Viktoria Zeynep Gunes Moves to 4th All Time in 200 Breast With World Junior Record at 2015 FINA World Junior Championships

Photo Courtesy: Singapore Swimming Federation

Turkey’s Viktoria Zeynep Gunes unleashed a world best time in the women’s 200-meter breast at the 2015 FINA World Junior Championships.

Gunes blazed her way to a stunning time of 2:19.64 to win the finale at the end of a sterling meet.

That performance beat Kanako Watanabe’s 2:20.90 from Japanese Nationals as the top time in the world this year.

Gunes also vaulted to fourth all time in the event’s history as she joined an exclusive 2:19 club.

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Incidentally, Gunes also crushed her own World Junior record of 2:22.69 set at the 2015 French Open in Vichy last month.

Russia’s Mariia Astashkina took second in 2:24.57 with teammate Sofia Andreeva earning third in 2:24.88.

Japan’s Runa Imai (2:25.52), Italy’s Giulia Verona (2:25.90), Great Britain’s Katie Matts (2:27.41), Great Britain’s Georgia Coates (2:28.31) and Japan’s Yukino Miyasaka (2:29.50) comprised the rest of the championship heat.


  • 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. Shiloh Lumaris

    Incredible Victoria Gunes from Turkey, you win gold for 50, 100 and 200 meter breast stroke. Amazing !!!

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      PLUS 200 IM! 🙂

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      She is one of ATATURK`s thousends doughter,

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    Edmund Chee

    Yup indeed, she was awesome in Singapore’s FINA..Amazing speed with a friendly character. Well Done Victoria Gunes!!! The audiences loves you. Cheers!

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