Evgeny Mikhailovich Rylov (Russian: Евгений Михайлович Рылов; born 23 September 1996) is a Russian competitive swimmer who specializes in backstroke events. He has won three gold medals at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics in Nanjing, and a bronze on his major debut at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan. He also won a bronze at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio and a gold at 2017 Fina World Championships in Budapest, both were from the 200 m backstroke event.
Rylov at the 2015 World Championships
|Full name||Evgeny Mikhailovich Rylov|
|Born||23 September 1996|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||69 kg (152 lb)|
Rylov first established himself on the world scene at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China, where he achieved a total of four medals, three golds and one silver, and broke two junior world swimming records. In the boys' 100 m backstroke, Rylov shared the top prize with Italy's Simone Sabbioni in a matching time of 54.24 seconds. On 20 August, he put up a sterling effort of 25.09 to crush the world junior record and pick up his second gold of the meet in the 50 m backstroke, touching out Greece's Apostolos Christou by 0.35 of a second. Less than an hour later, Rylov and his teammates Anton Chupkov, Aleksandr Sadovnikov, and Filipp Shopin led throughout the race to capture the 4×100 m medley relay title in a junior world-record breaking time of 3:38.02. On the final night of the Games, Rylov added a silver to his medal tally in the 200 m backstroke with a time of 1:57.08, losing the title and his chance of breaking another record to China's Li Guangyuan by 14-hundredths of a second.
When his nation Russia hosted the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan, Rylov charged his way to round out the podium with a third-place time of 1:54.60 in the 200 m backstroke. Earlier in the meet, Rylov also posted a time of 53.23 to place seventh in the finals of the 100 m backstroke, missing out the podium by more than half a second.
At the World Championships in July 2017, Rylov broke the European record in the 200 m backstroke with a time of 1:53.61. defeating the reigning Olympic Gold Medalist Ryan Murphy in the process. The swim places Rylov as the sixth fastest man to ever swim the 200 m backstroke while only Aaron Piersol, Ryosuke Irie, Ryan Lochte, Mitch Larkin and Tyler Clary have swum faster.
- "Рылов напомнил России о медалях" [Rylov reminded Russia about the medals] (in Russian). Gazeta.ru. 7 August 2015. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
- "Youth Olympic Games: Liliana Szilagyi Vaults to 3rd in World in 200 Fly". Swimming World Magazine. 18 August 2014. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
- "Youth Olympic Games: World Junior Records Bonanza on Night Four". Russian News Agency TASS. 20 August 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
- "Russian swimmer Rylov wins gold at 2014 Youth Olympics in China". Swimming World Magazine. 20 August 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
- "Nanjing provides perfect springboard for Rio". Swimming World Magazine. 3 October 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
- "Youth Olympic Games: World Junior Record Bonanza on Final Night". Swimming World Magazine. 22 August 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
- "Mitch Larkin Breaks American Streak in 200 Back at 2015 FINA World Championships". Swimming World Magazine. 7 August 2015. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
- "Mitchell Larkin Clips Top Field For 100 Back Title at 2015 FINA World Championships". Swimming World Magazine. 4 August 2015. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
- "Evgeny Rylov Confines Kawecki's Euro 200 Back Standard To History in 1:54.2". Swimvortex. 21 April 2016. Retrieved 21 April 2016.
- "MEN'S 200 BACK FINAL IN BUDAPEST WITH RYLOV-MURPHY-PEBLEY". SwimSwam. 28 July 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
- Евгений Рылов завоевал золото чемпионата мира на 200-метровке на спине