Rikako Ikee of Japan broke the championship record in the women’s 50m butterfly Thursday night in order to take the top seed heading into finals and put a scare on the junior world record.
Viktoria Zeynep Gunes of Turkey, who won gold in the women’s 50m breaststroke, posted the top time by a large margin in the heats of the 100m breaststroke on Thursday morning in Singapore.
Perhaps Russia’s best performance came out of a semifinal and a heat. In the men’s 100 fly, Daniil Pakhomov twice rattled the Junior World Record.
The young Russian swim team continues to impress at the 2015 Baku European Games, expanding their lead in the medal counts after day 4.
Daniil Pakhomov puts up a lifetime best of 52.25 in the prelims of the men’s 100 butterfly…
Watch 16 year old Russian breaststroker, Maria Astashinka, beat the Junior World Record marks in both the 200 breaststroke and 4×100 medley relay.
The Russian relay team of Mariia Kameneva, Maria Astashinka, Polina Egorova, and Arina Openysheva combined to win the event and break the Jr World Record with their time of 4:03.22.
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