Russia Blasts Women’s 400 Medley Relay World Junior Record to Close 2015 FINA World Junior Championships

Photo Courtesy: Vestnik Kavkaza

Russia finished the meet with a medley relay sweep as the women crushed the World Junior record in the women’s 400-meter medley relay at the 2015 FINA World Junior Championships.

Irina Prikhodko, Mariia Astashkina, Polina Egorova and Mariia Kameneva raced their way to a sizzling 4:01.05.

That swim not only blasted the meet record of 4:40.48 set in 2013, it cut more than two seconds from the World Junior record of 4:03.22 set by Kameneva, Astashkina, Egorova and Arina Openysheva at the 2015 European Games in Baku this summer.

Australia’s Minna Atherton, Ella Bond, Gemma Cooney and Shayna Jack claimed silver in 4:02.42.

Japan’s Natsumi Sakai, Runa Imai, Rikako Ikee and Sachi Mochida picked up bronze in 4:03.10.

USA’s Claire Adams, Kennedy Lohman, Cassidy Bayer and Lauren Pitzer placed fourth in 4:03.90.


Photo Courtesy: Omega Timing

Canada (4:04.51), Italy (4:08.34), Germany (4:10.25) and Slovenia (4:13.82) comprised the rest of the final heat.

2015 FINA World Junior Swimming Championships: Day 6 Finals – Results


  • Men’s 100 free finals
  • Women’s 200 breast finals
  • Men’s 200 back finals
  • Women’s 100 fly finals
  • Men’s 1500 free finals
  • Women’s 50 free finals
  • Men’s 200 fly finals
  • Men’s 50 breast finals
  • Women’s 200 free finals
  • Men’s 400 medley relay finals
  • Women’s 400 medley relay finals

1 comment

  1. Sceptech

    A never seen feat on the closing day of the 5th FINA World Junior Swimming Championships: the winning time would have been enough to earn the gold medal at the ‘big’ World Championships!