Five Florida State Seminoles Set To Compete At World Championships In Budapest

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June 16th, 2022 ACC, College, News

Courtesy: FSU Athletics

Tallahassee, Fla.  –  The 19th FINA World Championships is set to run from June 17-July 3 at the Duna Arena in Budapest, Hungary, where four swimmers and one diver with ties to Florida State will be competing.

Yordan Yanchev, Izaak Bastian, Emma Terebo, and Julio Horrego will be in action in swimming events, running from June 18-25. Prelims each morning will start at 3 a.m. (ET), and finals will follow at 12 p.m. (ET). The top 16 in every event except the 400m free will compete in the semifinals and the fastest eight swimmers will move on to finals the next day.

Prelims will stream via FINA.org, while finals will air on the Olympic Channel and Peacock daily at 12 p.m.

Katrina Young will compete in the diving competition, which will follow swimming on June 30.

Yordan Yanchev

Bulgaria • 200m free/400m free

A rising junior, Yanchev broke one of the oldest FSU records in the book during the 2022 ACC Championships, where he posted a 4:14.16 in the 500 free. He took down Kyle Young’s mark that was set back in 2009 at 4:14.60.  Yanchev went on the compete at his second NCAAs.

Yanchev holds six individual Bulgarian records, including the 200m (1:49.36), 400m (3:50.25), and 800m (8:01.98) free in long course meters.

Yanchev will be racing in his fifth World Championship meet, after competing at the short course events in 2021 and 2018 and on the junior level in 2019 and 2017.

The 400m free is scheduled for June 18, and the 200m free will follow on June 19.

Izaak Bastian

Bahamas • 50m breast/100m breast

A 2020 Olympian for the Bahamas, Bastian will represent his country for the fifth time at the World Championships.

Bastian closed out his FSU career in 2022 with three school, five ACC medals, and five All-American accolades. Additionally, he excelled in the classroom, winning the ACC Postgraduate Scholarship. He was also selected to the Academic All-America Second Team for At-Large sports after being named to four All-ACC academic teams.

The five-time individual national record holder is scheduled to compete in the 100m breast on June 18 and the 50m breast on June 20.

The Bahamas is also expected to field 4×100 mixed free and medley relay teams, scheduled to take place on June 21 and June 24.

Emma Terebo

France • 100m back/200m back

After graduating from Florida State in 2021, Terebo moved to France to pursue a professional swimming career. While training with Amiens Metropole National, Terebo won two titles at the 2022 French Elite Championships, taking the 100m back at 59.64 and 200m back at 2:11.35.

Her time in the 100m back was the second-fastest swim all-time in French history, just off the record (59.50). She entered the meet seeded 11th.

Terebo is scheduled to compete in the 100m back on June 19 and 200m back on June 23. France also will field a 4×100 medley relay team, which is scheduled for June 21.

Julio Horrego

Honduras • 50m breast/100m breast

The 2020 Olympic flag-bearer for Honduras and seven-time individual national record holder, Horrego is scheduled to compete in the 50m and 100m breast along with Bastian.

Horrego recorded a pair of top 25 finishes at the 2021 FINA SC World Championships in December, thus earning his bid to the meet.

Katrina Young

USA • 10m Synchro

A two-time Olympian for the United States, Young will compete in her second World Championship meet.

She will contest in the women’s 10m synchro event alongside Delaney Schnell. Despite both divers competing individually at the 2020 Olympics, this will be their first international competition as a team.

Young brought home the bronze at the World Championships in 10m synchro in 2019, winning the first medal for the Americans in the event since 2009. Young was also a part of the effort that brought home bronze in the team event.

The women’s 10m synchro prelims will start on June 30 at 3 a.m. (ET) and finals will follow at 1 p.m. (ET).

Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series

In addition to the four swimmers, Molly Carlson will continue the 2022 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Paris, France. The final round will start at 10 a.m. (ET) on June 18.

Carlson won the first stop on the tour in Boston, Mass., with a score of 377.40, ousting Rhiannan Iffland (373.60), ending her 13-event win streak.

The event will broadcast live on ESPN+ and the first day of the competition will be live on Red Bull’s TikTok channel.

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