2017 FINA WORLD SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Sunday, July 23rd – Sunday, July 30th
- Budapest, Hungary
- LCM (50m)
- Full Competition Schedule
- Meet Info
- Psych Sheets
- Omega Results
- Pick ’em Contest
- Event-by-Event Previews
A big day 7 vaulted joker23 back into the lead – he or she wins the day 7 total by 7 points and now leads the overall scores by 17.
Day 7 Leaders
|Rank||Event||Day 7 Points|
How Everyone Did
There were three relatively easy-to-predict events on day 7, along with a few where the Pick ‘Em majority was head-scratchingly wrong.
|Event||Winner||% Correctly Predicted|
|Women’s 200 back||Emily Seebohm||9%|
|Men’s 100 fly||Caeleb Dressel||17%|
|Men’s 50 free||Caeleb Dressel||31%|
|Mixed 4×100 free relay||USA||87%|
|Women’s 50 fly||Sarah Sjostrom||98%|
|Women’s 800 free||Katie Ledecky||100%|
Every single player picked Katie Ledecky to win the 800, which shows how seriously everyone is taking this competition – it wasn’t worth sacrificing 7 points to jokingly select Dean Farris.
And Pick ‘Em players were thrown off in startingly high numbers by Joseph Schooling‘s now-infamous post-practice 50.7 in the 100 fly. Just 17% picked Caeleb Dressel to win even after beating Schooling head-to-head at NCAAs and hitting the world’s #1 time at U.S. Nationals. 77% of players picked Schooling, who wound up tying for 3rd in 50.8, certainly the first time in history a rumored practice swim has turned out to be faster than actual verified in-meet performance.
A few more stats of note:
- Not a single player picked Egypt’s Farida Osman anywhere in the top 4. She took bronze, Egypt’s first-ever Worlds medal.
- Likewise, no one picked Hungary’s Kristof Milak anywhere in the top 4 of the 100 fly. He took silver, ahead of Schooling and James Guy.