2015 FINA World Junior Championships: Day Two Prelims Live Recap

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Everything you need to follow along with prelims of day two 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

MEN’S 200 IM

Michael Andrew of the USA leads the competition going into tonight’s 200-meter IM after posting a quick 1:59.86 in prelims, making him the only swimmer under the two-minute mark. Andrew finished just shy of the championship meet record of 1:59.44 from 2013.

Clyde Lewis of Australia finished second overall in prelims posting a time of 2:00.50 to earn his spot in finals tonight.

Spain’s Hugo Gonzalez grabbed the third place seed with a finishing time of 2:01.88, adding slightly to his seed time of 2:01.50.

Hungary’s Daniel Sos claimed the fourth-place seed finishing with a time of 2:01.19 from heat five.

Sean Grieshop of the USA finished fifth in prelims with a time of 2:02.26, while Canada’s Javier Acevedo was a close sixth at 2:02.32.

Great Britain’s Martyn Walton (2:02.51) and Russia’s Nikolai Sokolov (2:02.67) round out the top eight for tonight’s finals.

WOMEN’S 100 FREE

Taylor Ruck of Canada leads the competition going into tonight’s finals with a 53.95, a new championship meet record. Ruck’s swift time replaces the former record of 54.47 set by Siobhan Haughey in 2013.

Japan’s Rikako Ikee claimed the second-place seed with a swift time of 54.92, making Ikee and Ruck the only two athletes with a sub-55 time in prelims.

Penny Oleksiak of Canada turned in a time of 55.07 to grab the third-place seed and a spot in the middle of the pool for tonight’s semi-finals.

Russia’s Arina Openysheva posted a finishing time of 55.28 to grab the fourth-place seed, while Stanzi Moseley of the USA dashed to a 55.30 for the fifth-place seed.

Australian teammates Lucy Elizabeth McJannett and Shayna Jack claimed sixth and seventh respectively. McJannett posted a final time of 55.31 from heat six, while Jack finished with a 55.48 from heat eight.

Japan’s Sachi Mochida rounds out the top eight with a time of 55.67.

USA’s Lauren Pitzer (55.85), China’s Tang Yuting (55.95), Russia’s Daria Mullakaeva (56.02), Hungary’s Flora Molnar (56.44) and Bettina Boszormenyi (56.44), Great Britain’s Georgia Coates (56.51), the Czech Republic’s (56.55), and Brazil’s Gabrielle Roncatto (56.64) complete the top sixteen qualifiers for tonight’s semi-finals.

MEN’S 100 FLY

Daniil Pakhomov of Russia dashed to a first-place seed in prelims of the men’s 100-meter fly posting a final time of 52.96. Pakhomov added slightly to his time of 52.13 so look for him to challenge the meet record of 52.52 during semi-finals tonight.

Brazil’s Vinicius Lanza clocked a 53.34 to finish second overall. Russia’s Daniil Antipov rounded out the top three with a qualifying time of 53.53 for tonight’s finals.

Ryan Hoffer of the USA turned in a 53.61 to grab the fourth-place seed, while Spain’s Albert Lozano and the USA’s Michael Andrew turned in close times for fifth and sixth respectively. Lozano clocked a 53.65 to claim the fifth-place seed over Andrew’s 53.67.

Poland’s Michael Chudy clocked a 53.95 to grab the seventh-place seed for tonight’s semi-finals, while Brazil’s Henrique Painhas rounded out the top eight qualifiers with a time of 54.02.

Italy’s Giacomo Carini (54.29), Australia’s Brayden McCarthy (54.29), Bulgaria’s Antani Ivanov (54.36), Japan’s Nao Horomura (54.45), Canada’s Josiah Binnema (54.47), Turkey’s Erge Can Gezmis (54.54), Belgium’s Dries Lutgarde J Vangoetsenhoven (54.61), and Australia’s Dominic Jack Richardson (54.65) will join the top eight in the semi-finals tonight.

WOMEN’S 200 FLY

Cassidy Bayer of the USA posted a 2:10.32 to claim the first-place seed going into tonight’s finals of the 200-meter fly. Bayer’s seed time of 2:08.03 is quicker than the championship meet record of 2:08.10 set by Netsuke Akiyama in 2008 so look for her to challenge that record in tonight’s finals. Teammate Hannah Kukurugya finished only .10 seconds behind with a 2:10.42 from the same heat.

China’s Wang Siqi claimed the third-place seed with a finishing time of 2:10.99.

Australia’s Tamsin Cook grabbed the fourth-place seed with a time of 2:11.33 from heat two, while Holly Hibbott of Great Britain posted a time of 2:12.02 to grab fifth from heat four.

Hungary’s Boglarka Bonecz turned in a time of 2:12.63 to grab the sixth-place seed, and Japan’s Haruno Ito took seventh overall with a time of 2:12.69.

Carmen Balbuena of Spain rounded out the top eight qualifiers with a time of 2:12.71.

MEN’S 200 FREE

Maxime Rooney of the USA claimed the top seed in the men’s 200-meter free during prelims of day two with a sizzling 1:47.86, making him the only swimmer of the session to go under the 1:48 mark. Rooney’s time is only .31 seconds off Mack Horton’s meet record of 1:47.55 from 2013.

Australia’s Damian Fyfe claimed the second-place seed with a quick 1:49.21, while Russia’s Elisei Stepanov took third with a time of 1:49.72 from heat eight.

Great Britain’s Cameron Kurle and Russia’s Ernest Maksumov kept it close in heat six claiming both the fourth and fifth-place seeds. Kurle posted a time of 1:49.90 to finish ahead of Maksumov’s 1:49.97.

Grant Shoults of the USA finished sixth overall in prelims with a time of 1:50.05, while Tunisia’s Mohamed Mehdi Lagili posted a time of 1:50.21 for the seventh-place seed.

Brazil’s Felipe Souza rounded out the top eight with a time of 1:50.54 for tonight’s finals.

MIXED 400 MEDLEY RELAY

The United States relay team of Austin Katz (M, 56.01), Reece Whitley (M, 1:56.82), Lauren Case (W, 1:00.03) and Stanzi Moseley (W, 55.49) turned in a quick 3:52.34 to claim the top seed in the mixed 400-meter medley relay going into tonight’s finals.

Russia’s Mariia Kameneva (1:01.56), Mariia Astashkina (W, 1:08.90), Vladislav Kozlov (M, 53.06) and Igor Shadrin (M, 49.66) claimed the second-place seed with a time of 3:53.18.

Tristan Ludlow (M, 56.33), Grayson Bell (M, 1:02.88), Lucia Lassman (W, 59.05) and Gemma Cooney (W, 55.54) of Australia rounded out the top three with a qualifying time of 3:53.80.

Italy’s group of Martina Rossi (W, 1:03.37), Nicolo Martinenghi (M, 1:01.43), Aurora Petronio (W, 1:00.10) and Alessandro Bori (M, 49.14) posted a combined time of 3:54.04 for the fourth-place seed, while Japan’s relay team consisting of Natsumi Sakai (W, 1:02.26), Ippei Miyamoto (M, 1:02.29), Nao Horomura (M, 53.77) and Runa Imai (W, 56.65) turned in a final time of 3:54.97 to grab the fifth-place seed.

Canada’s relay claimed sixth-place overall with a time of 3:55.08, while China’s 3:56.38 earned them the seventh-place seed.

Brazil rounded out the top eight qualifiers with a final time of 3:58.55.

WOMEN’S 800 FREE

Janka Juhasz of Hungary currently leads the competition going into tonight’s finals of the women’s 800-meter free where the final heat of the event will take place. Juhasz turned in a sizzling time of 8:40.07 from heat five to claim the top spot.

Dong Fuwei of China holds second overall with a finishing time of 8:41.85, dropping 9.79 seconds from her seed time of 8:51.64.

Spain’s Laura Rodriguez turned in a sizzling 8:44.00 for third overall. Rodriguez added slightly to her seed time of 8:40.12.

Canada’s Olivia Anderson posted a time of 8:44.50 to grab fourth overall, bettering her seed time of 8:46.35 by 1.85 seconds.

China’s Yang Chang grabbed fifth in the rankings with a finishing time of 8:4.54, while Ireland’s Antoinette Neamt turned in a time of 8:46.45 for sixth overall.

Seventh went to Australia’s Mikayla Messer who finished with a time of 8:47.80, and Germany’s Lisa Katharina Hopinnk rounded out the top eight with a time of 8:47.91.

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