SINGAPORE - Entering Saturday's final race, swimming powerhouses Australia were in danger of finishing the day without a gold medal - which would have been the first time in five days of racing at the Fina World Junior Swimming Championships.
But up stepped the women's 4x100m freestyle relay team of Shayna Jack, Minna Atherton, Gemma Cooney, and Lucy McJannett.
The quartet won the race in a world junior record time of 3min 39.87sec, under the previous world mark of 3:40.14, in the process ensuring Australia keep up their gold-winning streak.
The 50m backstroke mark also fell at the OCBC Aquatic Centre on Saturday evening, as New Zealand's Gabrielle Fa'Amausili timed 27.81sec, lowering Atherton's previous mark of 27.92. Atherton finished second in 27.83, ahead of Canada's Danielle Hanus who timed 28.26.
In the 1,500m freestyle final, Italy's Simona Quadarella clocked 16:05.61 to bag the gold, while Ukraine's Andrii Khloptsov won the men's 50m butterfly. Sean Grieshop of the United States won the men's 400m individual medley in 4:15.67.