Luke Percy already won the 50 free at World Juniors; he’ll be looking for a middle lane coming out of Friday’s semifinals in the 100. (Photo: Colin Blair/SwimSwam.com)
Luke Percy was also among the top seeds coming out of prelims, with his coming in the 100 free. (Photo: Colin Blair/SwimSwam.com)
The Australian Junior team is having an impressive run of success at this year’s World Junior Championships. (Photo: Colin Blair/SwimSwam.com)
In the men’s 800 free relay final, Australia’s Mack Horton will be looking for his 6th gold medal of the meet in four days. (Photo: Colin Blair/SwimSwam.com)
The title went to Hong Kong’s Siobhan Haughey in 54.47, which broke the Meet Record set by American Lia Neal in 2011 at 54.90. That also re-broke the Hong Kong National Age Group Record for 15-17′s that she set in prelims, and came within a tenth of former NCAA standout Hannah Wilson’s overall National Record.
Australia’s Mack Horton has established himself as the swimmer of these championships, and in the boys’ 800 free on Wednesday, put up what is undoubtedly the swim of the meet so far.
In what could be termed a mild upset, American Kylie Stewart of the Dynamo Swim club won the girls’ 200 backstroke in 2:09.74, which is a new Championship Record. That broke the 2:10.43 that Ukrainian Daryna Zevina swam to win at the 2011 edition of this meet. (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)
WADA has withdrawn accreditation from one of only two labs in South American capable of testing samples.
Lithuania’s Ruta Meilutyte will go for her first major international non-breaststroke medal tonight in the girls’ 100 free final. (File Photo: Victor Puig/victorpuig.com)
Gunnar Bentz beat a suddenly energetic final of the men’s 200 IM (Photo: Colin Blair/SwimSwam.com)
American Ella Eastin enters the first finals session as the top seed in the girls’ 400 IM. (File Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
Lithuania’s Ruta Meilutyte was nowhere near her World Record in the 50 breaststroke, but she did take the top seed. (File Photo: Victor Puig/victorpuig.com)
Cierra Runge is one of some-900 participants at this year’s World Junior Championships. (Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
World Record holder Ruta Meilutyte has 7 entries in Dubai at the Junior World Championships, including the two events in which she’s the World Record holder. (Photo: Victor Puig/victorpuig.com)
Matheus Santana has been forced to pull out of the World Junior Championships due to health issues. (Photo: Satiro Sodre/SSPress)