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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- Entries book
- FinaTV Live Stream (subscription required)
- Live results
Friday, 23 August 2019
16-year-old Kayla Van Der Merwe lowered her own British Age Group Record for 16-year-old girls with 1:07.06 in the 100m breaststroke final at FINA World Junior Swimming Championships in Budapest. That swim earned her a bronze medal behind Russia’s Evgenia Chikunova (1:06.93) and USA’s Kaitlyn Dobler (1:06.97) and took .06 off her previous British Age Group Record of 1:07.12.
Van Der Merwe had gone 1:07.12 in her gold-medal performance at the 2019 LEN European Junior Championships in Kazan Russia in July. There, she broke the 1:08 barrier for the first time in semi-finals with 1:07.96 before going 1:07.12 to win gold in finals. The latter swim erased Olympian Siobhan-Marie O’Connor from the British Age Group Records for 16-year-olds in the 100 breast. O’Connor had owned the record since 2012.
Van Der Merwe split 31.30-35.76 in Budapest on Friday night to go 1:07.06; in Kazan she had been 31.76-35.36. She won a silver medal in the 50m breast at World Junior Championships on Wednesday night, going 30.91 for another British Age Group Record.
Van Der Merwe remains the sixth-fastest British 100 breaststroker in history:
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