Faith Knelson Drops 200 IM Heats on Day 4 at FINA World Juniors

6th FINA World Junior Swimming Championships

There aren’t many big surprises among the circle-seeded heats for Saturday morning prelims at the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships in Indianapolis. The top 24 entrants in the women’s 50 back, men’s 50 fly and men’s 200 breast, as well as the top 16 in the women’s 400 free, are all expected to show up for their events. Only Faith Knelson of Canada, seeded #20 in the 200 IM, doesn’t appear on Saturday’s heat sheets. Knelson was entered in the 50-100-200 breaststroke events and the 200 IM. She won the silver medal in the 50m breast on Thursday night, and is the top qualifier for the 100m breast final on Saturday night. Presumably she plans to conserve her energy Saturday morning to make a run for the gold medal in that evening’s 100 breast final.

The only other notable absence is Great Britain in the men’s 4×200 freestyle relay. The British men had a relay in the entry book but were not assigned a lane in Saturday’s heats.

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Women’s 50m Backstroke – heats

  • WJR: 27.49, Minna Atherton (AUS), 2016
  • Meet: 27.81, Gabrielle Fa’amausili (NZL), 2015

Start list W50back

Men’s 50m Butterfly – heats

  • WJR: 23.28, Evgeny Sedov (RUS), 2014
  • Meet: 23.61, Daniel Bell (NZL), 2008

Start list M50fly

Women’s 400m Freestyle – heats

  • WJR: 3:58.37, Katie Ledecky (USA), 2014
  • Meet: 4:06.17, Tasmin Cook (AUS), 2015

Start list W400free

Men’s 200m Breaststroke – heats

  • WJR: 2:08.71, Qin Haiyang, 2017
  • Meet: 2:10.19, Anton Chupkov (RUS), 2015

Start list M200breast

Women’s 200m Individual Medley – heats

  • WJR: 2:09.98, Rikako Ikee (JPN), 2017
  • Meet: 2:11.03, Viktoria Zeynep Gunes (TUR), 2015

Start list W200IM

Men’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay – heats

  • WJR: 7:13.76, United States, 2015
  • Meet: 7:13.76, United States, 2015

Start list M4x200free



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Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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