Robert Glinta Clips Meet Record in 100 Back Semis at 2015 FINA World Junior Championships

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Romania’s Robert Glinta lowered the meet record in the men’s 100-meter back semis at the 2015 FINA World Junior Championships.

Glinta clocked a top-seeded time of 54.56 in the second semifinal of the night.

That performance lowered the meet record of 54.74 set by Michael Taylor of the USA during prelims, and moved Glinta closer to Apostolos Christou’s World Junior Record of 54.03 from last summer.

That’s also the fifth-ranked 18-and-under swim this year according to USA Swimming Stats.

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18-And-Under World Rankings According to USA Swimming Stats

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Taylor bettered his prelim time as well with a second-seeded 54.62, while Michael Andrew of the U.S. put up a third-seeded effort of 54.74.

Great Britain’s Luke Greenbank and Egypt’s Youssef Abdalla tied for fourth with matching 54.93s as the only other sub-55s of the night.

Spain’s Hugo Gonzalez (55.01), Canada’s Markus Thormeyer (55.03) and Javier Acevedo (55.24) also earned spots in the finale.

SCHEDULED EVENTS

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