FLASH! Australia Sets WJR Of 3:24.29 In Mixed 4×100 Freestyle Relay

2023 World Trials Night 4 Flynn Southam pre race spit
Flynn Southam: Photo Courtesy: Delly Carr Swimming Australia

FLASH Australia Set WJR Of 3:24.29 In Mixed 4×100 Freestyle Relay

Olivia Wunsch claimed her second gold medal of the night as Australia dismantled the mixed 4×100 freestyle relay WJR in 3:24.29 at the World Junior Championships.

The quartet of Flynn Southam, Edward Sommerville, Wunsch – who’d won the 100 free earlier in the evening- and Milla Jansen took 1.63 from the previous standard of 3:25.92 set by the USA at the Budapest world juniors in 2019.


48.58: Flynn Southam

48.54: Edward Sommerville

53.62: Olivia Wunsch

53.55: Milla Jansen

It was a second gold medal of the World Junior Championships for Southam who claimed the individual 200 free crown to add to his men’s 4×100 silver and came after he booked top spot in the 50 free semis.

It’s been a stellar 2023 for the 18-year-old who won two relay golds and a silver at the World Championships in Budapest.

Wunsch sped to the 100 free title in 53.71 – 0.08 off Taylor Ruck‘s 53.63 CR from the Indianapolis world juniors in 2017 before diving back around 25 minutes later.

Jansen added relay gold to silver behind Wunsch on a great night for Australian freestylers.

The USA – led off by Maximus Williamson in 48.38 in search of his fourth gold – were inside the old record in 3:25.59 for second with Canada next home in 3:29.14.

2023-09-06 (19)

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