Viktoria Zeynep Gunes Blazes to Top of 200 Breast Prelims at the 2015 FINA World Junior Championships

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Photo Courtesy: Singapore Swimming Federation

Viktoria Zeynep Gunes of Turkey continued to impress finishing first in the women’s 200-meter breast with a time of 2:24.47. Gunes finished close to the championship meet record of 2:23.12 set by Viktoriya Solntseva in 2013.

Great Britain’s Georgia Coates grabbed the second place seed with a qualifying time of 2:26.42, dropping time from her seed time of 2:28.75.

Mariia Astashkina of Russia was a close third posting a finishing time of 2:26.59 from heat four.

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Italy’s Giulia Verona finished fourth overall with a time of 2:27.25 from heat four, while Great Britain’s Katie Matts grabbed a close fifth from heat five with a time of 2:27.39.

Japan’s Runa Imai grabbed the sixth place seed with a final time of 2:27.86.

Russia’s Sofia Andreeva turned in a finishing time of 2:28.03 for the seventh place seed, and Japan’s Yukino Miyasaka was eighth overall in a time of 2:30.39.

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2015 FINA World Junior Swimming Championships: Live Results – Results