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Jan Cejka Lowers Newly-Minted Czech Record En Route To 50 Back Gold

The records keep falling, as Jan Cejka lowered his own newly-minted Czech national standard en route to gold in the men’s 50m back.

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Shkurdai Knocks Down Belarusian National Record In 50 Fly

Anastasiya Shkurdai just took down the Belarusian senior national record in the women’s 50m fly en route to silver in Budapest.

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Puerto Rico’s 14-Year-Old Sheehan Clocks Another National Record – 50 Back

Puerto Rican teenager Miriam Sheehan was back to her record-breaking ways today in Budapest, this time hitting a new standard in the 50m back.

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Croatia Gets On The Board, But America Dominates World Junior Medals

America holds on to its medal lead after 3 days of competition in Budapest, but other nations are seeing strong performances at these World Junior C’ships.

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2019 African Games: Erin Gallagher Takes Back South African 50 Fly Record

The 2019 African Games’ swimming competition kicked off with 20-year-old Erin Gallagher not wasting any time making her mark on the competition.

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Farida Osman, Oussama Sahnoune, Michael Houlie Get It Done In Africa

Egyptian World Championships medalist Farida Osman collected hardware through 2 days of swimming competition at the 2019 Africa Games in Morrocco.

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Curtiss Becomes 3rd American 17-18-Year-Old Under 22-Second Barrier In 50 Free

David Curtiss hit his first-ever sub-22 second 50m freestyle at just 17 years of age, becoming just the 3rd American in his age group ever to do so.

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Gretchen Walsh Hops Over Manuel To Become 2nd Fastest 15-16 U.S. 100 Freestyler

16-year-old Gretch Walsh just dipped under the 54-second threshold in the women’s 100 free, making her the 2nd fastest American ever in her age group.

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America Produces World Junior Record In Mixed 4×100 Free Relay

Luca Urlando led-off the United States’ mixed 4x100m free relay, helping the nation take gold in a new World Junior Record-setting performance.

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17-Year-Old Jonathan Tan Takes Over Schooling’s 50 Free Singaporean Record

Jonathan Tan took over the men’s 50m free Singaporean National Record from Joseph Schooling en route to taking the 3rd seed at World Juniors.

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Neill Takes 800 Free Bronze And Becomes 7th Fastest Aussie Performer Ever

Australia’s Thomas Neill entered these Championships as a viable contender but has already established himself as a bona fide budding freestyle superstar. 

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Franko Grgic Hits 7:45.92 800 Free For World Juniors Gold, Croatian Record

16-year-old Franko Grgic added another Croatian Record to his resume, adding the 800m freestyle to his 1500m free mark already produced this year.

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14-Year-Old Athena Kovacs Downs Mexican Record In Women’s 50 Fly

14-year-old Athena Kovacs made it to tomorrow night’s 50m fly final, clocking a new Mexican National Record in the event along the way.

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Grabowski Grabs 200 Back World Junior Silver In New Austrian Record

16-year-old Lena Grabowski nabbed the 200m back silver in Budapest while also knocking down her own Austrian National Record.

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14-Year-Old Sheehan Lowers Newly-Minted Puerto Rican Record In Women’s 50 Fly

14-year-old Miriam Sheehan got under the 27-second barrier for the 1st time in her young career this morning in the women’s 50 fly and she did it again.

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