100 free on the 2016 Olympic Video games, certified eighth for the semi-finals in 49.01.

2 Kristof
HUN 48.00 03/26
3 Nandor
HUN 48.08 12/10
4 Alessandro
ITA 48.22 12/18
5 Hwang
Solar Woo
KOR 48.25 11/18

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  • 24-year-old Svetlana Chimrova picked up the highest seed within the ladies’s 200 fly prelims in 2:13.56, adopted by Anastasia Markova (2:14.68) and Aleksandra Sabitova (2:14.69). Chimrova holds the Nationwide Report of two:07.33 from 2018.
  • Reigning two-time world champion Anton Chupkov constructed his approach via the lads’s 200 breaststroke heats, out in a easy 1:04.33 earlier than coming residence in 1:05.65 to qualify first for the semis by over a second in 2:09.98. The world document holder at 2:06.12, Chupkov ranks fourth on the planet this season (2:07.32). Kirill Prigoda, the winner of the 100 breast earlier and the fifth-fastest swimmer this season, took second in 2:11.07. 2016 Olympic gold medalist on this occasion Dmitriy Balandin of Kazakhstan was fourth in 2:11.61.
  • Alexander Egorov almost even-split the lads’s 800 free prelims (3:59.8/4:01.1) en path to qualifying first for the ultimate by over three seconds in 8:00.95. Egorov certified for his first Olympic staff on Day 1 of the competitors within the 400 free, and owns a finest time of seven:52.04 within the 800, over two seconds underneath the FINA ‘A’ minimize (7:54.31). Anton Nikitin (8:04.07) and Ilya Druzhinin (8:06.15) sit second and third. Ilia Sibirtsev, the 2019 World Junior Championship silver medalist on this occasion, ranks fourth in 8:06.50, together with his finest time sitting down at 7:48.05.


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