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).