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Kliment Kolesnikov
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Kolesnikov in 2018
Personal information
Nationality Russian
Born 9 July 2000 (2000-07-09) (age 21)
Moscow, Russia
Height 1.96 m
Weight 86 kg
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle, Backstroke
Club Energy Standard
2018-10-07 Swimming Boys' 100 m Backstroke Semifinal 2 at 2018 Summer Youth Olympics (Martin Rulsch) 07
Kliment Kolesnikov at the 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games.

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

He made his debut at the 2017 World Aquatics Championships, where he competed in three backstroke events and set two world junior records. 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.

He won a total of six medals (3 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze) 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. He won a total of six gold medals there.

Personal bests

Long course

Event Time Location Date Note
50 m freestyle (LC) 21.88 Tokyo 30 July 2021
100 m freestyle (LC) 47.11 Tokyo 28 July 2021 ER
50 m backstroke (LC) 23.80 Budapest 18 May 2021 WR
100 m backstroke (LC) 52.00 Tokyo 27 July 2021
200 m backstroke (LC) 1:55.14 Budapest 28 July 2017 WJR

Short course

Event Time Location Date Note
50 m freestyle (SC) 21.24 Copenhagen 13 December 2017 r
100 m freestyle (SC) 45.87 Saint Petersburg 15 December 2020 NR (r)
200 m freestyle (SC) 1:41.75 Saint Petersburg 23 December 2017 WJR
50 m backstroke (SC) 22.64 Glasgow 8 December 2019 r
100 m backstroke (SC) 48.58 Budapest 21 November 2020 WR, NR (r)
200 m backstroke (SC) 1:48.02 Copenhagen 13 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

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