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FINA World Championships Conclude in Spain



Aug. 5, 2013

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- The 2013 FINA World Championships came to a close on Sunday at the Palau Sant Jordi in in Barcelona, Spain where four members of the FSU swimming team took part in multiple races.

"It was a fine meet," head coach Frank Bradley said. "I thought our kids competed well on an international level and I'm looking forward to working with them when they get back to Tallahassee."

Rising senior Pavel Sankovich saved his best race for last, earning a semifinal swim in the 50m back. While representing Belarus, Sankovich originally qualified for semifinals in 14th place with a time of 25.40. Sankovich swam slightly faster in his evening swim, posting a time of 25.36 en route to a 15th place finish.

Earlier in the week, Sankovich opened his meet with a 22nd place showing in the 100m back with a time of 55.19 before moving on to take 21st place in the 100m fly at 52.87.

Sankovich helped his country to a 17th place finish in the men's 4x100 medley relay, leading off the race with a split of 55.85 in the 100m back.

Former Seminole, Mateo De Angulo participated in a pair of races for Colombia. De Angulo first posted a mark of 1:51.14 in the 200m free, placing 38th. He concluded the meet by placing 28th in the 1500m free where he posted a time of 15:30.59, a mark that was just shy of his national record.

Rising senior McKayla Lightbourn represented the Bahamas during the week, swimming the 200m IM and 100m back. Lightbourn placed 39th in both of her races, swimming a times of 2:20.85 in the 200 IM before posting a 1:04.97 in the 100 back.

Prior to his arrival in Tallahassee, Jemal Le Grand swam the 100m and 200m free for Aruba. The Plantation, Fla. native swam a mark of 1:55.08 in the 200 distance (52nd), before swimming a 52.07 in the 100 (49th).

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