Five medals over first two days of world juniors
NETANYA, Israel – Lorne Wigginton of Calgary won Canada’s fifth medal at the World Aquatics Junior Swimming Championships with a bronze in the men’s 200-metre individual medley to conclude the second day of competition on Tuesday.
The Canadians opened the six-day event with a four-medal performance on Monday.
In the men’s 200 IM, Maximus Williamson of the U.S. took the gold in an event record 1:57.29 with his compatriot Daniel Diehl second in 1:58.62.
Wigginton clocked 1:59.44 smashing his personal best by two seconds. On Monday, the 2023 world senior team member, also set a PB 3:49.05 in the 400-metre freestyle placing fourth less than a half second from the podium. Both marks are Canadian 15-17 age group records.
On Monday, Canada opened the event with four medals.
Ella Jansen of the High Performance Centre – Ontario led the charge with silver in the women’s 400-m individual medley in 4:37.35 while Ottawa’s Julie Brousseau followed for the bronze in 4:38.45. Both set personal bests.
Jansen and Brousseau then combined forces for another bronze in the women’s 4×200-m freestyle relay with Sienna Angove and Ella Cosgrove in 7:53.09. Mia West and Julia Strojnowska swam in the preliminaries.
The men’s 4×100 freestyle won a third bronze with Filip Senc-Samardzic, Paul Dardis, Antoine Sauvé and Aiden Norman.
In semifinal action Julie Brousseau of Ottawa and Mia West both qualified for the women’s 100 freestyle final ranking seventh and eighth in 55.51 and 55.58.
Filip Senc-Samardzic of Toronto qualified fifth in the semis for the men’s 100 butterfly final.
There were six other top-eight results for Canada on Tuesday including two fourths.
In the women’s 50-metre breaststroke, Alexanne Lepage of Kelowna, B.C., was fourth in 31.09. She beat her previous best in the semis at 30.82.
Canada’s 4×100-metre mixed medley relay was fourth in 3:50.51 with Norman, Oliver Dawson, Jansen and Mia West.
Norman was seventh in the 100-m backstroke in 55.09 after a personal best 54.77 in semis.
Delia Lloyd of Etobicoke was fifth in the 100 backstroke in 1:01.08, Cosgrove was seventh in 800 free in 8:39.44 and Clare Watson of Winnipeg was eighth in the 200-metre butterfly in 2:12.67. Lloyd, Cosgrove and Watson (with a 2:11.64 in heats) also notched lifetime bests.
Full results: Competition Schedule | AQUA Official