Maria Astashkina Breaks 200 Breast Jr World Record In Baku

2015 EUROPEAN GAMES

  • Tuesday, June 23 – Saturday, June 27, 2015
  • Baku Aquatic Centre, Baku, Azerbaijan
  • Prelims: 12:30 am EST; Finals: 8:30 am EST
  • Meet Preview
  • Start lists, timeline and results can be found here.
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In the final of the women’s 200 breaststroke at the 2015 European Games, 16 year old Russian breaststroker Maria Astashinka ran away from the field, winning her second gold medal of the games and breaking the Jr World Record with her time of 2:23.06.

That time will stand as the 6th fastest time in the world this year, and breaks Viktoriya Solnceva‘s previous Jr World Record of 2:23.12 from the 2013 Junior World Championships.

2014-2015 LCM Women 200 Breast

ViktoriaGUNES
ZEYNEP
08/29
2.19.64*WJR
2Kanako
WATANABE
JPN2.20.9004/12
3Rikke
MOLLER PEDERSEN
DEN2.21.5806/10
4Rie
KANETOU
JPN2.21.9004/12
5Micah
LAWRENCE
USA2.22.0408/06
6Jinglin
SHI
CHN2.22.0804/14
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Click here to view SwimSwam’s Jr World Record Board.

Earlier this week Astashinka won gold in the women’s 50 meter breaststroke with her time of 31.58. Tomorrow she will compete in the 100 meter breaststroke and have a change to go for her third individual gold medal of the meet. The Jr World record in the women’s 100 breaststroke will be much harder to reach, although it is not out of the picture. Rita Meilutyte currently holds the Jr World Record with her time of 1:05.21.

For a full recap from day three of the 2015 European Games, click here. 

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