2017 World Champs Pick Contest: Day 6 Update Presented By TYR



Junker23 continues to lead our Pick ‘Em contest, but a huge day from Captain Ahab has the leading margin at just 3 points with two days left to swim.

Captain Ahab scored 31 on day 6, a top-10 score for the day and enough to vault to 2nd place. Today’s top scorer was john26, who earned 42 points, followed closesly by sara.


Rank Event Day 6 Points
1 john26 42
2 sara 41
3 dmswim 35
4 rocker 33
4 NJo 33
6 EHawkins19 32
6 BoGo 32
8 Stephen Lucht 31
8 Coachbob 31
8 Brian P 31
8 Captain Ahab 31


Rank Event Total Points
1 Junker23 229
2 Captain Ahab 226
3 ThatSwimKid 225.5
4 Thomas Selig 223.5
5 Joker23 222
6 GatorFan4000 221
7 Blomgren 220
8 james7187 219
9 spa0102 216
10 AvidSwimFan 215


It was a big day for upsets, as three of five gold medalists were correctly predicted by less than 10% of contestants. Here’s a quick look:

Event Winner % Correctly Predicted
Men’s 200 breast Anton Chupkov 3%
Men’s 4×200 free relay Great Britain 5%
Women’s 100 free Simone Manuel 7%
Men’s 200 back Evgeny Rylov 16%
Women’s 200 breast Yulia Efimova 92%

Just 10 players correctly picked junior world record-holder Anton Chupkov to triumph over senior world record-holder Ippei Watanabe in the men’s 200 breast. Only 15 saw Great Britain defending its 2015 world title in the 4×200 free relay, and only 22 players picked Simone Manuel to successfully defend her 2016 Olympic title in the women’s 100 free.

Evgeny Rylov‘s win in the 200 back was relatively underpredicted, too, but Yulia Efimova was the heavy favorite to win the 200 breast, getting almost 300 correct winner picks.

A couple more stats of note:

  • Not a single player picked Pernille Blume to finish anywhere in the top 4 of the 100 free. She took bronze.
  • Only 2% of players picked Bethany Galat to take a the silver medal in the 200 breast.

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Kim Z
5 years ago

Didn’t Galat get second?

5 years ago

My point daily totals BOMBING after day 3 <3.
Me underestimating Galat and Dressel in my picks. <3

Steve Nolan
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5 years ago

Raise your hand if you’re currently winning and didn’t pick Dressel anywhere in your top 4 in the 100 fly!


Steve Nolan
5 years ago

Galat got 2nd?

Also z0mg.

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