August 24, 2019
Josh Matheny Wins GOLD in the 200 Meter Breaststroke at FINA World Junior Swimming Championship – Qualifies 5th for Tomorrow’s 50-meter Breaststroke Final.
Day 3 – Friday GOLD MEDAL INDIVIDUAL WIN
PEAQ's Josh Matheny took GOLD in the 200-meter Breaststroke finals at the FINA World Junior Swimming Championship in Budapest, Hungary. Josh swam a meet record 2:09.40 and improved on his National 15-16-year-old Age Group Record. Josh just missed the World Junior (18 & Under) Record by 0.01 seconds.
Josh raced just behind Shoma Sato of Japan stroke for stroke over 175 meters before closing over the last 25 meters to edge out Sato by 0.16 seconds at the wall. Josh’s time is now the 12th fastest time ever by an American swimmer in this event and he now holds the 6th fastest swim by an American this season.
Josh will finish the meet on Sunday swimming the 50m Breaststroke Finals and the 4x100 men's medley relay.
Click here for a Swim Swam article - 16-YEAR-OLD MATHENY CRUSHES 2:09.40 200 BREAST FOR WORLD JUNIORS GOLD