2023 WORLD JUNIOR SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- September 4 – 9, 2023
- Netanya, Israel
- Wingate Institute
- LCM (50m)
- Meet Central
- How To Watch
- Psych Sheets
- Live Results
- Day 1 Prelims Live Recap | Day 1 Finals Live Recap
- Day 2 Prelims Live Recap| Day 2 Finals Live Recap
- Day 3 Prelims Live Recap | Day 3 Finals Live Recap
- Day 4 Prelims Live Recap | Day 4 Finals Live Recap
- Day 5 Prelims Live Recap | Day 5 Finals Live Recap
- Day 6 Prelims Live Recap | Day 6 Finals Live Recap
- Day 6 Finals Heat Sheet (Start List)
Olivia Wunsch earned her second individual gold medal and fourth gold overall at the World Junior Championships on Saturday with another dominant showing in the 50-meter freestyle.
After clocking a personal-best 24.60 to lead Friday’s semifinals, the 17-year-old Australian sprint star knocked another hundredth of a second off her lifetime best to tie the World Junior Championship meet record of 24.59 set by Japan’s Rikako Ikee in 2017.
Wunsch has gone through a long week of swimming featuring victories in the women’s 400 free relay (52.61 relay anchor), mixed 400 free relay (world junior record 3:24.29), and 100 free (53.71). Still, she had enough left in the tank for one more personal best on the sixth day of racing in Netanya, Israel.
GIRLS 50 FREESTYLE – FINAL
- World Junior Record: 24.17 – Claire Curzan (USA), 2021
- Championship Record: 24.59 – Rikako Ikee (JPN), 2017
- 2024 Olympic ‘A’ Standard: 24.70
- ‘B’ Standard: 24.82
- Time for 8th at 2022 World Jr Champs: 26.44
- Olivia Wunsch (AUS) — 24.59 *= CHAMPIONSHIP RECORD*
- Annam Olasewere (USA) — 24.95
- Hannah Casey (AUS) — 25.07
- Sara Curtis (ITA) — 25.15
- Caroline Larsen (USA) — 25.26
- Lillian Slusna (SVK)/Zoe Pedersen (NZL) — 25.59
- Seoa Lee (KOR) — 25.70
Annam Olasewere broke 25 seconds for the second time at this meet, tying the 24.95 she went in semifinals for the silver medal. The time makes her 6th all-time in the American girls’ 15-16 age group. Before the meet, her best was 25.08, which she swam at U.S. Nationals.