5 August 11:41 (BST)

SW: KOLESNIKOV (RUS) - 'I touched the wall and wow'

GLASGOW - Comments from Kliment KOLESNIKOV (RUS) after qualifying in second place from the heats of the 100m backstroke at Tollcross International Swimming Centre on Sunday.

Kliment KOLESNIKOV (RUS)

On how he feels after setting a world record of 24.00 seconds in the 50m backstroke on Saturday:

"I expected a little to beat the world record because in the semifinals I swam 24.25 and felt I could swim faster. So I just concentrated in the finals and did it.

"I was confused. I touched the wall, saw the world record and 'wow'."

On what he considers his best distance given he is world junior record holder for all backstroke events:

"I think the 100m is my best. Then the 50m and 200m. But I hope I can show a good result in 200m back as well."

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