7TH FINA WORLD JUNIOR SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019
- 50-Meter Course
- Duna Arena, Budapest (Hungary)
- Pool swimming: Tuesday, August 20 – Sunday, August 25, 2019
- Heats 9:30am GMT+2 (3:30 am EDT / 12:30 am PDT)/ Semifinals and Finals 5:30pm GMT+2 (11:30am EDT / 8:30am PDT)
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Another day and another relay record went down at the World Junior Championships, courtesy of the United States. This time it was the men’s 4x200m freestyle relay that blasted a new meet mark en route to gold, with the combination of Jake Magahey, Luca Urlando, Jake Mitchell and Carson Foster powering their way to the top of the podium in 7:08.37.
Australia’s 400m free silver medalist and 800m free bronze medaist Thomas Neill got his nation off to a quick start, leading the field in a time of 1:47.58. That was over half a second ahead of USA’s Magahey who led-off in 1:48.11, although Magahey’s split was his best-ever by over half a second.
Urlando maintained the 2nd place position with a split of 1:47.13 against Russia’s Aleksandr Shchegolev‘s big-time 1:46.36 that bumped his nation ahead of Australia to take the lead, at least temporarily.
Urlando handed off to Mitchell who threw down 1:47.03, which led to Foster blasting an eye-catching 1:46.10, the fastest of the entire field, to seal the deal and give the stars n’ stripes the win in 7:08.37.
The Americans’ outing tonight obliterated the previous WJR mark of 7:10.95 established by Hungary back at the 2017 edition of these World Junior Championships.
Splits for the previous WJR by Hungary included:
Richárd Márton (1:48.68)
Kristóf Milák (1:47.52)
Balázs Holló (1:48.23)
Nándor Németh (1:46.52)
Splits for tonight’s final included the following: