December 19, 2022

Buckeyes Shine at FINA World Championships


COLUMBUS, Ohio – Five Buckeyes competed in the 2022 FINA World Championships (25m) in Melbourne, Australia Dec. 13-18. The current and former Bucks combined for 10 federation records, two medals and five top-eight finishes.

Teresa Ivan had a stellar week for Team Slovakia, setting seven total federation records. She set Slovakia’s 50 free record with a time of 24.61. Ivan was also part of six Slovakian record-setting relay teams; the 4×50 free relay (1:40.78), the 4×100 free relay (3:39.23), the 4×200 free relay (8:01.78), the 4×50 medley relay (1:48.51), the 4×100 medley relay (3:59.50) and the 4×50 mixed free relay (1:32.38).

Hunter Armstrong and Charlie Clark both competed for Team USA. Armstrong earned both a gold medal and a silver medal; he earned gold in the 4×100 medley relay and silver in the 4×50 medley relay. He was part of the prelim swims for both relays. Armstrong and Team USA placed fifth in the 4×50 free relay with a time of 1:24.03 and he placed eighth in the semifinals of the 50 back (23.05).

Clark placed seventh in the 1500 free with a time of 14:33.93 and eighth in the 800 free with a time of 7:37.54.

Ruslan Gaziev helped Team Canada to a fifth-place finish in the 4×100 free relay (3:07.10) and a seventh-place finish in the 4×200 free relay (6:56.02). The 4×100 free relay time is a Canadian swimming record.

Kristen Romano swam for Team Puerto Rico. She set a Puerto Rican record in the 100 IM, finishing the event in 1:01.76 in the prelims.