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.
Kyle Chalmers and Tamsin Cook helped bring the Aussie gold medal total to 7 after 4 days of competition at the 2015 FINA World Junior Championships.
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.
Turkey’s Viktoria Gunes registered a new meet record in the women’s 200m IM. The yet-to-be-ratified WJR of Zhou Min from 2014 is still faster, however.
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.
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.
Australia’s Kyle Chalmers is the top seed in the boys 50 free on day 3.
USA’s Sierra Schmidt claimed gold in the 800m freestyle today, but take a look at the overall medal picture after two days of competition in Singapore.
Grant Shoults exploded for the first gold medal of Junior Worlds, blasting a 3:48.91 in the 400 free.