Kolesnikov sets 50m backstroke world record to win European title
2018 European Championships - 50m Backstroke Men Final - Tollcross International Swimming Centre, Glasgow, Britain - August 4, 2018 - Kliment Kolesnikov of Russia competes. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth
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(Reuters) – Kliment Kolesnikov of Russia set a world record for the 50 metres backstroke while winning the European Championship title in Glasgow on Saturday.
The 18-year-old clocked 24.00 seconds to take 0.04 seconds off the record set by Britain’s Liam Tancock at the world championships in Rome in 2009.
(Reporting by Ian Chadband; Editing by Clare Fallon)