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Swimming: Teenager Kolesnikov achieves remarkable 'double-double'

August 6, 2018 7:09 PM
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GLASGOW (Reuters) - Kliment Kolesnikov, Russia’s new teenage phenomenon, completed the European Championships 50 and 100 meters backstroke double on Monday less than five weeks after achieving the same feat at the equivalent junior championships.

The 18-year-old, who broke the world record in Saturday’s 50m event, smashed his own world junior mark while winning the 100m final in a Russian senior record of 52.53 seconds.

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