YOG: New National Record from Ivan Štšegelov in 200m backstroke

Estonian swimmer Ivan Štšeglov set the new Estonian national and national junior records in 200m backstoke - 2:01.69 at the Youth Olympic Games 2018, and will proceed to the finals.

Ivan Štšeglov said he knew to expect the national record today because he believed he could do it. "Last night going to sleep I thought about the upcoming competition and I set the national record as a goal for myself. I believed I can do it. I am happy with my swim this morning and not too tired - I still have power and I am waiting for tonight's finals. I am glad about the record but right now I am holding back my emotions because I have to concentrate on the finals," said 18-year-old Štšeglov.

The previous national record - 2:02.67 belonged to Olympic swimmer Andres Olvik and national junior record - 2:03,01 to Ivan Štšeglov himself.

Also today in Buenos Aires: Hendrik Õun will begin archery competition and Annika Kelly athletics hammer throw.

Estonia has the largest ever team comprising 23 athletes to the Youth Olympic Games 2018 in Buenos Aires. Our athletes represent eight sports, which is also a record number for Estonia; moreover, in half of these the country is competing for the first time.

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