Taylor Ruck Paces Canadian 1-2 in 100 Free Semis at 2015 FINA World Junior Championships

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Photo Courtesy: Donna Nelson

Canada’s Taylor Ruck paced a Canadian 1-2 finish in the women’s 100-meter free semis at the 2015 FINA World Junior Championships.

Ruck, who set the meet record with a 53.95 during prelims to challenge the World Junior record of 53.84 set by Shen Duo at last summer’s Youth Olympic Games, cruised into finals with a top time of 54.14.

Ruck’s teammate, Penny Oleksiak, turned in a second-seeded time of 54.51 to give the Canadians a strong 1-2 punch in the finale.

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Japan’s Rikako Ikee qualified third overall in 54.81 as the only other sub-55 time of the night.

Russia’s Arina Openysheva (55.05), Australia’s Shayna Jack (55.21), Australia’s Lucy Elizabeth McJannett (55.42), Japan’s Sachi Mochida (55.42) and USA’s Stanzi Moseley (55.48) also made their way into the championship heat.

SCHEDULED EVENTS

  • Men’s 100 back finals
  • Women’s 200 fly finals
  • Men’s 200 free finals
  • Women’s 50 breast finals
  • Men’s 100 fly semis
  • Women’s 100 free semis
  • Men’s 100 breast finals
  • Women’s 100 back finals
  • Men’s 200 IM finals
  • Women’s 800 free finals
  • Mixed 400 medley relay finals