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.