Minna Atherton

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Atherton discussed the Open Nationals race with Australian press after Friday’s final. “It was pretty intimidating,” she said. “But I was just going for the experience and to learn how to race against the older girls. It was a really good experience. I’m looking forward to my races tomorrow and throughout the rest of the year.”

Larkin, Campbell Among Australian Stars up for Swimmer of the Year Awards

The stars of the pool will parade down the blue carpet from 2pm at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre as they celebrate 2015 and a year to remember just 12 months out from the Olympics.

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15 World Junior and 38 Championships Records Fall in Singapore

The fifth edition of the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships established 15 World Junior Records and 38 Championship Records during the six-day competition.

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Andrew, Gunes Earn FINA Swimmer Of The Meet Honors

Michael Andrew earned FINA male swimmer of the meet honors after winning 5 medals and swimming 25 races in the 6 day competition

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Russian Women Smash 4x100m Medley Junior World Record

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

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2015 FINA Junior World Championships: Day 6 Prelims Live Recap

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.

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Grieshop Wins Gold, Fa’amausili Strikes Back to Highlight Day 5 at Junior World Championships

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.

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Australia Breaks Junior World Record In 400m Freestyle Relay

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

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Fa’Amausili Beats Atherton; Takes Back Junior World Record in 50m Back

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

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Australian Age Records Drop Like Flies In Singapore

Its been an Australian Age record breaking night at the World Junior championships in Singapore. Getting in on the action…

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Fa’Amausili Nabs New Zealand National Record in 50 Backstroke

Fa’Amausili lost her World Junior Record in the 50m backstroke, but gained a New Zealand National Record in today’s racing.

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2015 FINA Junior World Championships: Gunes wins 100 breast, 200 IM golds on day 4

Turkish star Viktoria Zeynep Gunes completed a tough double at day 4 finals, winning gold in the 100 breast and 200 IM – her second and thrid golds of the meet so far.

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Minna Atherton Breaks Junior World 50 Back Record Again In Semifinals

The hot streak continues for Australia’s Minna Atherton at the 2015 Junior World Championships. The 15-year-old broke yet another junior world record, going 27.92 out of semifinals in the 50 back.

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2015 FINA Junior Worlds: Day 4 Prelims Live Recap

Minna Atherton, top seed in the women’s 50m backstroke, will be going for the all-distance sweep in the event, having already won gold in the 100 and 200 backstrokes.

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Minna Atherton Posts 28.0 50 Backstroke to Clip Junior World Record

Atherton clocked a 28.00 to claim the Junior World Record and the Championship Record. She now owns the world junior mark in both the 50 and 100 back.

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2015 FINA Junior World Championships: Day 4 Prelims Preview

Turkey’s Viktoria Zeynep Gunes looks to add a 200 IM title to her breaststrokeing dominance this week, while perhaps making a run at the junior world record.

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