Ivan Girev Claims First Seed Heading Into Finals of 100 Freestyle at World Juniors

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Men’s 100 Free Semi-Finals

Ivan Girev of Russia topped the field in the men’s 100-meter freestyle semi-finals, sprinting to a 48.83 to qualify first heading into finals of the event. Hungary’s ace Nandor Nemeth grabbed the second seed with his time of 49.14, while Brazil’s Breno Correia touched third in 49.33.

Americans Matthew Willenbring and Daniel Krueger finished fourth and fifth, respectively. Willenbring’s time of 49.36 was over a second faster than his prelims time, while Krueger dropped over half a second. The teammates will be looking to medal in the event tomorrow at finals.

France’s Maxime Grousset qualified in sixth place with his time of 49.77, while Brazil’s Lucas Peixoto was close behind in 49.79 for seventh.

Rounding out the final heat will be Australia’s Jordan Brunt, whose time of 49.85 was good for eighth seed.

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Matthew Willenbring, USA