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WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017

On 23 - 27 of August, in Indianapolis (USA), was held the WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017, where competed about 630 athletes from 93 countries among 14-17 y.o. girls and 15-18 y.o. boys.

The most awaited WORLDS junior event was hosted at the legendary pool of the Indiana University. WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS hold every two years since 2006 (Rio de Janeiro). Previous WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015 was carried by Singapore, and it is worth to say that at this CHAMPIONSHIP the swimmers from our Club have also successfully performed.

Three our swimmers represented the national teams of Ukraine and Russia:

✦ Denis Kesil (UKR)

✦ Ivan Girev (RUS)

✦ Alena Chekhovskikh (RUS)

TWO GOLDS, SILVER, BRONZE, WORLD JUNIOR RECORD, EUROPEAN JUNIOR RECORD, RUSSIAN JUNIOR RECORD AND TWO COMPETITIONS RECORDS - all these achievements WERE done by one talented swimmer IVAN GIREV!

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Ivan Girev won the title “WORLD CHAMPION” in the distance 200m Freestyle. Ivan improved his previous result, shown at the EUROPE JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS in July this year, he threw off almost 2 sec, finishing the first with the result 1:46.40, furthermore he set TWO RECORDS at this distance:

* the new WORLD JUNIOR RECORD, which is previously was set by USA swimmer Maxime ROONEY (1:47.10);

* the new COMPETITIONS RECORD, which was established by Aussie swimming legend Mack Horton (1: 47.55) almost 5 years ago, in 2013!

Another one GOLD Ivan got in the 100m Freestyle and showed stunningly fast seconds - 48.33. The athlete reset the COMPETITION RECORD again, which was set in Singapore in 2015 by American Kyle CHALMERS (48.47). In addition IVAN updated the EUROPEAN JUNIOR RECORD and the junior RUSSIAN RECORD, which was set by Danila Izotov in 2009 (48.45).

In the men's medley relay 4x100m Ivan Girev won the SILVER medal, finishing the last lap with the super-fast result - 48.27!

BRONZE medal swimmer got in the men's 4x200m Freestyle relay where Ivan swam his first lap with a best time among the others swimmers in relay - 1:46.62.

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Denis Kesyl in the preliminary heat in the 200m Fly reached the excellent and strong result - 1:58.77, and already in the final he beats his personal record, which he set at the EUROPEAN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS this summer, moreover, he updated the junior UKRAINIAN RECORD, and finished off the event fourth - 1:57.93.

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In the preliminary heat in the distance 100m Breast Alena Chekhovskikh touched the wall with the eighth time (1:10.07), ensure to herself the way to the semifinals. In the semifinals Alena improved her qualification time and dived into the final sixth - 1:09:19. In the final at this distance Alena dropped 0.19 sec and updated her Personal Record, 5th place - 1:09.00.

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Congratulations with the successful end of the season! Good luck in the new year!