The Australian Kyle Chalmers broke the world record of 13-year-old men in the short-course 100-meter freestyle on the second day of the World Cup of the International Swimming Federation in Kazan.
Chalmers, the Olympic gold medalist from Rio 2016 and runner-up world champion of Tokyo 2020, delivered a breathtaking performance in the Aquatics Palace in the Russian city.
The 23-year-old touched the wall in a time of 44.84 seconds, cutting 0.1 compared to the previous record of the French Amaury Leveaux from 2008 onwards.
Leveaux’s record was set during the « super suit era » before a FINA ban was introduced on full-body bodysuits and non-textile swimsuits, which were believed to have helped in times.
Chalmers’ dominance was underlined by a 1.48 second lead over Russian Vladimir Morozov, who finished second.
Chalmers was one of three Australians to triumph in the pool today, where where Madison Wilson and Holly Barratt also won victories.
Wilson extended her lead at the top of the women’s standings by winning the women’s 200m freestyle in 1 minute 53.63 seconds.
The Russian Ekaterina Nikonova and the Australian Leah Neale finished the first three in 1: 54.58 and 1: 54.67.
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The Dutch girl Kira Toussaint is still at the top of the women’s ranking. The second placed swimmer won the final over 100 m backstroke for women in 55.42.
The Russian Daria Vaskina was 2.52 seconds behind the winner, her compatriot Elizaveta Agapitova was third with 58.27 seconds.
The hosts were successful with Pavel Samusenko winning the men’s 50m back in 22.90, followed by teammates Kolesnikov and Sergei Fesikov in 23.12 and 23.67.
Aleksei Rtishchev triumphed in the final over 1500 In the men’s freestyle in 14: 47.27 minutes, the Russian swimmer was only 0.99 seconds away from second-placed Akos Kalmar from Hungary.
Tom Shields of the United States showed an impressive performance and triumphed in the 200 m The men’s butterfly event with a winning time of 1: 52.42.
Japan’s reigning world champion Daiya Seto set a World Cup record time of 1: 50.66 to win the men’s 200-meter position.
In the men’s 50-meter breaststroke final, Fabian Schwingeschlogl achieved a close n victory, with the German swimmer finishing 0.07 ahead of Dutch rival Arno Kamminga with a time of 25.95.
The Turkish Anastasiia Sorokina and the Swiss Viktoria Gunes finished the podium in times of 4: 32.64 and 4: 33.94.
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