Russian swimmer Kliment Kolesnikov on Thursday, July 29, finished third in the 100m freestyle at the Tokyo Olympics, showing a time of 47.44.
The Russian, who won the bronze, was overtaken by Australian Kyle Chalmers (47.08) and American Kaleb Dressel (47.02).
After the competition, Kolesnikov announced that he was embarrassed by his bronze, as he was ready to swim faster than the day before, when he won the silver medal in the 100 m backstroke.
“If I took the same third place, but swam at least with the same time (47.11) as in the semifinals, I would not be so embarrassed. Bronze itself is good. But when this is so … I was ready to swim faster than yesterday. But something went wrong. Somewhere I made a mistake “, – quotes him”Sport-Express“.
According to the athlete, he is reassured by the fact that this is not his last Olympics. Kolesnikov expressed confidence that he would sail much faster in the future.
Earlier, on July 29, Russians Vasilisa Stepanova and Elena Oryabinskaya won silver at the Olympic Games following the results of the doubles competition in rowing.
The day before, Russian swimmers Martin Malyutin, Ivan Girev, Evgeny Rylov and Mikhail Dovgalyuk won a silver medal at the Games in the final swim in the 4×200 m freestyle relay. The British swimmers won gold then, and the bronze medal went to the representatives of Australia.
On July 28, the Minister of Sports of the Russian Federation Oleg Matytsin congratulated Russian swimmers on receiving silver medals.
From July 23 to August 8, the XXXII Olympic Games are held in Tokyo. More than 11 thousand athletes from 206 countries take part in the Games. During the competition, 339 sets of awards are played in 41 sports. 333 athletes from Russia went to the Olympics.
At the same time, due to the situation with the coronavirus, the 2020 Olympics was postponed to 2021. At the same time, the name “Tokyo-2020” was retained. Games are held without the participation of foreign fans.