Rikako Ikee Leads 50 Fly After Prelims at 2015 FINA World Junior Championships

Rikako Ikee of Japan leads the 50-meter fly after prelims with a sizzling time of 26.50. Ikee added slightly to her seed time of 26.28, a time that is quicker than the championship meet record of 26.32 set by Svetlana Chimrova in 2013. Look for Ikee to challenge that time in semi-finals.

Russia’s Mariia Kameneva turned in a quick time of 26.71 to grab the second-place seed. Kameneva added slightly to her seed time of 26.58.

Penny Oleksiak of Canada posted a finishing time of 26.85 to snag third. The top three qualifiers were the only three below the sub-26 second mark.

Australia’s Lucia Lassman finished fourth overall in prelims with a time of 27.11. Lasagna was followed closely to the wall by China’s Wang Jingzhuo who touched with a time of 27.18 from the same heat.

Szonja Szokol of Hungary grabbed sixth overall with a time of 27.21 from heat six.

Russia’s Polina Egorova and Australia’s Gemma Cooley tied for seventh in prelims with a time of 27.24.

Slovakia’s Barbora Misendova (27.26), USA’s Lauren Case (27.29), Hungarys Flora Molnar (27.40), China’s Lin Xintong (27.41), USA’s Cassidy Bayer (27.46), Austria’s Caroline Pilhatsch (27.52), Poland’s Paulina Zofia Nogaj (27.55), and Singapore’s En Qi Hoong (27.59) round out the top sixteen qualifiers for tonight’s semi-finals.

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2015 FINA World Junior Swimming Championships: Live Results – Results