2018 Junior Pan Pacs: Final Medal Table

2018 Jr. Pan Pacific Swimming Championships

The 2018 Junior Pan Pacific Championships ended on a high note as Japan earned their first gold medal of the Games (women’s 200 breast) and New Zealand ascended to their first podium (men’s 50 free). Indeed, Japan had a strong final day with a pair of silver medals and 5 bronze to go with their gold. Only USA was more prolific, winning 7 gold, 6 silver and 1 bronze. Australia picked up another 2 gold and 1 bronze; Canada had 1 silver and 2 bronze, and China scored 1 silver.

Day 4 Medal Table, 2018 Junior Pan Pacs

Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States 27 19 8 54
2  Australia 4 5 4 13
3  Canada 2 4 6 12
4  Japan 1 6 16 23
5  China 1 1 0 2
6  New Zealand 0 0 1 1
Total   35 35 35 105

Team Points

 Rank  Nation Women Men Combined
1.  United States 249 263 512
2.  Japan 140 148 288
3.  Australia 136 123 259
4.  Canada 127 91 218
5. New Zealand 37 45 82
6.  China 13 44 57
7. Fiji 12 9 21
8. Singapore   7 7
9. Ecuador 1   1

Day 4 Medalists

Women’s 200m Individual Medley

  1. Alex Walsh, USA, 2:12.06
  2. Karin Takemura, JPN, 2:14.90
  3. Mei Ishihara, JPN, 2:14.91

Men’s 200m Individual Medley

  1. Carson Foster, USA, 1:59.86
  2. Gianluca Urlando, USA, 2:00.60
  3. Masayuki Otake, JPN, 2:00.72

Women’s 50m Freestyle

  1. Maxine Parker, USA, 25.39
  2. Gretchen Walsh, USA, 25.57
  3. Natasha Ramsden, AUS, 25.65

Men’s 50m Freestyle

  1. Ashton Brinkworth, AUS, 22.72
  2. Drew Kibler, USA, 22.81
  3. Michael Pickett, NZL, 22.86

Women’s 200m Breaststroke

  1. Shiori Asaba, JPN, 2:27.48
  2. Ella Nelson, USA, 2:27.83
  3. Honoka Tatsumu, JPN, 2:29.12

Men’s 200m Breaststroke

  1. Daniel Roy, USA, 2:11.79
  2. AJ Pouch, USA, 2:11.80
  3. Yamato Fukasawa, JPN, 2:13.57

Women’s 1500m Freestyle

  1. Lani Pallister, AUS, 16:08.09
  2. Mariah Denigan, USA, 16:24.35
  3. Emma O’Croinin, CAN, 16:28.79

Men’s 800m Freestyle

  1. Ross Dant, USA, 8:00.51
  2. Cheng Long, CHN, 8:02.79
  3. Jake Magahey, USA, 8:06.16

Women’s 4x100m Medley Relay

  1. USA (Phoebe Bacon, Emily Weiss, Lucie Nordmann, Gretchen Walsh) 4:02.33
  2. Canada (Madison Broad, Nina Kucheran, Maggie MacNeil, Ainsley McMurray) 4:05.21
  3. Japan (Hiraku Yamasaki, Shiori Asaba, Chiharu Iitsuka, Nagisa Ikemoto) 4:07.14

Men’s 4x100m Medley Relay

  1. USA (Peter Larson, Daniel Roy, Gianluca Urlando, Drew Kibler) 3:39.04
  2. Japan (Daiki Yanagawa, Yamato Fukasawa, Tomoru Honda, Keisuke Ishizaki) 3:41.95
  3. Canada (Tyler Wall, Gabe Mastromatteo, Joshua Liendo, Noah Cumby) 3:42.04

Day 4 Records

Thanks to Jim Foster for sharing Team USA’s celebration after winning the high point award:

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4 years ago

Yep! Keep watching Pouch, he a late starter to swimming, started at 13. Thanks for shout!

4 years ago

The US did dominate but so they should. With a population 10 times that of Canada and 13 times that of Australia it’s expected. They have a deeper pool of swimmers to choose from to send to international meets.

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Reply to  Julie
4 years ago

And by this reasoning, Croatia really won the World Cup this year, because they have the smallest population of any team out there who competed, and Russia was a major FLOP. Of course USA, India and China were the biggest disappointments as well. So let’s base everything off of population and also say that India should be top 3 in the world when it comes to skiing, as they have mountains and a HUGE population to choose from. Or Russia or China by that matter.

….See the problem with your argument yet?

Reply to  2 Cents
4 years ago

Yeah your argument is really good too. I would have thought India would be top 3 for skiing also. Seriously dude

4 years ago

Your “TEAM POINTS” only reflects the mens team scores. USA had over 500 combined team points.

4 years ago

So, in light of Cate Campbell’s statement following Pan Pacs that the “puffy chested” United States has been “put on notice” by Australia, let’s review the combined results of 2018 Pan Pacs and 2018 Junior Pan Pacs, shall we? Total medals–United States 99, Australia 42. Total Gold medals–United States 47, Australia 12.

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4 years ago


Reply to  Scottmom
4 years ago

Cate Campbell ought to have used greater discretion, especially after posting up just one good long course swim in five years. She needs to spend less time talking and more time working on her 50 Free so that she might eventually be as fast as Blume and Sjostrom who have passed her internationally.

Reply to  Orleans
4 years ago

Considering how all of you Americans were so disappointed in your pan pacs performance and went on about it for the entire competition, I wouldn’t be so pigheaded.

Just sayin
Reply to  gymswim
4 years ago

The thing is the US can do poorly and still be very dominant.

Newport Beach Lover
4 years ago

Japan did very well as most of fast swimmers who could be competing here chose to compete at National High School champ. They also have rules about how many times swimmers can compete at Jr Pan Pac. Some of high school student-Olympians and 2017 Junior World championship medalists were also competing for their high school.

4 years ago

Dominant performance by the US, but the Japanese juniors put up a very impressive showing as well. US at just over half of the available medals and Japan at just under a quarter. Only 28 medals left on the table after those two. Considering there were age group studs not at this because they attended sr. pan pacs (Ikee, Smith, Titmus are all juniors if I’m not mistaken) the future is looking pretty damn good.

China is a bit of a surprise. They have some crazy fast superstars and over a billion people, so I would have expected them to have the depth to be able to send medal-scoring juniors to this meet even though AGs were happening concurrently.

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