Delfina Pignatiello At The Distance Double; Canadian Relay Rolls Out Another WJR

Delfina Pignatiello - by Patrick B. Kraemer

Delfina Pignatiello had then celebrating into the night back home in Argentina when she completed the distance double with a 15:59.51 World Junior Championship record for a dominant victory over 1500m freestyle win the penultimate night of action in Indianapolis. The fifth session of finals produced yet more relay glory for Canada as Taylor Ruck set off in a championship 100m free mark of 53.63 for the opener to a world-junior-record victory of 3:36.19 in the 4x100m. Olympic 100m champion Penny Oleksiak, Rebecca Smith and Kayla Sanchez followed Ruck home to put it beyond doubt: the Maple shoal is champion of quartets at this meet. There was also another dash world mark for Michael Andrew (USA).

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Delfina Pignatiello had then celebrating into the night back home in Argentina when she completed the distance double with a 15:59.51 World Junior Championship record for a dominant victory over 1500m freestyle win the penultimate night of action in Indianapolis. The fifth session of finals produced yet more relay glory for Canada as Taylor Ruck set off in a championship 100m free mark of 53.63 for the opener to a world-junior-record victory of 3:36.19 in the 4x100m. Olympic 100m champion Penny Oleksiak, Rebecca Smith and Kayla Sanchez followed Ruck home to put it beyond doubt: the Maple shoal is champion of quartets at this meet. There was also another dash world mark for Michael Andrew (USA).

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