Viktoria Zeynep Gunes Races To First in Prelims of 200 IM at the 2015 FINA World Junior Championships

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Viktoria Zeynep Gunes of Turkey raced to first in prelims of the women’s 200-meter IM finishing with a time of 2:12.52. Gunes finished only .20 seconds off of Ruta Meilutyte’s championship meet record of 2:12.32 from 2013.

Canada’s Mary-Sophie Harvey took second overall in prelims with a final time of 2:13.87, adding only .10 to her seed time of 2:13.77.

Japan’s Hiroko Makino finished third in prelims with a time of 2:14.31, adding to her seed time of 2:12.29.

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Georgia Coates of Great Britain took fourth in the event with a finishing time of 2:14.32. Italy’s Ilaria Cusinato was a close fifth after posting a time of 2:14.49 from heat five.

Japan’s Runa Imai turned in a final time of 2:14.77 from heat six to grab the sixth place seed.

USA’s Tatum Wade and Brooke Forde complete the top eight qualifiers. Wade posted a final time of 2:14.86 for the seventh place seed, while Forde finished eighth with a time of 2:15.10.

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2015 FINA World Junior Swimming Championships: Live Results – Results

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