Dmitriy Balandin did something no other Kazakhstani swimmer has finished in a story of a Olympics.
It seems like each Olympics, someone does something that has never been finished before. On Wednesday night, an doubtful favourite emerged from a pool in a men’s 200m breaststroke. Dmitriy Balandin became a first-ever Kazakhstani swimmer to win a award in a Olympics.
Balandin had to kick a installed field, that enclosed Japan’s Ippei Watanabe, who had a slowest time in a semifinal. Two Americans were also ostensible to plea for a gold, as Joshua Pretnot and Kevin Cordes came into a final roving high. Cordes won china during a universe championships in 2015, and Pretnot had a third-best time streamer into a final.
Pretnot finished adult holding a china award in a event, with Anton Chupkov of Russia finished third. Watanabe finished sixth in a event, that was one mark behind associate countryman Yasuhiro Koseki.
Balandin is an implausible swimmer in a breaststroke, and during a 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, he swept all 3 breaststroke events. The 21-year aged binds dual Kazakh annals in a 100 and 200m breaststroke. However, there was no bigger impulse in his swimming career than holding home a bullion award in a 2016 Rio Olympics, and he is now a inhabitant favourite in Kazakhstan.
During a 2012 London Olympics, Daniel Gyurta set an Olympic and World Record in a eventuality with a time of 2:07.28. Balandin came really tighten to that on Wednesday, posting a time of 2:07.46.