2017 World Juniors: Americans Bring Medal Count to 22 on Day 5

6TH FINA WORLD JUNIOR SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Competition at the 2017 World Junior Championships continued  with day 5 finals in Indianapolis. On Sunday, we saw swimmers compete for medals in the women’s 1500 free, men’s 50 fly, women’s 50 back, men’s 400 IM, and women’s 4×100 free relay.

On day 5, the USA maintained its lead in the medal tables in terms of both total medals and total golds. They remain 4 gold medals ahead of 2nd-ranked Canada in total golds with 9 golds thus far, and 9 medals ahead of 2nd-ranked Hungary (13) in total medals with 22 medals. Contributing to the American medal total were Michael Andrew (50 fly gold), Grace Ariola (50 back bronze), and the women’s 4×100 free relay (silver).

Hungary and Japan each cracked double digits in total medals. Hungary earned some more hardware courtesy of Ajna Kesely (1500 free silver), Kristof Milak (50 fly bronze), Marton Barta (400 IM silver), and Balazs Hollo (400 IM bronze). Japan added a pair of medals thanks to Natsumi Sakai (50 back gold) and the women’s 4×100 free relay (bronze).

2017 WORLD JUNIORS: DAY 5 SWIMMING MEDAL TABLE (ORDERED BY TOTAL GOLDS)

Place Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 USA 9 8 5 22
2 CAN 5 4 3 12
3 HUN 4 6 3 13
4 JPN 4 3 3 10
5 ESP 2 1 2 5
6 ARG 2 1 0 3
7 GBR 2 0 1 3
8 RUS 1 3 4 8
9 IRL 1 1 1 3
10 ITA 1 0 1 2
11 GER 1 0 0 1
12 POL 0 1 1 2
12 FRA 0 1 1 2
14 SWE 0 1 0 1
15 AUS 0 0 4 4
16 SRB 0 0 1 1
16 ROU 0 0 1 1

2017 WORLD JUNIORS: DAY 5 SWIMMING MEDAL TABLE (ORDERED BY TOTAL MEDALS)

Place Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 USA 9 8 5 22
2 HUN 4 6 3 13
3 CAN 5 4 3 12
4 JPN 4 3 3 10
5 RUS 1 3 4 8
6 ESP 2 1 2 5
7 AUS 0 0 4 4
8 ARG 2 1 0 3
8 GBR 2 0 1 3
8 IRL 1 1 1 3
11 ITA 1 0 1 2
11 POL 0 1 1 2
11 FRA 0 1 1 2
14 GER 1 0 0 1
14 SWE 0 1 0 1
14 SRB 0 0 1 1
14 ROU 0 0 1 1

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