Rikako Ikee will go for two gold medals on the final night of the World Junior Championships in the 100 fly and 50 free.
Taylor Ruck will look to defend her title in the 200 free on the final day of the 2017 FINA World Junior Swimming Championships.
After tonight’s events, Japan has now taken over the lead in the gold medal count, but the USA maintains the lead in terms of overall medals with 14 medals to Japan’s 12.
Japan’s Nao Horomura threw down a 1:53.90 to win the WUG title and narrowly miss the Junior world record of 1:53.79, set by Hungarian Kristof Milak.
It’s day 4 of the Summer Universiade (also known as the World University Games) in Taipei, and tonight’s finals session schedule is loaded with big events, including the 200 IM led by Japan’s Yui Ohashi.
Olympic champion Dmitriy Balandin will compete in his signature 200 breaststroke at day 3 prelims from Taipei.
Hungarian 17-year-old Kristof Milak just surpassed Michael Phelps’ time of 1:53.93 he set in the 200m butterfly at just 18 years of age, the mark many consider to be the ‘true’ world junior record.
In a banner morning for young butterflyers in Japan, both 200 fly junior world records went under assault on Saturday of Japanese nationals. Nao Horomura very nearly broke the men’s record with a 1:55.37.
Junior World Records toppled on day 3 of the Japan Swim 2017, as the marks were taken down in the men’s and women’s 200 fly.
Watch Eva Merrell win the 100 fly, and all the other races from Day 3 of the 2016 Junior Pan Pacific Championships.
Team USA’s Michael Taylor, pictured, won the men’s 100 back at 2016 Junior Pan Pacs. Follow all the action in Maui with the Day One race videos.
American Cassidy Bayer dominated the women’s 200 butterfly winning the event by almost four seconds on the first evening of the 2016 Junior Pan Pacific Championships…
James Magnussen swam a smooth 50m freestyle this morning, setting himself up for the middle of the pool to lead tonight’s finals in Sydney.
Hard not to swim-nerd out over some of the eye-popping times thrown down in Sydney on night 1 of the NSW Open Championships.