With the 2015 FINA Junior World Championships now underway in Singapore, we’ve seen a slew of records fall already after the first prelims session. One of those records came in the women’s 100 back, where Australia’s Minna Atherton posted a 59.83.
Atherton shattered the previous Junior World Championships Meet Record in the 100 back, which was a 1:00.59 done by Peru’s Daryna Zevina in 2013. This was well under the time she came in with, as she entered the meet with a 1:01.18.
Atherton’s Splits- 59.83: 28.86/30.97
Notably, Atherton was also under the latest confirmed Junior World Record in this event. That belonged to Russia’s Daria Ustinova at 1:00.25 done in 2014.
Unoficially, however, the record belongs to Team USA’s Claire Adams. Adams was a 59.58 at the 2015 U.S. Nationals, but that swim has not yet been ratified by FINA as the official Junior World Record.
Adams was the only swimmer entered into the meet with a sub-1:00 time, so Atherton putting herself into the mix makes things interesting. The women swam next to each other in prelims, finishing 1-2 in heat 6. Adams clocked a 1:00.46 for the 2nd seed overall.