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Day 6: USA and Russia dominate final session; Grgic “flies” in the 1500m free

The sixth and last day of the 7th FINA World Junior Swimming Championships provided exciting finals at the “Duna Arena” in Budapest (HUN), with USA and Russia largely dominating the session, with respectively five and four titles (out of 11 races). The exceptions were the gold of Croatia’s Franko Grgic in the men’s 1500m free (accompanied by a World Junior and Championships record), and the win of New Zealand’s Erika Fairweather in the women’s 200m free. Otherwise, the other junior world standard improved this evening belonged to Russia in the men’s 4x100m medley relay.

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25Aug2019

PR 71 - Reymond (FRA) and Franco (ITA), the fastest in Ohrid Lake (MKD)

Axel Reymond, from France, and Alice Franco, from Italy, were the winners of the fourth race of the 2019 FINA UltraMarathon Swim Series, taking place on August 24 in Ohrid Lake (MKD). Reymond needed 5h20m55s3 to complete the 25km-event, while Franco swam during 5h41m15s5 to get the gold medal. The six-leg circuit visited Argentina (races in Santa Fe and in Rosario, in February), Canada (Lac St-Jean in July), and will now proceed to Novi (CRO) and conclude in Capri/Napoli (ITA) on September 7.

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24Aug2019

Day 5: Greece shines with Papastamos; Pallister (AUS) gets the triple

After being third in the men’s 200m IM, Apostolos Papastamos, from Greece, was the highlight of the fifth session at the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships, finishing this Sunday in Budapest (HUN). The Hellenic talent established the only World Junior Record of the evening in the 400m IM. From Australia, Lani Pallister, completed the “triple” in the Magyar capital, with the triumph in the women’s 1500m free (in a new Championships Record), after being the best in the 400m and 800m.

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24Aug2019

Day 4: USA impresses with 10 more medals; Pallister (AUS) shines in the 400m free

In a fourth day highlighted by eight finals, the 7th FINA World Junior Swimming Championships continues in Budapest (HUN) under the dominance of the US team. This Friday, the North Americans collected 10 more medals (including four gold) and established one World Junior Record (and two Championships Records). Belarus (silver), Czech Republic and Ukraine (one gold each) made their entry in the medal chart, while Australia (with a new Championships best standard for Lani Pallister) and Russia completed the list with victories in the session.

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23Aug2019

Day 3: Hannah (CAN) enlarges collection; USA reinforces medal table lead

Seven countries got medals on Day 3 of the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships in Budapest (HUN), with USA reinforcing its lead in the competition, with two additional titles and a silver lining. Moreover, the US 4x100m free mixed relay established the only World Junior and Championships record of the session. Otherwise, Jade Hannah (CAN) proceeded with her successful campaign in the Magyar capital, Andrei Minakov (RUS) confirmed his world-level status in the men’s 100m fly, and 15-year-old Franko Grgic won the gold for Croatia in the men’s 800m free. 

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22Aug2019

Day 2: Ten medals, including four golds for the US, plus a new junior WR

Team US switched to the usual top gear and amassed ten medals on Day 2 at the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships in Budapest. The young Americans grabbed four titles and had a podium finish in eight of the nine finals (4-2-4), and set a new junior WR in the mixed medley relay. Italy enjoyed a fine afternoon with two victories, Russia had four medals and Canada also got three, one of each colour.

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Budapest, Duna Arena (HUN)
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21Aug2019

Day 1: Zombori kicked in the party, Ruiz and US free relay set new junior WRs

Major swimming meets in the Duna Arena cannot be anything but thrillers and thanks to Gabor Zombori the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships took a flying start as the Hungarian 16 year-old stunned even himself by claiming the first gold of the meet in the 400m free. It was already big time, thanks to 2,000 fans so quickly came the first junior WR of the meet, courtesy of Alba Vazquez Ruiz in the 400m IM, followed by the second, set by the USA, in the men’s 4x100m free relay. The US also won the women's 4x200m free relay.

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Budapest, Duna Arena (HUN)
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20Aug2019

PR 70 – Young swimming talents to be revealed in Budapest

The Hungarian capital, Budapest, is set to host yet another important milestone of the 2019 Aquatic calendar - the 7th edition of the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships from August 20-25.

Around 800 young promising swimmers aged between 15-18 (women) 14-17 (men) will be taking part in this six-day top-notch competition, which has seen many of today's big swimming stars make their debut in the sport.

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Budapest, Hungary
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20Aug2019

PR 69 – The FINA World Masters Championships wrap-up in Gwangju (KOR)

After a summer of Aquatic celebrations in Gwangju, South Korea, the 18th FINA World Masters Championships (from August 5-18), came to an end on Sunday as about 4,000 aquatic sports enthusiasts across five of FINA's six disciplines (swimming, diving, water polo, open water swimming and artistic swimming) competed in the same venues that hosted the highly successful 18th FINA World Championships (July 12-28) which recorded the highest ever parti

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Gwangju, Korea
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19Aug2019

PR 68 - SWC 2019: Morozov smashes three World Cup records in Singapore, Australia bags 14 golds

Vladimir Morozov of Russia continued to gear up at the third FINA Swimming World Cup leg in Singapore from August 15-17 as he smashed three World Cup records (WC) in the 50m / 100m free and the 50m back.

In the freestyle events, Morozov clocked times of 21.27 in the sprint and 47.88 in the 100m, while he also finished in 24.40 in the 50m back.
 
Lithuania's Danas Rapsys also set a new WC record in the 200m free as he touched home in 1:44.38. In addition, he won the 400m free race in 3:45.59.

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Singapore
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17Aug2019

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