Minna Atherton Ties World Junior Record in 100 Back Finals at 2015 FINA World Junior Championships

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Australia’s Minna Atherton tied the World Junior record in the women’s 100-meter back as she crushed the meet record during finals at the 2015 FINA World Championships.

Atherton raced her way to a 59.58 for the win, tying Claire Adams’ World Junior mark of 59.58 set at the U.S. Nationals earlier this month in San Antonio.

That time also destroyed Atherton’s meet record of 59.83 set yesterday as she continued to dominate the event.

Adams could not summon the same speed as she had in San Antonio as she settled for silver with a time of 1:00.19.

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New Zealand’s Bobbi Gichard earned bronze with a time of 1:00.42.

Canada’s Danielle Hanus (1:00.44), Russia’s Irina Prikhodko (1:00.64), Canada’s Taylor Ruck (1:00.70), New Zealand’s Gabrielle Fa’Amausili (1:00.74) and USA’s Grace Ariola (1:01.10) also competed in the finale.

SCHEDULED EVENTS

  • Men’s 100 back finals
  • Women’s 200 fly finals
  • Men’s 200 free finals
  • Women’s 50 breast finals
  • Men’s 100 fly semis
  • Women’s 100 free semis
  • Men’s 100 breast finals
  • Women’s 100 back finals
  • Men’s 200 IM finals
  • Women’s 800 free finals
  • Mixed 400 medley relay finals
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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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