Top 3 Junior Swimmers in Each Event At The 2016 Rio Olympics

2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES

While swimmers like Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte added to their Olympic medal career totals, the Rio Olympic Games served as a first chance for many young swimmers to represent their respective nations at an Olympic Games.

A couple of juniors took the Olympic stage by a storm, including Australia’s 100 free gold medalist Kyle Chalmers, and Canada’s 100 free gold medalist Penny Oleksiak, who won 4 medals in her first Olympic Games.

NOTE: This includes all swimmers who are 18 years old or younger as of the day of the race. In some of the races, there were less than 3 junior swimmers entered (M 200 BK, M 400 IM, M 200 FL). The men’s 100 breast and 200 IM had no junior swimmers. For those that advanced to semis and finals, we’ve used their fastest time of the meet.

Swimmers who qualified for the Olympic final in their events are in bold.

MEN

50 Free

  1. Aleksei Brianskii (RUS), 22.16
  2. Abeku Gyekye Jackson (GHA), 24.30
  3. Nikolas Sylvester (VIN), 25.64

100 Free

  1. Kyle Chalmers (AUS, Gold Medalist), 47.58
  2. Jhonny Perez Urena (DOM), 51.50
  3. Sirish Gurung (NEP), 57.76

200 Free

  1. Khader Ghetrich Baqlah (JOR), 1:48.42
  2. Alexei Sancov (MDA), 1:48.85
  3. Noah Mascoll-Gomes (ANT), 1:53.16

400 Free

  1. Ziao Qiu (CHN), 3:49.45
  2. Alex Sobers (BAR), 3:59.97
  3. Haris Bandey (PAK), 4:33.13

1500 Free

  1. Ilia Druzhinin (RUS), 14:59.56
  2. Iaroslav Potapov (RUS), 15:00.99
  3. Ziao Qiu (CHN), 15:06.71

400 IM

  1. Johannes Hintze (GER), 4:18.25
  2. Luis Emigdio Vega (CUB), 4:27.27

100 Back

  1. Javier Acevedo (CAN), 54.11
  2. Hugo Gonzalez de Oliveira (ESP), 54.18
  3. Won Yongjun (KOR), 55.05

200 Back

  1. Hugo Gonzalez (ESP), 1:57.50

200 Breast

  1. Basten Caertz (BEL), 2:13.44
  2. Denis Petrashov (KGZ), 2:16.57
  3. Arya Nasimi Shad (IRI), 2:20.18

100 Fly

  1. Li Zhuhao (CHN), 51.26
  2. Hannibal Gaskin (GUY), 58.57
  3. Thint Myaat (MYA), 1:02.54

200 Fly

  1. Li Zhuhao (CHN), 1:56.72
  2. Daniil Pakhomov (RUS), 1:57.62

WOMEN

50 Free

  1. Flora Molnar (HUN), 25.07
  2. Julie Meynen (LUX), 25.12
  3. Rikako Ikee (JPN), 25.45

100 Free

  1. Penny Oleksiak (CAN, Gold Medalist), 52.70
  2. Zhu Menghui (CHN), 53.98
  3. Rikako Ikee (JPN), 54.50

200 Free

  1. Siobhan Haughey (HKG), 1:56.91
  2. Ai Yanhan (CHN), 1:57.41
  3. Arina Openysheva (RUS), 1:58.05

400 Free

  1. Tamsin Cook (AUS), 4:04.36
  2. Arina Openysheva (RUS), 4:11.83
  3. Ajna Kesely (HUN), 4:12.40

800 Free

  1. Hou Yawen (CHN), 8:30.59
  2. Tamsin Cook (AUS), 8:36.62
  3. Valerie Gruest Slowing (GUA), 8:39.80

200 IM

  1. Runa Imai (JPN), 2:11.78
  2. Zhou Min (CHN), 2:14.81
  3. Africa Zamorano Sanz (ESP), 2:14.87

400 IM

  1. Emily Overholt (CAN), 4:34.70
  2. Viktoria Gunes (TUR), 4:41.79
  3. Anja Crevar (SRB), 4:43.19

100 Back

  1. Xueer Wang (CHN), 1:00.59
  2. Daria Ustinova (RUS), 1:01.45
  3. Natsumi Sakai (JPN), 1:01.74

200 Back

  1. Liu Yaxin (CHN), 2:07.56
  2. Daria Ustinova (RUS), 2:07.89
  3. Africa Zamorano Sanz (ESP), 2:13.74

100 Breast

  1. Viktoria Gunes (TUR), 1:07.14
  2. Arianna Castiglioni (ITA), 1:07.32
  3. Sophie Hansson (SWE), 1:08.67

200 Breast

  1. Viktoria Gunes (TUR), 2:23.49
  2. Sofia Andreeva (RUS), 2:25.90
  3. Yu Jingyao (CHN), 2:28.65

100 Fly

  1. Penny Oleksiak (CAN, Silver Medal), 56.46
  2. Chen Xinyi (CHN), 56.72
  3. Rikako Ikee (JPN), 56.86

200 Fly

  1. Yufei Zhang (CHN), 2:06.95
  2. Suzaka Hasegawa (JPN), 2:07.33
  3. Maria Far (PAN), 2:23.89

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Wahooswimfan

Look for the women’s 100 fly record to drop – 3 juniors at 56+ probably take a 54+ to win the next Olympics

Agreed. Or at least 55 low

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