The Russians have shown great strength in the relays in Singapore, capping it off with a new junior world record from the women’s 4x100m medley team
On the strength of Anton Chupkov’s 59.8 breastroke leg, the Russian men were able to win the gold medal and break the championship record in the men’s 400m medley relay
Canada’s Taylor Ruck had another impressive performance in Singapore, winning gold and breaking the championship record in the 200m free
Rikako Ikee of Japan won the women’s 100 fly in a new championship record of 58.28
Turkey’s Viktoriya Gunes swam a remarkable time of 2:19.64 in the women’s 200 breastroke, smashing her own junior world and championship records, and scaring the world record of 2:19.11
Australia’s Kyle Chalmers took home the men’s 100 freestyle title in a new championship record of 48.47
Team USA will go with Michael Taylor on the backstroke leg, Reece Whitley on the breaststroke leg, Michael Andrew on the fly leg, and Maxime Rooney anchoring on the free leg.
With a new personal best time, Canada’s Taylor Ruck topped the prelims of the women’s 200 free in 1:59.34. Her previous best was a 1:59.79 from 2015 U.S. Junior Nationals.
Taylor Ruck comes in with a 1:59.79, but has had some big swims to show she’s faster than she looks on paper. Earlier in the meet, she blazed to a 1:56.71 relay anchor, so look for her to challenge today.
Team USA’s Sean Grieshop blasted the final 50 of the men’s 400 I.M. in 27.94, tearing through his best time to win the event in 4:15.67.
While the Russians and Americans have as many medals, 8 golds leaves the team from Australia atop the medals table…
Fresh off a silver medal performance in the 50m backstroke, Minna Atherton helped her Australian teammates to a gold medal and new junior world record in the 400m free relay to close out day 5
New Zealand’s Gabrille Fa’Amausili (right) retained her 50m back junior world title, and took back her junior world record from Australian rival Minna Atherton
Brazil’s Pedro Spajari broke American Caeleb Dressel’s 100m freestyle championship record of 48.97 leading the semi-finals in a blistering 48.87
Slovenia’s Tjasa Oder saw her 1500m freestyle championship record get broken on the 5th night of finals at Junior World Championships by Italy’s Simona Quadarella