Michael Andrew Cruises To Top of 50 Back Semis at 2015 FINA World Junior Championships

Photo Courtesy: Singapore Swimming Federation

USA’s Michael Andrew paced semis of the men’s 50-meter back at the 2015 FINA World Junior Championships.

Andrew, who smashed the meet record with a sizzling 25.14 earlier today in prelims, put up an easy speed 25.56 to make his way into finals tonight.

Andrew’s time this morning nearly eclipsed the World Junior record of 25.09 set by Evgeny Rylov at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games.

Egypt’s Mohamed Samy qualified second into finals with a 25.61, while Canada’s Javier Acevedo put up a third-seeded 25.63.

Venezuela’s Robinson Molina (25.74), Egypt’s Youssef Abdalla (25.75), Greece’s Nikalaos Sofianidis (25.78), Spain’s Hugo Gonzalez (25.84) and Russia’s Roman Larin (25.92) will also vie for the championship title in finals.

SCHEDULED EVENTS

  • Women’s 50 fly semis
  • Men’s 50 free semis
  • Women’s 200 back finals
  • Men’s 100 fly finals
  • Women’s 100 breast semis
  • Men’s 50 back semis
  • Women’s 100 free finals
  • Men’s 800 free finals
  • Mixed 400 free relay finals
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Author: Jason Marsteller

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Jason Marsteller is the general manager of digital properties at Swimming World. He joined Swimming World in June 2006 as the managing editor after previous stints as a media relations professional at Indiana University, the University of Tennessee, Southern Utah University and the Utah Summer Games.

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