Watch Race Videos from Day 3 of 2019 FINA World Junior Championships

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

Thanks to the filming efforts of James Foster, father of Team USA co-captain Carson Foster, we have some race videos from 2019 FINA World Junior Swimming Championships in Budapest.

Day Three Prelims

In 50 free heats on Thursday morning, Ukraine’s Vladyslav Bukhov won his heat with 22.29 while USA’s Adam Chaney finished second in 22.84.

David Curtiss of USA won his heat in 22.16, the fastest time of the morning. Jonathan Tan of Singapore was second with 22.46 and Sweden’s Robin Hanson finished third in 22.88.

USA’s quartet of Jake Magahey (50.08), Carson Foster (50.21), Grace Cooper (55.07), and Maxine Parker (55.24) won their heat with the fastest overall qualifying time of 3:30.60.

Day Three Finals

At night, Ukraine’s Bukhov went 22.09 to Chaney’s 22.49 in the first 50 free semi-final.

Curtiss won the second semi-final with the only sub-22 of the night: 21.95. Tan was second again, this time with 22.47.

In the 100 butterfly final, Russia’s Andrei Minakov took home the gold with 51.25 over Italy’s Federico Burdisso (51.83) and Russia’s Egor Pavlov (51.90).

In semi-final 1 of the women’s 100 breast, Evgeniia Chikunova went 1:07.18 to lead the field. Americans Kaitlyn Dobler (1:08.29) and Ellie Andrews (1:08.52) were second and fourth in the heat. Between them, Eszter Bekesi of Hungary (1:08.34).

USA’s Chaney had a second semi-final on Thursday night. Swimming in the 50 back, he finished third with 25.60 behind teammate Wyatt Davis (25.16) and Russia’s Nikolay Zuev (25.44).

Gretchen Walsh of USA won the 100 free final with 53.74. Her teammate Torri Huskey placed second in 54.54. Australia’s Meg Harris rounded out the podium with 54.58.


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4 years ago

Curtiss has a beautiful Popov-like long stroke. If he improves that dive, he will be scary.

McGill Rocks
Reply to  Luigi
4 years ago

Agreed! And he moves his head a lot too. He could be a threat for that number 2 spot if he can rail off a 21 mid which I’d say is realistic for next year. Exciting!

4 years ago

Walsh has an interesting recovery stroke depending if she is breathing or not. Don’t recall anyone with such a difference.

Awsi Dooger
Reply to  Meeeeeee
4 years ago

Yes, it looks strange. It took me a while to realize that breathing was the variable causing the difference

4 years ago

big shout out to the Foster family for these videos!

Reply to  SwimSam
4 years ago


Lane 8
4 years ago

Here’s the link to the mixed 4×1 finals (WJR):

4 years ago


The Man Himself
Reply to  Samesame
4 years ago

You can’t expect the poor man to hold the camera up for 8 minutes in a race his kid isn’t in lol

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