Grant Shoults Cranks Out Wire-To-Wire Win in 400 Free at 2015 FINA World Junior Championships

Grant Shoults
Photo Courtesy: Griffin Scott

USA’s Grant Shoults turned in the fourth-ranked swim in the world by an 18-and-under swimmer this year when he won the men’s 400-meter free at the 2015 FINA World Junior Championships.

Shoults won the race wire-to-wire as he went out fast and continued to build on his victorious race with a time of 3:48.91.

That’s the fourth-best swim by an 18-and-under this year, and second-best by an American behind Townley Haas (3:48.69).

18-And-Under World Rankings According to USA Swimming Stats

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China grabbed the rest of the podium spots.

Yang Jintong raced his way to a 3:50.05 for the silver, while top-seeded Qiu Ziao wound up falling back to bronze in 3:50.99.

Australia’s Joshua Parrish (3:51.00), Great Britain’s Cameron Kurle (3:51.02), Mexico’s Ricardo Vargas (3:53.39), USA’s Matthew Hirschberger (3:54.09) and Venezuela’s Rafael Davila (3:54.67) also competed in the finals.




  • Men’s 400 free finals
  • Women’s 50 breast semis
  • Men’s 100 back semis
  • Women’s 400 IM finals
  • Men’s 100 breast semis
  • Women’s 100 back semis
  • Men’s 400 free relay
  • Women’s 800 free relay