Wang Siqi Edges Tamsin Cook for 200 Fly Crown at 2015 World Junior Championships

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Photo Courtesy: R-Sport / MIA Rossiya Segodnya

China’s Wang Siqi downed Australia’s Tamsin Cook in a close contest for the women’s 200-meter fly at the 2015 FINA World Junior Championships.

Although the times weren’t near the fastest by teenagers in the world this year led by Zhang Yufei’s 2:06.51 and Katie McLaughlin’s 2:06.95 from the World Championships, Wang still managed to grab the junior title with a time of 2:08.24.

Cook, meanwhile, built on her strong relay swim from night one with a 2:08.86 to take silver in the finale.

USA’s Hannah Kukurugya touched out teammate Cassidy Bayer, 2:10.08 to 2:10.12, for bronze.  Bayer had entered the meet with the fastest time of those in the meet with a 2:08.03 from U.S. Nationals in San Antonio.  But, she was unable to replicate that time during finals.

Japan’s Haruno Ito (2:11.07), Spain’s Carmen Balbuena (2:11.31), Great Britain’s Holly Hibbott (2:11.63) and Hungary’s Boglarka Bonecz (2:12.11) closed out the rest of the finale.

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