The battle for male International Junior Swimmer of the Year was a toss-up coming into December.
Since the first World Championships took place in 1973, Korea has only had 6 swimmers reach the finals. Korean swimmer An Sehyeon made history when she became this first Korean woman to swim in multiple finals.
Established IM stars like Kosuke Hagino and Chase Kalisz will be among those vying to fill the void left by the absence of the two men who have won the last seven world championships in the 200 IM.
Sun, the 1500 free World Record holder, clocked in at 15:04.15. That’s well off his record time of 14:31.02, but still good enough to win by almost 4 seconds
On day 7, Chinese backtroke star Xu Jiayu continued to rewrite the record books with a 24.42 in the 50 back, setting a new Chinese National Record in the process
In the semifinals of the 50 back, Jiayu popped off a 24.42 to set the mark.
On day 6, Chinese backtroke star Xu Jiayu continued to rewrite the record books with a 1:54.03 to win the 200 back, setting a new Chinese National Record in the process.
Jiayu put up a personal best 1:54.03 to win the 200 back, setting a new Chinese National Record in the process.
Wang Shun took down the Chinese National Record en route to gold, dominating the field in 1:56.16