Sprinting Takes Center Stage on Day Five of World Junior Champs (Live Recaps)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, August 30. THE fifth day of competition at the FINA world junior championships featured plenty of sprinting on the program, with three 50s and a couple of 100s on the schedule, bookended by the girls’ mile and the boys’ 400 IM.

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Girls 1500 freestyle
After two silver medals throughout the meet, Becca Mann of the United States wrapped up a busy meet with a gold medal and a winning time of 16:23.89. It’s not her lifetime best, with a 16:10.48 to her credit from this past January, but good enough to get her on the top of the medal stand.

Linda Caponi celebrated a silver medal with a 16:33.62. Isabella Rongione of the USA was comfortably in second for the first two thirds of the race, but fell back to a race for third with Alisia Tettamanzi of Italy. Rongione collected bronze with a 16:35.28 to Tettamanzi’s 16:35.97.

The remainder of the top eight in the timed-final event were: Florbela Machado of Portugal (16:46.35), Gaja Natlacen of Slovenia (16:49.79) and Alexandra Aitchison of Canada (16:52.23).

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