2018 Junior Pan Pacs: Day 3 Medal Table

2018 Jr. Pan Pacific Swimming Championships

While Team USA continued apace on Day 3, Australia and Canada picked up ground over Japan. The American are even more dominant this year than they were 4 years ago: at 2014 Junior Pan Pacs they had 19 gold, 10 silver, and 5 bronze after 3 days of competition. Although Japan has 14 overall medals, they have yet to score a gold medal. Both Australia and Canada picked up golds on Day 3 and while they trail their overall medal haul from 2014, both are higher in the team rankings in 2018 by virtue of their gold medals.

Day 2 Medal Table, 2018 Junior Pan Pacs

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States 20 13 7 40
2  Australia 2 5 3 10
3  Canada 2 3 4 9
4  China 1 0 0 1
5  Japan 0 4 11 15
Total   25 25 25 75

Day 3 Medalists

Women 400m Freestyle

  1. GOLD – Lani Pallister AUS 4:07.76
  2. SILVER – Claire Tuggle USA 4:10.31
  3. BRONZE – Mariah Denigan USA 4:12.59

Men’s 400m Freestyle

  1. GOLD – Ross Dant USA 3:52.44
  2. SILVER – Brendon Smith AUS 3:52.67
  3. BRONZE – Ethan Heasley USA 3:53.81

Women 100m Butterfly

  1. GOLD – Maggie MacNeil CAN 58.38
  2. SILVER – Chiharu Iitsuka JPN 59.51
  3. BRONZE – Isabel Ivey USA 59.81

Men 100m Butterfly

  1. GOLD – Gianluca Urlando USA 52.40
  2. SILVER – Van Mathias USA 53.11
  3. BRONZE – Shaun Champion AUS 53.66

Women’s 200m Backstroke

  1. GOLD – Isabelle Stadden USA 2:09.52
  2. SILVER – Madison Broad CAN 2:10.73
  3. BRONZE – Katharine Berkoff USA 2:11.87

Men’s 200m Backstroke

  1. GOLD – Carson Foster USA 1:59.10
  2. SILVER – Peter Larson USA 1:59.24
  3. BRONZE – Cole Pratt CAN 2:00.82

Women’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay

  1. GOLD – USA 3:40.10
  2. SILVER – Australia 3:41.51
  3. BRONZE – Canada 3:44.73

Men’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay

  1. GOLD – USA 3:19.44
  2. SILVER – Australia 3:20.86
  3. BRONZE – Japan 3:21.32

Day 3 Records

  • Pan Pacs Record: Women’s 100 fly, Maggie MacNeil CAN 58.38
  • U.S. National Age Group Record: Boys’ 15-16 fly, Luca Urlando USA 52.40
  • Pan Pacs Record: Women’s 200 back, Isabelle Stadden USA 2:08.81 (prelims)


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3 years ago

USA won 20 gold medals I think…

He said What?
3 years ago

If Claire Tuggle wants Sippy Woodhead’s 400 freestyle record, swimming against Australia’s Lani Palmister in the finals will give her an extremely good idea of just how fast 4:07 is. There can be victories in a loss and maybe this is one of those. Claire sees where she is and also where she needs to be to swim 4:07. She is young, hungry, strong and well own her way to that time goal and beyond.

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3 years ago

I think that Claire is old enough already to not care much about children’s or even junior’s records. She will turn 16 right before Olympic Games in Tokyo. Still too young. She has only two seasons left to get to the 4:01 level to be a competitor at Olympics. Not too much time left and the road is still too long. 4:07 is a good intermediate target but it will be a petty if she breaks Woodhead’s record next season but doesn’t make Olympic team. Next time she will have a chance when she is 20. Still young, but …
The fact that she won’t compete at WC next year maybe a good thing that has happened to her.… Read more »

He Said What?
Reply to  Yozhik
3 years ago

I agree with regards to the big picture, but in order to get to 4:01 or faster, mini-goals are necessary to make it possible. Claire won’t go from 4:10 to 4:01 overnight, but I absolutely agree she will get there one mini-goal at a time.

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3 years ago

In this regard I think how lucky Ledecky was at her fourteen and a half. At this time she was the only one in the world who thought of possibility of her to be on Olympic team. With Claire Tuggle the situation is different: the challenging expectations are running a mile ahead and possibly pressuring her.

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Reply to  Yozhik
3 years ago

Was Katie Ledecky really the only fourteen and a half year old girl in the world who thought of possibility to be on Olympics team?

I think not.

Reply to  Love to Swim
3 years ago

I am not talking about all fourteen yo swimmers who target Olympic Games. I was talking specifically about Katie Ledecky when she at the beginning of her first year in high school told her coach that she is targeting to be an Olympian in nine month. Based on Yuri Suguiyama’s talks his reaction was basically: a young girl dreams high then let it be. There is nothing wrong to have such a motivation. Was it he who proposed such a target for the swimmer who had no experience of competing at senior level. No. Did her parents know about her ambitions (not dreams). It’s very possible that she hasn’t shared already such personal stuff with anybody else. Were there any… Read more »

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Reply to  Yozhik
3 years ago

I misunderstood your previous comment.
You are right, in a way Ledecky was lucky that she sort of flew under the radar. It underlines also Missy’s toughness as she was already the strong favorite for 200 back gold and she delivered. So did Ye Shiwen. Ruta Meilutyte was similar to Ledecky in that nobody expected her to win Olympics gold.

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Reply to  Love to Swim
3 years ago

Yes, she was thinking Olympics ONE year before. She and her coach met and he asked what her long-range goal was and she said make the Olympic team. She said it sheepishly with little conviction because she was afraid to admit it. He made her say it again but with conviction and belief and she did…..and the rest is history. All of this before anyone even knew who she was but wow, did she believe.

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Reply to  Yozhik
3 years ago

I think you are right. All of the swim fans see a great athlete and I hope we don’t put undo pressures on her. I agree with you completely.

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Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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