7TH FINA WORLD JUNIOR SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019
- 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)
- 50-meter (LCM) course
- Meet site
- Entries book
- FinaTV Live Stream (subscription required)
- Live results
The winner of the men’s 100m breaststroke at this year’s World Junior Championships was 18-year-old Vladislav Gerasimenko. The teen clocked a gold medal-worthy effort of 59.97 to represent the only swimmer to dip under the 1:00 threshold in the final, holding off Americans Josh Matheny and Kevin Houseman who touched in times of 1:00.17 and 1:00.55, respectively.
For Gerasimeko, the teen was downgraded to bronze in this 100m breast event at this year’s European Junior Championships after having won both the 100m and 200m breast titles at the 2018 edition of the meet. Tonight’s upgrade to gold was consolation in itself, but the man also downed a notable Russian Age Record, rolling over Olympic medalist Anton Chupkov‘s previous mark.
Chupkov held the Russian 18&U Record at the 1:00.12 he produced at this same World Junior Championships meet back in 2015 in Singapore. In that swim, Chupkov logged splits of 28.74/31.38 to register the 1:00.12 in the heats. The Russian would go on to ultimately take gold in the final in a time of 1:00.19.
Tonight, Gerasimenko’s sub-minute outing was composed of 28.15/31.82, so the man was quicker on the front-end to overtake Chupkov’s Russian Age Record.
The teen also now checks-in as the 8th fastest Russian, all ages, in the men’s 100m breast.
Top Russian Performers All-Time in Men’s 100m Breast
|59.80||Kirill Strelnikov||RUS||2013 World Champs||7/28/2013||Barcelona|
|59.87||Roman Sloudnov||RUS||2008 Olympic Games||8/9/2008||Beijing|
|59.97||Vladislav Gerasimenko||RUS||7th FINA World Junior Swimming Championships 2019||21/08/2019|