2015 JUNIOR WORLD SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Tuesday, August 25th – Sunday, August 30th
- OCBC Aquatic Centre, Singapore
- Prelims 10 am (GMT+8)/ in USA = previous day 10 pm EDT, 7 pm PDT
- Finals 6 pm (GMT+ 8)/ in USA = 6 am EDT, 3 am PDT
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MEN’S 200 BACK
- WR: 1:51.92 Aaron Piersol (USA) 31 JUL 2009 Rome (ITA)
- WJ: 1:56.79 Li Guangyuan (CHN) 7 AUG 2015 Kazan (RUS)
- CR: 1:57.92 Luca Mencarini (RUS) 31 AUG 2013 Dubai (UAE)
Britain’s Luke Greenbank looked smooth through his prelims heat, easily taking the top seed in 1:58.90. The only other sub-2:00 this morning was USA’s Austin Katz, who won a tight battle with Spain’s Hugo Gonzalez, 1:59.52 to 2:00.03.
Italy’s Jacopo Bietti (2:00.32), Russia’s Roman Larin (2:00.37), and Poland’s Jakub Skierka (2:00.76) were the next 3 into the final.
USA’s Michael Taylor won his circle seeded heat, but wound up just 7th overall in 2:00.78. At the cutoff line for the top 8 was Australia’s Tristan Ludlow (2:01.61).
Missing the final was Canada’s Markus Thormeyer, 9th in 2:01.76.
Top 8: Greenbank (GBR), Katz (USA), Gonzalez (ESP), Bietti (ITA), Larin (RUS), Skierka (POL), Taylor (USA), Ludlow (AUS).
WOMEN’S 200 BREAST
- WR: 2:19.11 Rikke Moeller Pedersen (DEN) 1 AUG 2013 Barcelona (ESP)
- WJ: 2:22.66 Viktoria Gunes (TUR) 5 JUL 2015 Vichy (FRA)
- CR: 2:23.12 Viktoriya Solntseva (UKR) 31 AUG 2013 Dubai (UAE)
Turkey’s Viktoria Gunes, Junior World Record holder in this event, looked strong through prelims of the 200 breast. She posted a 2:24.47 to lead the field heading into finals.
Gunes was almost 2 full seconds ahead of the next fastest qualifier, Britain’s Georgia Coates (2:26.42). Coates won a won a race that came down to the wire in heat 4, narrowly ahead of Russia’s Mariia Astashkina (2:26.59). Also qualifying out of that heat was Italy’s Verona Giulia (2:27.25).
Britain, Russia, and Japan all got 2 into the final. Coates’ teammate Katie Matts (2:27.39) took 5th overall. Russia’s Sofia Andreeva (2:28.03) made it in at 7th. Japan’s Runa Imai (2:27.86) was 6th, and her teammate Yukino Miyasaka (2:30.39) closed out the top 8.
Top 8: Gunes (TUR), Coates (GBR), Astashkina (RUS), Verona (ITA), Matts (GBR), Imai (JPN), Andreeva (RUS), Miyasaka (JPN).
MEN’S 200 FLY
- WR: 1:51.51 Michael Phelps (USA) 29 JUL 2009 Rome (ITA)
- WJ: 1:55.92 Andrew Seliskar (USA) 27 AUG 2014 Maui (USA)
- CR: 1:56.42 Andrew Seliskar (USA) 31 AUG 2013 Dubai (UAE)
There were 4 men under 2:00 through prelims of the mens 200 fly, led by Japan’s Nao Horomura in 1:58.77. He’ll swim next to Russia’s Daniil Pakhomov, who took the 2nd seed at 1:58.96, in the final tonight. Pakhomov looked strong through 150 meters, and looked like he shut it down in the closing 50 with a 31.97 split. Those two are the favorites in the battle for gold tonight.
USA’s Mike Thomas had the fastest 1st 100 of the morning, turning at 55.28. He faded quite a bit on the last 50 to finish in 33.05, but nonetheless held on for 3rd overall with a 1:59.63. Bulgaria’s Antani Ivanov (1:59.71) dipped under 2 minutes for 4th.
Hungary’s Mark Tekauer (2:00.02), New Zealand’s Wilrich Coetzee (2:00.15), and Italy’s Giacomo Carini (2:00.29) will compete in the final tonight. Joining them will be USA’s Zach Harting. Harting edged into the final at 2:00.41, pushing Russia’s Daniil Antipov (2:00.47) to 9th.
Top 8: Horomura (JPN), Pakhomov (RUS), Thomas (USA), Ivanov (BUL), Tekauer (HUN), Coetzee (NZL), Carini (ITA), Harting (USA).
WOMEN’S 200 FREE
- WR: 1:52.98 Federica Pellegrini (ITA) 29 JUL 2009 Rome (ITA)
- WJ: 1:55.16 Katie Ledecky (USA) 07 AUG 2014 Irvine (USA)
- CR: 1:58.93 Brittany MacLean (CAN) 21 AUG 2011 Lima (PER)
With a new personal best time, Canada’s Taylor Ruck topped the prelims of the women’s 200 free in 1:59.34. Her previous best was a 1:59.79 from 2015 U.S. Junior Nationals.
Also under 2:00 this morning was USA’s Hannah Cox (1:59.52) and Japan’s Sachi Mochida (1:59.89), claiming the 2nd and 3rd spots for finals. Italy’s Rachele Ceracchi (2:00.77) came in behind them in heat 7 for 4th.
Both Russians made it into the final. Arina Openysheva landed 5th overall in 2:01.23, while her teammate Daria Mullakaeva (2:01.48) wound up 7th. Finishing between them was Brazil’s Rafaela Raurich (2:01.40). Britain’s Holly Hibbott rounded out the top 8 in 2:01.71.
Top 8: Ruck (CAN), Cox (USA), Mochida (JPN), Ceracchi (ITA), Openysheva (RUS), Raurich (BRA), Mullakaeva (RUS), Hibbott (GBR).
MEN’S 4×100 MEDLEY RELAY
- WR: 3:27.28 United States (USA) 2 AUG 2009 Rome (ITA)
- WJ: 3:38.02 Russia (RUS) 20 AUG 2014 Nanjing (CHN)
- CR: 3:38.13 Japan (JPN) 31 AUG 2013 Dubai (UAE)
The USA had the fastest quartet this morning in the men’s 4×100 medley relay. Michael Andrew (55.56), Reece Whitley (1:00.84), Ryan Hoffer (53.84), and Daniel Krueger (50.10) combined for a 3:40.31 to win heat 2.
Australia was 2nd in 3:42.19 with Jack Cartwright as the anchor in 50.14. Like the USA, they’re saving their top swimmer, Kyle Chalmers, for finals. Russia was closely behind in 3:42.89 with a 53.25 fly split from Daniil Antipov.
Interestingly, Britain’s relay was a now show in this event. Italy was DQed after an early jump from their anchor, Ivano Vendrame.
Top 8: United States (USA), Australia (AUS), Russia (RUS), Poland (POL), Brazil (BRA), Spain (ESP), Canada (CAN), Turkey (TUR).
WOMEN’S 4×100 MEDLEY RELAY
- WR: 3:52.05 United States (USA) 4 AUG 2012 London (GBR)
- WJ: 4:03.22 Russia (RUS) 25 JUN 2015 Baku (AZE)
- CR: 4:04.48 Russia (RUS) 31 AUG 2013 Dubai (UAE)
Japan leads the women’s 4×100 medley relay headed into finals. They posted a 4:05.65 with a 58.93 fly split from Rikako Ikee. Behind them was Team USA’s Grace Ariola (1:01.27), Kennedy Lohman (1:09.86), Lauren Case (1:00.23), and Kenisha Liu (56.12) with a 4:07.48.
Canada (4:08.31) was 3rd this morning with a 55.27 anchor from Rebecca Smith. Just behind them was Australia, who finished in 4:08.55 after a 1:00.34 backstroke split by Minna Atherton.
Top 8: Japan (JPN), United States (USA), Canada (CAN), Australia (AUS), Russia (RUS), Germany (GER), Italy (ITA), Slovakia (SVK).
MEN’S 1500 FREE
- WR: 14:31.02 Sun Yang (CHN) 4 AUG 2012 London (GBR)
- WJ: 14:48.76 Mack Horton (AUS) 29 JUL 2014 Glasgow (SCT)
- CR: 14:56.60 Mack Horton (AUS) 31 AUG 2013 Dubai (UAE)
China’s Ziao Qiu topped the early heats of the men’s 1500 free, winning heat 4 with a 15:17.54. Behind him was Hungary’s Kristof Rasovszky at 15:24.91. South Africa’s Matthew Meyer (15:25.76) was the 3rd fastest this morning.
Those are the top 3 finishers before tonight’s final. On paper, the 8th place cutoff is at 15:26.22. Should some of the finalists not improve on their seed times, the top finishers in the early heats can move into the top 8.