Kliment Kolesnikov

Kliment Andreyevich Kolesnikov (Russian: Климент Андреевич Колесников; born 9 July 2000) is a Russian swimmer. He holds world junior records in nine events: 50/100/200 back in long course, as well as 100/200 free, 50/100/200 back and 100 IM in short course.

Kliment Kolesnikov
Men's 200m Backstroke Final YOG18 12-10-2018 (02) (cropped).jpg
Kolesnikov in 2018
Personal information
NationalityRussian
Born (2000-07-09) 9 July 2000 (age 19)
Moscow, Russia
Height1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight79 kg (174 lb)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesFreestyle, Backstroke
ClubEnergy Standard
Kliment Kolesnikov at the 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games.

He made his debut at the 2017 World Aquatics Championships, where he competed in three backstroke events and set two world junior records.[1][2] In December 2017, he set a short course 100m backstroke world record at Vladimir Salnikov Cup, becoming the first swimmer born in the 2000s to hold a world record in an individual event.[3]

He won a total of six medals (3 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze)[4] at the 2018 European Championships and established a new 50m backstroke world record.

At the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics, Kolesnikov was chosen the flag bearer for Russia.[5] He won a total of six gold medals there.[6]

Personal bestsEdit

Event[7] Time Location Date Note
50 m backstroke (LC) 24.00 Glasgow 4 August 2018 WR, WJR, ER, NR
100 m backstroke (LC) 52.53 Glasgow 8 August 2018 WJR
200 m backstroke (LC) 1:55.14 Budapest 28 July 2017 WJR
100 m freestyle (LC) 48.04 Buenos Aires 9 October 2018 r
50 m backstroke (SC) 22.64 Glasgow 8 December 2019 r
100 m backstroke (SC) 48.90 Saint Petersburg 22 December 2017 WJR, ER, NR
200 m backstroke (SC) 1:48.02 Copenhagen 13 December 2017 WJR
50 m freestyle (SC) 21.24 Copenhagen 13 December 2017 r
100 m freestyle (SC) 46.11 Saint Petersburg 21 December 2018 WJR
200 m freestyle (SC) 1:41.75 Saint Petersburg 23 December 2017 WJR
100 m individual medley (SC) 50.63 Hangzhou 14 December 2018 WJR
200 m individual medley (SC) 1:53.36 Kazan 20 November 2017

Note WR= World Record, WJR= World Junior Record, ER= European Record, NR= Russian National Record, LC= Long course, SC= Short course, r= relay lead-off

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Heats results". FINA. Archived from the original on 29 July 2017. Retrieved 30 July 2017.
  2. ^ "2017 World Aquatics Championships > Search via Athletes". Budapest 2017. Retrieved 30 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Kliment Kolesnikov Takes Down World Record in 100 Back SCM". Swimming World News. 22 December 2017. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
  4. ^ "2018 EC Swimming - Medallists by event" (PDF). glasgow2018.microplustiming.com. Retrieved 17 August 2018.
  5. ^ Opening Ceremony Flag Bearers - Buenos Aires 2018
  6. ^ Kolesnikov and Minakov clinch sixth gold medals as swimming programme concludes at Buenos Aires 2018
  7. ^ "Swimrankings - KOLESNIKOV, Kliment". www.swimrankings.net. Retrieved 12 October 2018.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
Matt Grevers
Men's 100-meter backstroke
world record-holder (short course)

22 December 2017 – 11 November 2018
Succeeded by
Xu Jiayu
Preceded by
Liam Tancock
Men's 50-meter backstroke
world record-holder

4 August 2018 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent