RUSSIAN SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIP (SCM) 2022
- November 20-25, 2022
- Kazan, Russia
- Short Distance Meters (25m), Prelims/Finals + Semi-Finals in 50m and 100m.
It was another fast day of action on Thursday during the penultimate evening of the 2022 Russian Short Course Finals in Kazan, headlined by a European record-breaking performance from Maria Kameneva.
Kameneva won the women’s 50m backstroke with a time of 25.60, equaling the continental mark set by Kira Toussaint in November 2020. A month later, Toussaint will set a record (at that time a world record).
Kameneva, 23, also broke the Russian record of 26.05 she set in the semi-finals. You can read more about the record swim here.
Daria Vaskina (26.79) was second in the women’s race under 50, and Alexandra Kurilkina (26.89) set a new Russian record among juniors, taking third place.
Prior to the record 50 ago, Kameneva was the top qualifier in the women’s semi-final of 50 free games (23.65), two-tenths of her national record (23.48).
Arina Surkova qualified second with a score of 23.88 and advanced almost a second in the 100 fly final with a score of 56.90.
Several more brilliant swims were made that evening, including two among men who entered the top 20 of all time.
European record holder in the 400m. Ilya Borodin clocked 3:58.08, making him the first person in the world to run under 4:00 this year.
Maxim Stupin finished second in 4:05.56.
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Borodin’s performance is also the 16th fastest in history, setting his personal best of 3:56.47 at last year’s World Championships in Athletics, which ranks seventh all time.
In the semi-finals of the men’s 50m breaststroke competition, the former world record holder, a native of Belarus Ilya Shimanovich led the field with a time of 25.55, equaling his two previous performances for the 20th fastest swim ever.
Szymanowicz owns a lifetime best of 25.25, placing him second among the fastest athletes of all time with the South African. Cameron van der Burgh.
Shimanovich takes the best time in the world this year, and the Russians Kirill Strelnikov (25.96) and Kirill Prigoda (25.98) also finished in the top six in their heats. Prigoda holds the national record of 25.49.
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Early in the session, Szymanowicz posted one of the fastest relay legs in history, splitting 25.14 in the Belarus 200m relay. Team Viktor Staselovich (23.89), Shimanovich, Grigory Pekarsky (22.11) and Ruslan Skamaroshka (21.52) for a total time of 1:32.66, six tenths short of the national record set in 2017.
Kliment Kolesnikovwho just set a new world record in the 50m on Wednesday, dominated the semifinals of the men’s 100m freestyle with a score of 45.86, finishing third in the world this season after Kyle Chalmers (45.52) and Maxim Grusset (45.61).
Finishers 2nd to 13th were in the 47 second range, led by Vladislav Grinev (47.25).
ANOTHER DAY 5 BASIC
- Margarita Ershova lost 15 seconds in the women’s 1500m freestyle to set a new national junior record of 15:55.31. Her previous best was 16:10.89, set last November.
- Yana Shakirovawho set a new Russian junior record in the 100m on Day 4, won the 200m in 2:09.66, more than two seconds behind her previous record.
- Andrey Minakov fell below his personal best time to win the men’s 50m with a time of 22.30 to improve on the 22.34 mark he set in December 2020. Pekarsky of Belarus was second with 22.46, just over a tenth short of his national record of 22.35 set last year. SC Mira.
- breaststroke star Evgeniya Chikunova won the women’s 100 m with a time of 1:03.53, greatly reducing her previous best of 1:04.25 (she also cleared 1:04.26 in the semi-finals). Nika Godun (1:03.71) finished second, and Alina Zmushka (1:04.33) was third. Zmushka set a new Belarus record – 1:04.07 in the semi-finals. Chikunova and Godun are now ranked fourth and fifth in the world this season.
- The Republic of Tatarstan won the women’s 4×200 freestyle relay in 7:52.48, leading in 1:54.78. Valeria Salamatina.