Sean Grieshop Upsets Brandonn Almeida for 400 IM Gold at 2015 FINA World Junior Championships

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Photo Courtesy: Melissa Lundie

USA’s Sean Grieshop upset World Junior-record holder Brandonn Almeida of Brazil in the men’s 400-meter IM at the 2015 FINA World Junior Championships.

Grieshop overtook Almeida down the stretch with a 4:15.67 for the win. Almeida, meanwhile, settled for silver with a 4:17.06.

Almeida had been much faster this year with a World Junior record 4:14.47 at the Pan American Games in Toronto last month.

Spain’s Hugo Gonzalez finished third in 4:18.14, while USA’s Charlie Swanson wound up fourth in 4:20.37.

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Hungary’s Daniel Sos finished fifth in 4:20.46 with Russia’s Nikolay Sokolov placing sixth in 4:21.17.

China’s Wang Zhou (4:25.41) and Portugal’s Joao Vital (4:26.12) closed out the rest of the championship field.

SCHEDULED EVENTS

  • Women’s 1500 free finals
  • Men’s 100 free semis
  • Women’s 100 fly semis
  • Men’s 50 fly finals
  • Women’s 50 free semis
  • Men’s 50 breast semis
  • Women’s 50 back finals
  • Men’s 400 IM finals
  • Women’s 400 free relay finals

 

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