Viktoria Zeynep Gunes on Fire With 100 Breast Victory at 2015 FINA World Junior Championships

Photo Courtesy: Singapore Swimming Federation

Turkey’s Viktoria Zeynep Gunes continued to be one of the top swimmers at the meet with a convincing win in the women’s 100-meter breast at the 2015 FINA World Junior Championships.

Gunes, who nearly took down Ruta Meilutyte’s vaunted meet record of 1:06.61 from 2013, won the finale in 1:06.77.

Meet organizers definitely understood just how successful Gunes has been this week as they immediately played Girl on Fire by Alicia Keys after her win.

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Sweden’s Sophie Hansson finished second tonight in 1:07.77 with Great Britain’s Katie Matts earning third in 1:07.96.

Russia’s Mariia Astashkina (1:08.12), Japan’s Runa Imai (1:08.13), Russia’s Daria Chikunova (1:09.03), Italy’s Giulia Verona (1:09.12) and Japan’s Yukino Miyasaka (1:09.27) also battled in the finale.


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




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    Katherine … All must congratulation Irina Vyatchanina ! She is her coach ! Nobody more !

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