Rylov Sets Russian Record As Kolesnikov, 16 Going On 17, Blasts 1:55 World Junior Mark

Evgeny Rylov, courtesy of Arena

The Russian tickets to the world 200m backstroke title fight were stamped at a furious pace in Moscow this evening, gold claimed in a Russian record swifter than it took for Olympic silver last year – and silver claimed in a world junior record so sharp as to take the breath away: Evgeny Rylov 1:53.81, Kliment Kolesnikov, 16 going on 17 this year, 1:55.49, the 1:56.79 of China’s Li Guangyaun blown to smithereens at 16

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The Russian tickets to the world 200m backstroke title fight were stamped at a furious pace in Moscow this evening, gold claimed in a Russian record swifter than it took for Olympic silver last year – and silver claimed in a world junior record so sharp as to take the breath away: Evgeny Rylov 1:53.81, Kliment Kolesnikov, 16 going on 17 this year, 1:55.49, the 1:56.79 of China’s Li Guangyaun blown to smithereens at 16

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