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Tajhari Williams Records Personal Best At FINA World Junior Championships

Tajhari Williams (foreground) and Sean Walters take time from practice for a photo op in Lima, Peru. PHOTO COURTESY OF VENDER WALTERS

Despite failing to advance to the final of the Boys 15-17 backstroke at the FINA World Junior Swimming Championship in Lima, Peru on Tuesday, Tajhari Williams established another personal best.

Tajhari, who finish fourth, raced to a time of 106.94 in heat two of his race, shattering his previous PB of 108.40. By virtue of his performance, Tajhari now ranked 38 out of 43 swimmers in 100m backstroke.

In an interview with NEWSLINETCI prior to departing for the event, Tajhari said his aim was to record another personal best in all his races as he seeks to develop himself into a world-class swimmer, and it appears so far that his races are going according to plan.

The TCI has brought a two-man team to the championship. The other competitor is Sean Walters.

Sean is expected to bow into action on Friday, when he competes in the 50m backstroke, which will be his first event at the meet. Later in the day, he will compete in the 50m freestyle.

Tajhari also will compete in the 50m freestyle.

The competition runs from August 30 to September 4.

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