7TH FINA WORLD JUNIOR SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019
- 50-Meter Course
- Duna Arena, Budapest (Hungary)
- Pool swimming: Tuesday, August 20 – Sunday, August 25, 2019
- Heats 9:30am GMT+2 (3:30 am EDT / 12:30 am PDT)/ Semifinals and Finals 5:30pm GMT+2 (11:30am EDT / 8:30am PDT)
- Meet site
- Entries book
- FinaTV Live Stream (subscription required)
- Live results
Israeli 16-year old Anastasia Gorbenko was disqualified as the top seed in the women’s 200 IM on Friday morning at the World Junior Swimming Championships. She was the top seed coming into the event and one of 4 disqualifications called in prelims, including China’s Yixuan Chang and adding to a noteworthy no-show for Britain’s Honey Osrin.
Gorbenko was called for an illegal back-to-breast turn. Her Israeli teammate Lea Polonsky qualified 4th to the final in 2:15.10, and the top qualifier was American Jusstina Kozan in 2:12.83.
Earlier this year at the World Championships, when she was still only 15, Gorbenko set the Israeli National Record in the 200 IM in 2:11.92. Even at h er young age, she already holds or shares 9 Israeli Records, including the 50 back (28.21), 100 back (1:00.58), and 200 breast (2:28.78).
Gorbenko was entered in 8 events coming into the meet, but has scratched most of those races so far. Her only final to this point of the meet came in the 100 back, where she finished 7th in 1:01.79. Also on Friday morning, she qualified 6th through to the semi-finals in the women’s 50 backstroke.