Cassidy Bayer Flys to Top of 200 Fly Field During Prelims of the 2015 FINA World Junior Championships

Photo Courtesy: Christopher Rattray

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.


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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.


2015 FINA World Junior Swimming Championships: Live Results – Results