Anton Chupkov Sets WJR; Minna Atherton’s 59.8 ‘WJR’ Hangs On Latest FINA Fudge

Minna Atherton - off to a cracking start in Singapore with two 59s [Swimming Australia]

Minna Atherton (AUS) and Anton Chupkov (RUS) set a speedy tone on the first morning of action at the World Junior Championships in Singapore. From Chupkov, 18, a 1:00.12 in the heats of the 100m breaststroke. From Atherton, 15, a 59.83 100m backstroke that fell just shy of what we believe to be the world junior record of 59.78 set last year. Either way, more FINA fudge makes it to the book of swimming history

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Minna Atherton (AUS) and Anton Chupkov (RUS) set a speedy tone on the first morning of action at the World Junior Championships in Singapore. From Chupkov, 18, a 1:00.12 in the heats of the 100m breaststroke. From Atherton, 15, a 59.83 100m backstroke that fell just shy of what we believe to be the world junior record of 59.78 set last year. Either way, more FINA fudge makes it to the book of swimming history

Comments

DDias

The level at this champs is very high.For anyone interested, you can compare times with the last champs:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_FINA_World_Junior_Swimming_Championships

Wez

Its crazy DDias – i swam at the first one for SA.
I came 3rd on the 50 freestyle, my time was 23.1. The winning time was 22.7

Wez

Nice swim from the American Boy to kick things off. Can’t help but think “Meh” though compared to 2 years ago…

DDias

Wez,
crazy times indeed!I remember Cesar Cielo doing 23.2 at sixteen and blowing away the field by near a second in a National Junior Champs in 2003.And now we have 14years-old capable to do 22.7…*feeling old*

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