16-year-old Gretch Walsh just dipped under the 54-second threshold in the women’s 100 free, making her the 2nd fastest American ever in her age group.
Luca Urlando led-off the United States’ mixed 4x100m free relay, helping the nation take gold in a new World Junior Record-setting performance.
Jonathan Tan took over the men’s 50m free Singaporean National Record from Joseph Schooling en route to taking the 3rd seed at World Juniors.
Australia’s Thomas Neill entered these Championships as a viable contender but has already established himself as a bona fide budding freestyle superstar.
16-year-old Franko Grgic added another Croatian Record to his resume, adding the 800m freestyle to his 1500m free mark already produced this year.
14-year-old Athena Kovacs made it to tomorrow night’s 50m fly final, clocking a new Mexican National Record in the event along the way.
16-year-old Lena Grabowski nabbed the 200m back silver in Budapest while also knocking down her own Austrian National Record.
14-year-old Miriam Sheehan got under the 27-second barrier for the 1st time in her young career this morning in the women’s 50 fly and she did it again.
Young talent is storming on the scene as 16-year-olds Gretchen Walsh, Brit Kayla van der Merwe, and Belarusian Anastasiya Shkurdai hold top seeds tonight.
Cole Pratt of Canada has pulled out of the semi-finals of the men’s 50 backstroke in Budapest, allowing teammate Sebastian Somerset to swim in his place.
Daria Vaskina of Russia, who won the bronze medal in the 100 backstroke on Wednesday night, will not swim in heats of the 200 back on Wednesday morning.
After the 50 breast came down to three tenths, gold medalist Benedetta Pilato and Kayla van der Merwe (pictured) are side-by-side in the 100 this morning.
American Luca Urlando won the men’s 200m free on night 2 of the 2019 World Junior Championships, helping keep the U.S. on top of the medal standings.
Watch races from Day 1 and Day 2 at 2019 World Juniors, including the US men’s 4×100 free final and Carson Foster’s 200 IM final.
USA’s Luca Urlando is the top seed in the 200 meter freestyle final at World Junior Championships. Carson Foster is the 2nd seed.