Rosie Rudin Leads Great Britain 1-2 With Meet Record in 400 IM Finals at 2015 FINA World Junior Championships

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Great Britain had a huge 1-2 finish in the women’s 400-meter IM as Rosie Rudin led the way with a meet record at the 2015 FINA World Junior Championships.

Rudin topped the finale for gold with a time of 4:39.01 to break Ella Eastin’s meet record of 4:40.02 from the 2013 edition in Dubai.

Rudin’s teammate Georgia Coates also cleared the previous meet mark with a silver-winning time of 4:39.94.

Spain’s Africa Zamorano rounded out the podium with a bronze-winning effort of 4:40.15 in what proved to be a swift finale.

The top two swims are among the top five swims by 18-and-unders this year according to USA Swimming Stats.

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

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Although the official results have Rudin breaking a World Junior record, it’s not even close to the fastest time in the age group.  Zhou Min of China put up a 4:35.69 at the 2014 Chinese Nationals as the currently unratified World Junior record for 17-and-unders amongst the women.

USA’s Brooke Forde, the daughter of popular Yahoo Sports columnist Pat Forde, was the best of the rest with a fourth-place effort of 4:43.20.

Serbia’s Anja Crevar (4:43.36), Italy’s Ilaria Cusinato (4:44.84), USA’s Savanna Faulconer (4:47.82) and Japan’s Hiroko Makino (4:48.05) finished fifth through eighth in the finale.

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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