Andrey Minakov sets world junior record in 100 m freestyle

Andrey Minakov sets world junior record in 100 m freestyle
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The Russian Swimming Championships end today in Kazan. The final competition day began with a new world junior record in the 100 m freestyle. It was set by Andrey Minakov from St. Petersburg who finished the distance at 47.57.

The previous junior record – 47.58 – was set in 2016 by Australian swimmer Kyle Chalmers.

Vladislav Grinev from Moscow won silver (48.38). Alexander Shchegolev from St. Petersburg finished third (48.81).

In the women’s 200 m breaststroke, the entire podium was taken by St. Petersburg representatives. Evgenia Chikunova became the winner (2:21.87). The second place was taken by Maria Temnikova (2:23.19). Daria Chikunova took bronze (2:24.81).

Grigory Tarasevich competing for Tatarstan won in the 200 m backstroke event at 1:58.33. As was reported earlier, the swimmer took title in the 50 m and 100 m races on the second competition day. According to Grigory, the walls at home are his friends. “Preparation played a major role. Since June I began to swim at the training camp. What I have gained over these months, I’ve shown here,” said Grigory Tarasevich. “After the Russian Cup, we expected the same results at the championships.” “It is not long before the selection, we will try to prepare and show the best result,” the champion said about his plans.

Maksim Fofanov from St. Petersburg finished second (1:58.38). Egor Dolomanov from the Volgograd Oblast took bronze (1:58.46).

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