Nandor Nemeth will swim in the semifinals of the 100 free on Sunday night at FINA World Junior Swimming Championships in Indianapolis.
Michael Andrew of Team USA did the improbable: he set a precise goal time in the 50m freestyle, 21.75, and hit it on the nose. Not once, but twice.
Rikako Ikee of JPN is the top seed in the women’s 100 fly at Junior World Championships.
USA’s Eva Merrell, the number 4 seed in the women’s 100 fly, does not appear on Sunday’s start list.
Penny Oleksiak has been the not-so-secret weapon for Canada’s relays at FINA World Junior Swimming Championships. In this interview she explains why she came to Indy, and what keeps her motivated.
“I’m really trying to take things one day at a time, one swim at a time. Just trying to keep on working hard in practice, doing all that I can to improve. I’ll just see where it takes me.”
Anastasiya Shkurdai of BLR, who qualified 15th for the women’s 50m back semifinals, is the only scratch on Day 4 finals session at FINA World Junior Swimming Championships.
Hungary’s Anja Kesely is seeded 3.5 seconds faster than the rest of the field in the 400 free, whose heats will take place on Saturday morning at FINA World Junior Swimming Championships.
Canada’s Faith Knelson has opted out of the women’s 200 IM heats on Saturday morning. She is the top seed in the 100 breast final, which takes place Saturday night.
Maddie McDonald, from Windsor, Ontario, has given her verbal commitment for the 2018-19 season to Neal Studd and his coaching staff at Florida State University.
Ellie Henry of The O’Neal School and Sandhills Sand Sharks has verball committed to William and Mary for 2018-19.
There are only a handful of scratches out of heats on Day Three at FINA World Junior Championships.
Kliment Kolesnikov of Russian Federation, who did not swim in Wednesday’s heats where he was top seed in the 100-meter backstroke, has also bowed out of Thursday’s prelims session, where he was #3 in the 200 IM.
Italy’s Nicolò Martinenghi broke the Championship Record and lowered his own World Junior Record in the 100 breast on Wednesday night, swimming in semifinals at FINA World Junior Swimming Championships in Indianapolis.
Irina Krivonogova of the Russian Federation has ceded her spot to South Africa’s Rebecca Meder in the final of the women’s 400 IM on Day One of 6th FINA World Junior Swimming Championships.