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Axon Finshes 5th at World Junior Event

Eilat, Israel September 6, 2018

RESULTS

LINK TO SWIMMING CANADA ARTICLE

Alex Axon finished in 5 place today in the boys 14-15 5 kilometre swim at the World Junior Open Water Championships in Israel.

Alex was competing in a field of 33 swimmers from around the world. The field was strong with 25 swimmers separated by only 12 seconds after the first 1600 metres with Axon in 6th place at this point of the race. The race stayed bunched at 3300 metres before a small group, including Axon, made a break for the final 1500 metres.

Alex finished in 5th place, just a mere 11 seconds behind the winner and only 8 seconds from the podium.

Alex wraps up a very successful summer which saw him win 2 gold medals at the Canadian Junior Swimming Championships in Winnipeg. (800 Free and 1500 Free).

Great swimming Alex!!!