The names are out for the Russian Olympic team. 34 swimmers are officially going to Rio, 4 have another chance at Euros, and, if her suspension falls through, Efimova will jump onto the roster automatically.
In the finals of the women’s 200 breast, Turkey’s Viktoria Gunes obliterated the Junior World Record with a 2:19.64, closing in on Rikke Moeller Pedersen’s World Record of 2:19.11.
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
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.
Canada’s Junior World Champs in the mixed 4×100 free relay strike a pose.
Canada snatched up four medals on day 3, shifting the standings in the medal table halfway through the 2015 FINA World Junior Championships.
As action continues at the 2015 FINA World Junior Championships in Singapore, local photographer Adrian Seetho is sharing with us an on-deck look at the championship meet.
Canada’s Taylor Ruck broke her own meet record and moved to within a tenth of the junior world record in finals of the 100 free, then helped Canada win gold in the mixed 4×100 free relay.
After breaking the championship record in the semifinals of the 100m butterfly, Daniil Pakhomov of Russia managed to do so again in order to claim gold in the final and better his time.
Australia’s Minna Atherton beat junior world record-holder Claire Adams head-to-head and tied her record while taking gold in the girls 100 back at day 2 finals.
Anton Chupkov’s sub-minute breaststroke split helped steer his Russian mixed 400 medley relay team to the top of the podium.
Sierra Schmidt has reason to dance: she and her American teammates have won every major 800 free title this summer.