Kozan Clocks 2:11.55 200 IM To Overtake Beisel As 4th Fastest American 15-16


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15-year-old U.S. swimmer Justina Kozan blasted a winning time of 2:11.55 to take the women’s 200m IM crown here at the World Junior Championships. Kozan’s time checks-in as a new personal best for the teen, with the mark representing her first time ever under the 2:12 threshold.

Entering Budapest, the American’s personal best in this 200m IM rested at the 2:12.74 she put up at this year’s U.S. Summer Nationals. In this morning’s heats of the event at these Championships, she took the top spot in 2:12.83, less than a tenth off of that outing.

This evening, Kozan charged to the wall by over a body length, topping the podium in 2:11.55 to beat out Mei Ishihara of Japan and Zoe Vogelmann of Germany. Both the women finished well behind in silver- and bronze-worthy times of 2:14.62 and 2:14.81, respectively.

Splits for Kozan’s previous PB of 2:12.74:

28.50 ——–
1:03.38 (34.88)
1:43.59 (40.21)
2:12.74 (29.15)

Splits for Kozan’s new PB of 2:11.55:

28.24 ———
1:02.96 (34.72)
1:41.58 (38.62)
2:11.55 (29.97)

With her swim, Kozan now ranks as the 4th fastest American 15-16-year-old ever in this 200m IM event, sitting only behind Katie Hoff, Dagny Knutson and Elizabeth Pelton.

2:10.41 Katie Hoff FG NBAC 2005 World Champs 7/24/2005 Montreal
2:10.79 Dagny Knutson AZ UN 2009 Jr Pan Pacific Champs 1/8/2009 Guam
2:11.03 Elizabeth Pelton PC NBAC 2009 USA Swimming National Champs 7/7/2009 Indianapolis
2:11.55 Justina Kozan 2019 World Junior C’ships 8/22/2019 Budapest
2:11.65 Elizabeth Beisel US ABF 2009 USA Swimming National Champs 7/7/2009 Indianapolis


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she shaved 2 seconds on the breast !!! Fabulous . What a talent at only 15


Great improvement on the breaststroke leg. If she can get her fly and back down a second each she can challenge for a spot on the team next summer


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