2017 World Champs Pick ‘Em Contest: Day 8 Update Presented By TYR

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It was a massive day 8 in terms of total points, with 8 medal finals, but a relatively predictable day in terms of upsets. That left Joker23 atop our leaderboard as the official winner of our 2017 World Championships Pick ‘Em Contest.

Most days yielded point-values somewhere in the 60s to our top players; day 8 brought nearly 100 points to aceiknow, who led the day with 98.

Congrats to all who entered. You can see your full day-by-day scores and review your picks at the link above. We’ll be reaching out to prize-winners soon to coordinate your awards.

DAY 8 LEADERS

Rank Event Day 8 Points
1 aceiknow 98
2 mefowler 97
3 tgo63 94
4 Dcrabbe6 92
5 finniewinnie 91
5 Ndanus1010 91
5 Kwazii 91
8 Gbc 90
8 Alexswimswe 90
10 Blomgren 89
10 rono6100 89

Overall Leaders

Rank Event Total Points
1 Joker23 363
2 Captain Ahab 352
3 ThatSwimKid 344.5
4 Quinn 331
4 Junker23 331
6 GatorFan4000 328
6 james7187 328
8 Blomgren 324
9 Thomas Selig 322.5
9 tgo63 322.5

HOW EVERYONE DID

It was a relatively predictable day based on picks, with 7 of the 8 events having 78% or more of players pick the correct winner. The only relative upset was in the men’s 50 back, where France’s Camille Lacourt only got 11% of the winner picks.

Event Winner % Correctly Predicted
Men’s 50 back Camille Lacourt 11%
Men’s 400 IM Chase Kalisz 78%
Women’s 50 breast Lilly King 86%
Men’s 1500 free Gregorio Paltrinieri 89%
Women’s 50 free Sarah Sjostrom 93%
Men’s 4×100 medley relay USA 95%
Women’s 4×100 medley relay USA 99%
Women’s 400 IM Katinka Hosszu 100%

Katinka Hosszu got the coveted 100% of winner picks, which we’ve only seen a few times this meet – the other three were for Katie Ledecky in the 400, 800 and 1500 frees. Here’s a look at all of the events, sorted from most-predicted to least-predicted in terms of winner picks:

Rank Event Winner % Correctly Predicted
1 Women’s 1500 free Katie Ledecky 100%
1 Women’s 400 free Katie Ledecky 100%
1 Women’s 400 IM Katinka Hosszu 100%
1 Women’s 800 free Katie Ledecky 100%
5 Men’s 100 breast Adam Peaty 99%
5 Men’s 4×100 free relay USA 99%
5 Women’s 4×100 medley relay USA 99%
5 Women’s 4×200 free relay USA 99%
9 Men’s 50 breast Adam Peaty 98%
9 Women’s 100 fly Sarah Sjostrom 98%
9 Women’s 50 fly Sarah Sjostrom 98%
12 Women’s 200 IM Katinka Hosszu 96%
13 Men’s 4×100 medley relay USA 95%
14 Women’s 50 free Sarah Sjostrom 93%
15 Women’s 200 breast Yulia Efimova 92%
16 Men’s 1500 free Gregorio Paltrinieri 89%
17 Mixed 4×100 free relay USA 87%
18 Women’s 50 breast Lilly King 86%
19 Women’s 200 fly Mireia Belmonte 81%
20 Men’s 400 IM Chase Kalisz 78%
20 Women’s 4×100 free relay USA 78%
22 Mixed 4×100 medley relay USA 76%
23 Men’s 400 free Sun Yang 70%
24 Women’s 100 breast Lilly King 69%
25 Men’s 800 free Gabriele Detti 59%
26 Men’s 200 free Sun Yang 54%
27 Women’s 100 back Kyle Masse 52%
28 Men’s 100 back Xu Jiayu 36%
29 Men’s 50 free Caeleb Dressel 31%
30 Men’s 200 fly Chad le Clos 25%
31 Men’s 100 free Caeleb Dressel 18%
32 Men’s 100 fly Caeleb Dressel 17%
33 Men’s 200 back Evgeny Rylov 16%
34 Men’s 50 fly Ben Proud 15%
35 Men’s 200 IM Chase Kalisz 13%
36 Men’s 50 back Camille Lacourt 11%
37 Women’s 200 back Emily Seebohm 9%
38 Women’s 100 free Simone Manuel 7%
39 Men’s 4×200 free relay Great Britain 5%
40 Men’s 200 breast Anton Chupkov 3%
41 Women’s 50 back Etiene Medeiros 2%
42 Women’s 200 free Federica Pellegrini 1%

 

A few more interesting stats from day 8:

  • In the women’s medley relay, just one player correctly predicted Russia’s silver medal.
  • In the men’s 400 IM, Kosuke Hagino appeared in the top 4 on 324 of 334 ballots, including 20% of winner picks and 60% of silver picks. He finished 6th.
  • 4th-placers were the trickiest to call today. Jeremy Stravius was only on 5 ballots in the 50 back for any place, and Max Litchfield only on 12 ballots in any place in the 400 IM.

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Captain Ahab

Congratulations joker23!

Tomek

First time finishing in top 10 !!! What a meet!

Steve Nolan

Thank goodness I lost by a lot.

But I did get Seebohm and Pelligrini, so v proud of myself.

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