Cesar Castro First in 800 Free After Prelims at 2015 FINA World Junior Championships


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.

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2015 FINA World Junior Swimming Championships: Live Results – Results