No Scratches for Day One’s Finals/Semis Session at 2019 World Juniors

7th FINA World Junior Swimming Championships 2019

  • 50-Meter Course
  • Duna Arena, Budapest (Hungary)
  • Pool swimming: Tuesday, August 20 – Sunday, August 25, 2019
  • Heats 9:30am GMT+2 (3:30 am EDT / 12:30 am PDT)/ Semifinals and Finals 5:30pm GMT+2 (11:30am EDT / 8:30am PDT)
  • Meet site
  • Entries book
  • FinaTV Live Stream (subscription required)
  • Live results

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

No one scratched out of the semi-final heats or the finals on Day One at 2019 FINA World Junior Championships in Budapest. Two championship records were broken in heats on Tuesday morning. Gabor Zombori of Hungary dropped a huge lifetime best of 3:46.97 in the 400 free to set the tone from the very first event. That took down the meet record of 3:47.12 set by Mack Horton of Australia at the 2013 World Junior Championships in Dubai. Two events later, Italy’s Thomas Ceccon went 54.07 in the 100 breast to erase Hugo Gonzalez of Spain’s 54.27 set in 2017 at Indianapolis.

Tuesday evening’s session will feature the finals of the men’s 400 free and women’s 400 IM as well as the men’s 4×100 free and the women’s 4×200 free. There will also be semi-final heats of the women’s 50 breast, men’s 100 back, men’s 100 breast, and women’s 100 back.

Competition begins at 5:30 p.m. local time in Budapest (11:30 EDT / 8:30 PDT).

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Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swim/swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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