2015 FINA World Junior Championships: Day Three Prelims Live Recap

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Everything you need to follow along with prelims of day three of the 2015 FINA World Junior Championships. Hit refresh for the latest results.

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2015 FINA World Junior Swimming Championships: Live Results – Results

WOMEN’S 50 FLY

Rikako Ikee of Japan leads the 50-meter fly after prelims with a sizzling time of 26.50. Ikee added slightly to her seed time of 26.28, a time that is quicker than the championship meet record of 26.32 set by Svetlana Chimrova in 2013. Look for Ikee to challenge that time in semi-finals.

Russia’s Mariia Kameneva turned in a quick time of 26.71 to grab the second-place seed. Kameneva added slightly to her seed time of 26.58.

Penny Oleksiak of Canada posted a finishing time of 26.85 to snag third. The top three qualifiers were the only three below the sub-26 second mark.

Australia’s Lucia Lassman finished fourth overall in prelims with a time of 27.11. Lasagna was followed closely to the wall by China’s Wang Jingzhuo who touched with a time of 27.18 from the same heat.

Szonja Szokol of Hungary grabbed sixth overall with a time of 27.21 from heat six.

Russia’s Polina Egorova and Australia’s Gemma Cooley tied for seventh in prelims with a time of 27.24.

Slovakia’s Barbora Misendova (27.26), USA’s Lauren Case (27.29), Hungarys Flora Molnar (27.40), China’s Lin Xintong (27.41), USA’s Cassidy Bayer (27.46), Austria’s Caroline Pilhatsch (27.52), Poland’s Paulina Zofia Nogaj (27.55), and Singapore’s En Qi Hoong (27.59) round out the top sixteen qualifiers for tonight’s semi-finals.

MEN’S 50 BACK

Michael Andrew of the USA dazzled in prelims of the 50-meter back turning in a sizzling time of 25.14 to lead the qualifiers going into tonight’s semi-finals. Andrew’s time is also a new meet record, replacing Grigory Tarasevich’s time of 25.44 from 2013.

Venezuela’s Robinson Molina finished second overall in prelims with a quick time of 25.75, bettering slightly on his seed time of 25.90.

Teammates Mohamed Samy and Youssef Abdalla from Egypt went 3-4 in prelims to situate themselves in the middle of the pool for tonight’s semi-finals. Samy turned in a time of 25.76 just slightly ahead of Abdalla’s 25.83, both from heat seven.

Canada’s Javier Acevedo finished fifth with a time of 25.86, while Spain’s Hugo Gonzalez took the sixth place seed with a time of 25.88.

Greece’s Nikolaos Sofianidis and Hungary’s Bence Szucsik tied for the seventh place seed with a finishing time of 26.00.

Brazil’s Guilherme Basseto (26.03), USA’s Michael Taylor (26.12), Australia’s Clyde Lewis (26.18), Hong Kong’s Lau Shiu Yue (26.25), Ireland’s Conor Ferguson (26.27), Russia’s Roman Larin (26.31), Argentina’s Nicolas Deferrari (26.34) and Australia’s Nicholas Jon Groenewald (26.41) complete the top sixteen qualifiers.

WOMEN’S 100 BREAST

Turkey’s Viktoria Zeynep Gunes turned in a sizzling 1:06.96 to lead the competition in prelims of the women’s 100-meter breaststroke. Gunes succeeded in shaving .64 seconds off of her seed time of 1:07.60 and finished strikingly close to Ruta Meilutyte’s 2013 championship meet record of 1:06.61.

Japan’s Runa Imai finished second overall in prelims with a time of 1:08.35. Imai added slightly to her time of 1:07.46 so look for her to turn up the heat come semi-finals tonight.

Great Britain’s Katie Matts grabbed the third place seed with a finishing time of 1:08.66, adding just slightly to her seed time of 1:08.53.

Mariia Astashkina of Russia finished fourth in prelims with a time of 1:08.89. Astashkina was followed closely to the wall by Italy’s Giulia Verona, also of heat 3, after Verona posted a time of 1:08.96.

Sweden’s Sophie Hansson and Japan’s Yukino Miyasaka turned in strikingly close times with Hansson finishing only .02 seconds ahead of Miyasaka in the results. Hansson will return to semi-finals as the sixth place seed with a time of 1:09.44, while Miyasaka will take seventh after a time of 1:09.46.

Kennedy Lohman of the USA will round out the top eight qualifiers after posting a finishing time of 1:09.60.

Russia’s Daria Chikunova (1:09.90), Kenya’s Kamau Rebecca Wacui (1:10.29), Australia’s Ella Bond (1:10.39), Canada’s Sarah Darcel (1:10.66), USA’s Nikol Popov (1:10.78), Australia’s Calypso Sheridan (1:11.43), Slovakia’s Andrea Podmanikova (1:11.48), and Belgium’s Lise Michels (1:11.53) will also return for tonight’s semi-finals.

MEN’S 50 FREE

Australia’s Kyle Chalmers turned in a sizzling 22.48 during prelims of the men’s 50-meter free during day three of the 2015 FINA World Junior Championships. Chalmers added slightly to his seed time of 22.33.

After posting a new championship meet record in the 50-meter back earlier during prelims Michael Andrew was able to turn around and post a quick 22.52 to grab the second place seed. Andrew also added slightly to his seed time of 22.37.

Brazil’s Pedro Spajari claimed the third place seed with a time of 22.67 from heat seven.

Italy’s Giovanni Izzo turned in a time of 22.78 to grab fourth in prelims from heat nine.

Russia’s Vladislav Kozlov and Brazil’s Felipe Souza turned in similar times, posting qualifying times only .02 seconds apart. Kozlov took the fifth place seed with a time of 22.83 from heat eight, while Souza grabbed sixth from heat seven with a 22.85.

Hungary’s Oszkar Peter Lavotha clocked a time of 22.88 to grab the seventh place seed, while Canada’s Markus Thormeyer posted a time of 22.95 to take eighth.

Russia’s Aleksei Brianskii (22.97), Australia’s Vincent Dai (22.97), Kazakhstan’s Adil Kaskabay (23.10), Great Britain’s Thomas Fannon (23.14), Italy’s Alessandro Bori (23.15), Slovakia’s Tomas Puchly (23.15), Turkey’s Huseyin Emre Sakci (23.18), and Poland’s Pawei Sendyk (23.19) complete the top sixteen qualifiers for tonight’s semi-finals.

WOMEN’S 200 BACK

Canada’s Meryn McCann turned in a time of 2:11.15 to claim the first place seed in the 200-meter back during prelims. McCann added slightly to her seed time of 2:11.20.

Russia’s Irina Prikhodko claimed the second place seed with a time of 2:11.35, also from heat five.

Australia’s Minna Atherton posted a close time from heat four to claim the third place seed with a time of 2:11.37.

China’s Liu Yaxin took fourth overall in prelims with a finishing time of 2:11.41, adding slightly to her seed time of 2:09.78.

Japan’s Natsumi Sakai turned in a finishing time of 2:11.64 to grab the fifth place seed.

Canada’s Taylor Ruck claimed the sixth place seed with a finishing time of 2:11.95.

Claire Adams (2:12.52) of the USA and Great Britain’s Rosie Rudin (2:12.95) finished seventh and eighth respectively.

MIXED 400 FREE RELAY

Brazil’s mixed relay team of Pedro Spajari (M, 49.74), Felipe Souza (M, 49.44), Rafaela Raurich (W, 56.28) and Maria Paula Heitmann (W, 55.61) topped the qualifiers list with a combined time of 3:31.07 in the mixed 400-meter free relay.

Russia’s relay team consisting of Aleksei Brianskii (M, 50.56), Evgenii Galchenko (M, 50.46), Daria Mullakaeva (W, 55.70) and Daria Ustinova (W, 54.87) took second overall in prelims with a time of 3:31.59.

Canada’s Javier Acevedo (M, 50.62), Markus Thormeyer (M, 49.52), Penny Oleksiak (W, 56.35) and Rebecca Smith (W, 55.19) posted a combined finishing time of 3:31.68 to claim the third place seed.

The USA relay team of Daniel Krueger (M, 50.01), Michael Jensen (M, 49.99), Kenisha Liu (W, 55.75) and Beata Nelson (W, 56.33) finished fourth overall in prelims after posting a time of 3:32.08.

The mixed relay team of Jack Cartwright (M, 49.78), Brayden McCarthy (M, 50.66), Gemma Cooney (W, 55.65) and Lucia Lassman (W, 57.34) from Australia finished fifth in prelims with a time of 3:33.43.

Italy finished sixth overall with a time of 3:34.98.

Germany took seventh with a time of 3:35.49, while China was eighth with a 3:37.73.

MEN’S 800 FREE 

Cesar Castro of Spain leads the rankings in the men’s 800-meter free after prelims of day three at the 2015 FINA World Junior Championships. Castro posted a time of 7:57.21, only .22 ahead of the competition. The final heat of the 800 will swim with tonight’s finals session.

Australia’s Joshua Parrish finished close behind Castro with a time of 7:57.43 from the same heat.

Mexico’s Ricardo Vargas claimed third place in prelims with a finishing time of 8:01.60.

USA’s Taylor Abbott finished fourth overall with a time of 8:06.63, while Sweden’s Victor Johansson grabbed fifth in prelims with a time of 8:07.28.

Romania’s Bogdan Scarlat was sixth overall with a final time of 8:07.41.

Venezuela’s Rafael Davila clocked a time of 8:10.58 from heat three to claim seventh.

Joshua Dannhauser of South Africa rounded out the top eight from prelims with a time of 8:11.87.

2015 FINA Wold Junior Championships, Day Three Finals Heat Sheets – Results