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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- ‘Live’ Stream – EuroVision
- Live Results
Day 6 of the FINA World Junior Championships is set to kick off from Singapore. On this last day, all events will be contested for a spot in the final. Here are a few races to watch:
MEN’S 200 BACK
Britain’s Luke Greenbank (1:56.79) holds the top seed in the men’s 200 back, and his best is just off Li Guangyuan’s Junior World Record of 1:56.71. Greenbank will swim in heat 6 with Canada’s Markus Thormeyer.
Team USA has the 2nd and 3rd fastest seeds, with Austin Katz and Michael Taylor swimming in the fast lane of heats 4 and 5 respectively. While Greenbank is the heavy favorite, those 2 are in contention for podium finishes. Challenging Katz will be Spain’s Hugo Gonzalez.
WOMEN’S 200 BREAST
Junior World Record holder Viktoria Gunes of Turkey holds the top seed at 2:22.69 in the women’s 200 breast. Looking to take that record from her today will be Russia’s Mariia Astashkina, who comes into the morning with a 2:23.06. Japan’s Runa Imai is also in the mix with a 2:23.55 to hold 3rd seed.
With 3 swimmers within a second of the Junior World Record, including the current record holder, we could see it go down today. The Championship Record of 2:23.12 by Ukraine’s Viktoriya Solntseva is certainly under watch.
MEN’S 200 FLY
After winning the 100 fly earlier in the meet, Russia’s Daniil Pakhomov is also the favorite in the 200 fly. his 1:56.97 is within range of Andrew Seliskar’s Championship Record of 1:56.42. It’s also less than a second off Seliskar’s Junior World Record of 1:55.92.
Up to challenge Pakhomov will be USA’s Mike Thomas, swimming next to him in heat 6. Japan’s Nao Horomura and Italy’s Glacomo Carini will lead the other circle seeded heats. All 3 of these swimmers come in with times in the 1:57 range. USA’s Zach Harting will swim next to Horomura in heat 4 with a 1:58 entry time.
WOMEN’S 200 FREE
Russia’s Arina Openysheva leads the start lists of the women’s 200 free, slated to swim in lane 4 of heat 8. Her 1:58.22 is less than a tenth off the Championship Record set by Australia’s Tamsin Cook at 1:58.16 in a relay lead off this week.
The only other sub-1:59 entry belongs to Japan’s Sachi Mochida, who will swim in heat 7. With her in heat 7 is both of the Americans. Hannah Cox will take lane 5 next to Melissa Pish.
Also with a chance to win this event this event, Canada’s Taylor Ruck has proved that she’s one to watch at this meet. Ruck comes in with a 1:59.79 seed, but has had a few big swims out of prelims to show she’s faster than she looks on paper. She blazed to a 1:56.71 anchor on Canada’s 4×200 free relay, so look for her to dip under her seed time today.
Other events that will be swum during day 6 prelims include: The men’s 4×100 medley relay, women’s 4×100 medley relay, and men’s 1500 free early heats.