Swimming: Australia take top spot again on World Junior Championships medal table

Australia's Kyle Chalmers celebrates after winning the men's 100m freestyle during the 5th Fina World Junior Swimming Championships at the OCBC Aquatic Centre on Aug 30, 2015.
Australia's Kyle Chalmers celebrates after winning the men's 100m freestyle during the 5th Fina World Junior Swimming Championships at the OCBC Aquatic Centre on Aug 30, 2015. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LI
Turkey's Viktoria Gunes (left) and Michael Andrew of the US standing on the podium after they were give awards for the best female swimmer and best male swimmer respectively at the 5th Fina World Junior Swimming Championships at the OCBC Aquatic Cent
Turkey's Viktoria Gunes (left) and Michael Andrew of the US standing on the podium after they were give awards for the best female swimmer and best male swimmer respectively at the 5th Fina World Junior Swimming Championships at the OCBC Aquatic Centre, on Aug 30, 2015. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
The Russian quartet of (from left) Vladislav Kozlov, Daniil Pakhomov, Anton Chupkov, and Roman Larin singing the national anthem after breaking the world record on their way to the gold in the 4x100m men's freestyle relay at the OCBC Aquatic Centre o
The Russian quartet of (from left) Vladislav Kozlov, Daniil Pakhomov, Anton Chupkov, and Roman Larin singing the national anthem after breaking the world record on their way to the gold in the 4x100m men's freestyle relay at the OCBC Aquatic Centre on Aug 30, 2015. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
Japan's Rikako Ikee swimming during the 100m women's butterfly event at the 5th Fina World Junior Swimming Championships at the OCBC Aquatic Centre on Aug 30, 2015.
Japan's Rikako Ikee swimming during the 100m women's butterfly event at the 5th Fina World Junior Swimming Championships at the OCBC Aquatic Centre on Aug 30, 2015.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

SINGAPORE - Australia retained their position at the top of the medal table as the Fina World Junior Championships drew to a close on Sunday evening at the OCBC Aquatic Centre.

Entering the final day leading the medal table with eight golds and six silvers, the Aussies added one gold, one silver and three bronzes to secure top spot ahead of Russia (7-4-10) and the United States (6-13-7).

The final day of racing, which had 11 finals, also saw three more world junior records fall.

Viktoria Gunes, who was crowned the meet's best female simmer, clocked 2min 19.64sec to win the 200m breaststroke. The 17-year-old crushed the previous mark of 2:23.12, and was just off the senior world record of 2:19.11.

The other two world marks came in the men's and women's 4x100m medley relays, both won by Russia. The Russian men won in 3:36.44 to shatter the previous mark of 3:38.02, while their female counterparts clocked 4:01.05 to erase the previous record of 4:03.44.

The night's other golds went to Kyle Chalmers (men's 100m freestyle), Hugo Gonzalez (men's 200m backstroke), Rikako Ikee (100m butterfly), Brandonn Almeida (men's 1500m free), Mariia Kameneva (women's 50m free), Nao Horomura (men's 200m fly), Andrius Sidlauskas (men's 50m breaststroke) and Taylor Ruck (women's 200m free).

The Singapore men's 4x100m medley, who had finished ninth in the heats, managed to swim in the final as Poland were late in submitting their forms. The team, who had set a national record of 3:47.36 in the heats, finished last with a time of 3:47.40.

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