Watch the Record-breaking Men’s 800 Free Relay at 2019 World Juniors

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.

Friday, 23 August 2019

Day Four ended with an exciting men’s 4×200 free final. The United States quartet of Jake Magahey (1:48.11), Luca Urlando (1:47.13), Jake Mitchell (1:47.03), and Carson Foster (1:46.10) prevailed and set a new World Junior Record and Championship Record of 7:08.37.

China took it out quickly from lane 1 and led the field at the first wall, but the USA was in the lead by the 100. Thomas Neill of Australia had the fastest leadoff split, going 1:47.58 to give the Aussies a half-body length lead heading into the second leg. USA’s Magahey was second, while Hungary’s Gabor Zombori was even with Magahey at 1:48.17. Nikita Danilov had Russia in fourth with 1:48.76.

Aleksandr Shchegolev pulled Russia into the lead on the second leg, outsplitting Urlando 1:46.36 to 1:47.13. Mitchell put the USA into first place on the third leg, going 1:47.03 to Maksim Aleksandrov’s 1:48.38.

USA pulled out into clear water on the final leg as Foster split a huge 1:46.10. Russia’s Aleksandr Egorov went 1:48.40, and the Russians wound up in second with 7:11.90. Australia took bronze with 7:15.06 while Brazil wound up fourth in 7:16.99.


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13 % Chinese person
2 years ago

How has Hungary fared in senior ranks 2 years on ?

Reply to  13 % Chinese person
2 years ago

They lack a fourth: Kozma, Nemeth and Milak are three 1.46 splits, but without a fourth (and possibly a fifth for the morning) they won’t compete in a final.
In Korea they had a 1.51 high split that basically kille them.

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Reply to  Riko
2 years ago

Thanks . They put up a massive effort for 2017 .

2 years ago

Shchegolev’s turnover is ri…di…cu…lous…ly long and slow. Interesting to watch.

Reply to  Dave
2 years ago


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