Japan Women Claim First in 400 Medley Relay Prelims at the 2015 FINA World Junior Championships

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The women’s 400-meter medley relay team of Natsumi Sakai (1:02.26), Runa Imai (1:08.55), Rikako Imee (58.93) and Sachi Mochida (55.91) from Japan turned in a combined time of 4:05.65.

The women’s USA relay team of Grace Ariola (1:01.27), Kennedy Lohman (1:09.86), Lauren Case (1:00.23) and Kenisha Liu (56.12) finished second overall with a time of 4:07.48.

Canada’s relay of Danielle Hanus (1:00.74), Sarah Darcel (1:11.18), Penny Oleksiak (1:01.12) and Rebecca Smith (55.27) turned in a time of 4:08.31 for the third place seed.

The relay team of Minna Atherton (1:00.34), Ella Bond (1:11.21), Tamsin Cook (1:00.57) and Lucy Elizabeth McJannett (56.43) from Australia clocked a time of 4:08.55 to grab the fourth place seed.

Russia’s Mariia Kameneva (1:02.32), Daria Chikunova (1:10.41), Alexandra Chesnokova (1:00.49) and Vasilissa Buinaia (56.46) claimed the fifth place seed for tonight’s finals with a time of 4:09.68.

Germany took sixth overall in prelims with a time of 4:11.58.

Italy posted a time of 4:11.86 to finish seventh overall, while Slovakia turned in a time of 4:14.31 to round out the top eight.

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2015 FINA World Junior Swimming Championships: Live Results – Results

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