FLASH Australia Set WJR Of 3:24.29 In Mixed 4×100 Freestyle Relay
Olivia Wunsch claimed her second gold medal of the night as Australia dismantled the mixed 4×100 freestyle relay WJR in 3:24.29 at the World Junior Championships.
The quartet of Flynn Southam, Edward Sommerville, Wunsch – who’d won the 100 free earlier in the evening- and Milla Jansen took 1.63 from the previous standard of 3:25.92 set by the USA at the Budapest world juniors in 2019.
48.58: Flynn Southam
48.54: Edward Sommerville
53.62: Olivia Wunsch
53.55: Milla Jansen
It was a second gold medal of the World Junior Championships for Southam who claimed the individual 200 free crown to add to his men’s 4×100 silver and came after he booked top spot in the 50 free semis.
It’s been a stellar 2023 for the 18-year-old who won two relay golds and a silver at the World Championships in Budapest.
Wunsch sped to the 100 free title in 53.71 – 0.08 off Taylor Ruck‘s 53.63 CR from the Indianapolis world juniors in 2017 before diving back around 25 minutes later.
Jansen added relay gold to silver behind Wunsch on a great night for Australian freestylers.
The USA – led off by Maximus Williamson in 48.38 in search of his fourth gold – were inside the old record in 3:25.59 for second with Canada next home in 3:29.14.
All the action from the third day of competition at the World Junior Championships: