Day 3 Swim you may have missed
FINA JUNIOR SWIMMING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2022
The 3rd day of the 2022 World Junior Championships saw faster swimming, even without many of the “big” swimmers taking part in this edition of the competition. Click here for our live recap of tonight’s final session. This post is dedicated to some of the notable performances tonight that may have flown under the radar during our live coverage of the session.
In the semi-finals of the boys 50 back tonight Czechs 17-year-olds Miroslav Knedla swam a 25.12 and placed 3rd overall. The swim makes Knedla a prime contender for winning a medal in tomorrow’s final, but also puts him just short of the Czech Republic’s record. The national record is 25:08 and was set by Jan Cejka at the 2019 World Junior Championships.
In the boys 50 free semifinals tonight, Nicholas Antoniou (Cyprus) placed 5th with 22.71. This swim cut the Cypriot record at the event held by Antoniou himself. The previous record was 22.72, which Antoniou swam at the European Junior Championships in July.
sure, Carlo Garach won the Boys 800 Free tonight and swam a 7:52.73. While that swim was already covered, it’s also worth noting that the 18-year-old is now the No. 3 all-time Spanish competitor at the event.
Argentina Malena Santillan, just 14 years old, finished 5th in the girls 200 backstroke final tonight, swimming a 2:14.73. That swim was just behind Santillan’s lifetime best, which was 2:14.56 from the Spanish Summer Junior Championships in July. With this performance, Santillan became the second best Argentine player of all time at the event.
Daniel Gracik, a 17-year-old Czech, placed 2nd in the boys’ 100 fly final tonight, swimming a 52.51. With this performance, Gracik has now risen to 3rd place all-time among Czech swimmers.
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