Brandonn Almeida Overhauls Taylor Abbott for 1500 Free Title at 2015 FINA World Junior Championships

Jul 16, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Brandonn Almeida of Brazil celebrates after winning the men's swimming 400m individual medley final during the 2015 Pan Am Games at Pan Am Aquatics UTS Centre and Field House. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
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Brazil’s Brandonn Almeida demonstrated some serious closing speed as he overhauled USA’s Taylor Abbott in the men’s 1500-meter free at the 2015 FINA World Junior Championships.

Almeida won the finale in a time of 15:15.88, while Abbott took second in 15:16.35 after leading for nearly the entire race.

Spain’s Cesar Castro edged China’s Qiu Ziao for third, 15:17.10 to 15:17.54.

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Greece’s Dimitrios Negris (15:18.74), Australia’s Joshua Parrish (15:21.15), Hungary’s Kristof Rsovszky (15:24.91) and South Africa’s Matthew Meyer (15:25.76) closed out the top eight in the timed final event.


  • Men’s 100 free finals
  • Women’s 200 breast finals
  • Men’s 200 back finals
  • Women’s 100 fly finals
  • Men’s 1500 free finals
  • Women’s 50 free finals
  • Men’s 200 fly finals
  • Men’s 50 breast finals
  • Women’s 200 free finals
  • Men’s 400 medley relay finals
  • Women’s 400 medley relay finals