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RUSSIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

On the 18-22nd of November the All-Russian Swimming Championships was held in Kazan. These were the official selection events for the European Short Course Championships in Copenhagen from December 13-17th, 2017.

One of the main shocks of the Championship was Kliment Kolesnikov, he won eight golds, broke four Junior World Records, one Russian Record and four Junior European Records

Records Broken:

Russian Record:

200m Medley, final – 1.53,36 

Junior World Records: 

100m Backstroke, semi-final – 50,44
100m Backstroke, final – 49,84 
50m Backstroke, semi-final 23,42 
50m Backstroke, final – 23,28 

Junior Europe Records: 

200m Medley, final – 1.53,36 
100m Medley, preliminary – 53,17 
100m Medley, semi-final – 52,10 
50m Backstroke, final – 23,28

Junior Russian Records:

50m Backstroke, semi-final – 23,42 
50m Backstroke, final – 23,28 
100m Backstroke, semi-final – 50,44 
100m Backstroke, final – 49,84 
200m Backstroke, final – 1.49,99 
100m Medley, preliminary – 53,17 
100m Medley, semi-final – 52,10 
200m Medley, final – 1.53,36 

Maxim Stupin won a bronze medal at the 400m Medley, he finished the distance with a personal best time - 4:05.68.

This Championship surprised us with many world and personal records! Congratulations to our athletes on a successful start to the season!

Many thanks to Anna Guseva from RSF for the photos