Youth Olympic Games: World Junior Record Bonanza on Final Night

Photo Courtesy: Xinhua/Ju Huanzong

Photo Courtesy: Xinhua/Youth Olympic Games

NANJING, China, August 22. THE final night of swimming at the Youth Olympic Games featured a plethora of World Junior Records going up on the board.

Scheduled Events

  • Women’s 50 free final
  • Men’s 200 back final
  • Women’s 100 fly final
  • Men’s 100 free final
  • Women’s 200 breast final
  • Men’s 200 fly final
  • Women’s 400 free final
  • Men’s 50 breast final
  • Mixed 400 medley relay

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Women’s 50 free

(140820) -- NANJING, Aug. 20, 2014 (Xinhua) -- Rozaliya Nasretdinova of Russian Federation waves to the audience after the Women's 50m Butterfly match of swimming event at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province, on August 20, 2014. Rozaliya Nasertdinova won the gold medal. (Xinhua/Ding Xu)(tjh)

Photo Courtesy: Xinhua/Ding Xu

Russia’s Rozaliya Nasretdinova took down the World Junior Record in the women’s splash-and-dash with a 24.88 for the win.  That time cleared the previous record of 24.95 set by Nasretdinova during the Russian Nationals this year.

Australia’s Ami Matsuo (25.27) and Russia’s Daria Ustinova (25.56) earned the other podium spots with silver and bronze tonight.

Luxembourg’s Julie Meynen (25.57), Hong Kong’s Siobhan Haughey (25.61), Slovenia’s Tjasa Pintar (25.82), Slovenia’s Nastja Govejsek (25.95) and China’s Qiu Yuhan (26.68) also competed in the finale.

Men’s 200 back

(140817) -- NANJING, Aug. 17, 2014 (Xinhua) -- Li Guangyuan of China swims during the Men's 100m Backstroke Semifinal at Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province, August 17, 2014. (Xinhua/Ding Xu) (txt)

Photo Courtesy: Xinhua/Ding Xu

China’s Li Guangyuan hit the wall in 1:56.94 in the 200-meter backstroke finale tonight, blasting Connor Green’s World Junior Record of 1:57.60 set at the U.S. Nationals earlier this month.

Li’s Splits:

50m
27.72 (2)
27.72
100m
57.76 (2)
30.04
150m
1:27.42 (2)
29.66
200m
1:56.94 (1)
29.52

Russia’s Evgeny Rylov (1:57.08) and Great Britain’s Luke Greenbank (1:59.03) picked up silver and bronze in the finale.

USA’s Patrick Mulcare (1:59.65), South Africa’s Chris Reid (1:59.77), Italy’s Simone Sabbioni (2:00.33), Australia’s Nic Groenewald (2:01.18) and Paraguay’s Matias Lopez Chaparro (2:01.53) rounded out the finale tonight.

Women’s 100 fly

(140821) -- NANJING, Aug. 21, 2014 (Xinhua) -- Liliana Szilagyi (C) of Hungary celebrates after the women's 100m Butterfly Semifinal 2 of swimming event at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province, on Aug. 21, 2014. Liliana Szilagyi advanced. (Xinhua/Ju Huanzong)(wyj)

Photo Courtesy: Xinhua/Ju Huanzong

Hungary’s Liliana Szilagyi won the women’s 100-meter fly after also winning the 200 fly with a 2:06.59 earlier this week. Szilagyi touched in 57.67 tonight, and would have downed a World Junior Record if not for being born in 1996 and considered too old to set the record.

Szilagyi’s Splits:

50m
27.15 (1)
27.15
100m
57.67 (1)
30.52

China’s Zhang Yufei clocked in second with a 57.95, while Australia’s Brianna Throssell took third in 59.12.

Italy’s Claudia Tarzia (59.38), Korea’s Park Jinyoung (59.94), Czech’s Lucie Svecena (1:00.18), Norway’s Elise Naess Olsen (1:00.23) and Great Britain’s Charlotte Atkinson (1:00.61) also competed in the heat.

Men’s 100 free

(140822) -- NANJING, Aug 22, 2014 (Xinhua) -- Matheus Paulo de Santana of Brazil celebrates after winning the Men's 100m Freestyle match at Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province, on Aug. 22, 2014.Matheus Paulo de Santana of Brazil won the gold medal. (Xinhua/Yan Yan)(hhx)

Photo Courtesy: Xinhua/Yan Yan

Brazil’s Matheus de Santana ripped off a time of 48.25 to win the men’s 100-meter free tonight.  That performance lowered his World Junior Record of 48.35 set at the Brazilian Junior Championships this year.

Santana’s Splits:

50m
23.34 (2)
23.34
100m
48.25 (1)
24.91

China’s Yu Hexin took second in 49.06 with Germany’s Damian Wierling placing third overall in 49.07.

Italy’s Alessandro Bori (49.65), The Netherlands’ Kyle Stolk (49.83), Great Britain’s Duncan Scott (49.96), Poland’s Jan Holub (50.01) and Canada’s Javier Acevedo (50.29) also turned in times in the finale.

Women’s 200 breast

(140822) -- NANJING, Aug. 22, 2014 (Xinhua) -- Anastasiya Malyavina of Ukraine after the Women?s 200m breaststoke final match of swimming event at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province, on August 22, 2014. Anastasiya Malyavina won the gold medal. (Xinhua/Ding Xu)(tjh)

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Ukraine’s Anastasiya Malyavina powered her way to victory in the breaststroke event as she led wire-to-wire with a 2:26.43.  Korea’s Yang Jiwon placed second in 2:27.31 with Hungary’s Anna Sztankovics earning third in 2:27.66.

Malyavina’s Splits:

50m
32.83 (1)
32.83
100m
1:09.77 (1)
36.94
150m
1:47.94 (1)
38.17
200m
2:26.43 (1)
38.49

Germany’s Julia Willers (2:29.68), Hungary’s Dalma Sebestyen (2:29.80), Canada’s Kelsey Wog (2:29.89), South Africa’s Justine Macfarlane (2:32.51) and Great Britain’s Georgina Evans (2:32.92) comprised the rest of the championship heat.

Men’s 200 fly

Photo Courtesy: University of Pecs

Photo Courtesy: University of Pecs

Hungary’s Tamas Kenderesi moved his World Junior Record under 1:56 with a 1:55.95 to win the finale this evening.  That swim beat his 1:56.31 from Hungarian Nationals earlier this summer.  Once Kenderesi turned second at the 100, it was all over as he overpowered the field down the stretch.

Kenderesi’s Splits:

50m
26.18 (2)
26.18
100m
55.72 (2)
29.54
150m
1:25.79 (1)
30.07
200m
1:55.95 (1)
30.16

Hungary’s Ben Gratz touched second in 1:57.71 with Italy’s Giacomo Carini earning third in 1:58.14.

Switzerland’s Nils Liess (1:58.32), Brazil’s Luiz Altamir Lopes Melo (1:58.34), USA’s Justin Wright (1:59.40), Egypt’s Akram Ahmed (2:02.07) and Colombia’s Jonathan Gomez Noriega (2:02.83) put up times in the finale as well.

Women’s 400 free

(140819) -- NANJING, Aug. 19, 2014 (Xinhua) -- Hannah Moore of United States of America reacts after winning women's 200m backstroke final event at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, east China's Jiangsu Province, Aug. 19, 2014. Moore shared the gold medal with Ambra Esposito of Italy. (Xinhua/Fei Maohua) (ljr)

Photo Courtesy: Xinhua/Fei Maohua

USA’s Hannah Moore (4:11.05) had just enough in the tank as she edged Thailand’s Sarisa Suwannachet (4:11.23) and Germany’s Kathrin Demler (4:11.25) at the wall.  Moore took over the lead at the 100 and never looked back, but still had to have just enough not to fade down the stretch.

Moore’s Splits:

50m
29.14 (2)
29.14
100m
1:00.28 (1)
31.14
150m
1:31.71 (1)
31.43
200m
2:03.57 (1)
31.86
250m
2:35.51 (1)
31.94
300m
3:07.65 (1)
32.14
350m
3:39.63 (1)
31.98
400m
4:11.05 (1)
31.42

Hungary’s Melinda Novoszath (4:12.09), Bahamas’ Joanna Evans (4:12.14), Italy’s Simona Quadarella (4:15.05), Brazil’s Bruna Veronez Primati (4:15.12) and Austria’s Claudia Hufnagl (4:18.26) made up the rest of the championship eight.

Men’s 50 breast

(140822) -- NANJING, Aug. 22, 2014 (Xinhua) -- Nikola Obrovac of Croatia competes during the Men's 50m Breaststroke final match of swimming event at Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, east China's Jiangsu Province, on August 22, 2014. Nikola Obrovac won the gold medal. (Xinhua/Ju Huanzong) (yqq)

Photo Courtesy: Xinhua/Ju Huanzong

Nikola Obrovac won the sprint breaststroke finale in 27.83 with Venezuela’s Carlos Claverie taking second in 27.94.  Russia’s Anton Chupkov wound up third in 28.43.

South Africa’s Chad Crous (28.46), Hungary’s David Horvath (28.67), China’s Zhang Zhihao (28.72), Japan’s Ippei Watanabe (28.77) and Egypt’s Mohamed Khalaf (28.87) comprised the rest of the finalists.

Mixed 400 medley relay

(140820) -- NANJING, Aug 20, 2014 (Xinhua) -- Yu Hexin of China celebrates after winning the Men's 50m Freestyle match at Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province, on Aug. 20, 2014. Yu Hexin of China won the gold medal.(Xinhua/Ding Xu)(hhx)

Photo Courtesy: Xinhua/Ding Xu

No one else really came close as China’s Li Guangyuan, He Yun, Zhang Yufei and Yu Hexin powered their way to the finish in 3:49.33 to win the final event of the meet.  Yu’s 48.70 anchor leg was just too hot to handle for the rest of the teams.

China’s Splits:

LI Guangyuan (M) 0.58 26.70 54.81 (1) 54.81
HE Yun (W) 0.21 31.44 1:07.54 (1) 2:02.35
ZHANG Yufei (W) 0.28 26.89 58.28 (4) 3:00.63
YU Hexin (M) 0.31 23.34 48.70 (1) 3:49.33

Russia’s Irina Prikhodko (1:02.39), Anton Chupkov (1:00.86), Aleksandr Sadovnikov (52.69) and Daria Ustinova (54.92) took second in 3:50.86 with Australia’s Amy Forrester (1:02.11), Grayson Bell (1:02.52), Nicholas Brown (53.32) and Ami Matsuo (54.50) placing third in 3:52.45.

Brazil (3:53.93), South Africa (3:54.86), Great Britain (3:58.32), Czech Republic (3:59.63) and Spain (3:59.71) also competed in the last heat of the meet.

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