2019 vs 2017 FINA World Junior Championships: Which was Faster?

7th FINA World Junior Swimming Championships 2019

  • 50-Meter Course
  • Duna Arena, Budapest (Hungary)
  • Pool swimming: Tuesday, August 20 – Sunday, August 25, 2019
  • Meet site
  • Live results

Now that the 2019 FINA World Junior Championships have come to a conclusion, we thought it would be interesting to take a look at how the meet stacked up against past versions. While there were more records broken in Indianapolis in 2017, the average times from the 42 events in Budapest were faster than those from Indianapolis by .15%. A noticeable difference between the two meets was the depth of the field. The average improvement in second-place times from 2017 to 2019 was .21%, while the average improvement in third-place times over the two-year period was .25%.

The distance events tended to have bigger relative drops than the sprints, and none was more evident than the 1500 free where Franko Grgic of Croatia provided the biggest relative time improvement of the meet. Grgic broke the World Junior Record and Championships Record, not to mention the Croatian National Record, going nearly 20 seconds faster in the 1500 than Andrew Abruzzo did in 2017, 14:46.09 vs 15:06.48, for a 2.25% time improvement.

The biggest percentage drop for a second-place time came in the men’s 100 back where Russia’s Nikolay Zuev went 1.01 seconds faster than Ireland’s Conor Ferguson, 53.50 to 54.51, or a change of 1.85% between 2017 and 2019. The men’s 200 fly, in which the top three finishers were only separated by .37, produced the biggest relative time drop for bronze medalists. Federico Burdisso of Italy was 1.83% faster than 2017’s third-place Antani Ivanov of Bulgaria, 1:55.39 to 1:57.54.

As for the times that held fast from 2017, Michael Andrew’s 50 back Championships Record/World Junior Record of 24.63 was 1.83% faster than the winning time from Czech Republic’s Jan Cejka this year, 24.63 to 25.08. Among silver medalists, 2017’s Alessandro Pinzuti of Italy was 1.99% faster in the 50 breast (27.19) than Canada’s Gabe Mastromatteo this year (27.73). And Michael Andrew’s bronze-medal performance in the 50 breast two years ago (27.39) was 1.61% faster than that of Great Britain’s Archie Goodburn (27.83).

In the girls’ meet, Russia’s Evgeniia Chikunova had the most-improved gold-medal swim with a 2:24.03 in the 200 breast. That was a 1.13% improvement over Zoe Bartel’s winning 2:25.68 from two years ago. The 200 breast produced the biggest drops in second- and third-place times, too, with Anastasia Makarova of Russia (2:24.39) out-swimming USA’s Ella Nelson from 2017 (2:27.04) by 1.8% and Japan’s Mei Ishihara (2:24.99) going 1.65% faster than Great Britain’s Annabel Guye-Johnson (2:27.42), the 2017 bronze medalist.

Below are all the comparisons, event by event:

EVENT 2019 TIME SWIMMER   2017 TIME SWIMMER   Δ% ‘19/’17
M50fr 1st UKR 0:22.13 Vladyslav Bukhov USA 0:21.75 Michael Andrew =WJR, =CR 1.75%
2nd USA 0:22.14 David Curtiss FRA 0:22.25 Maxime Grousset -0.49%
3rd USA 0:22.40 Adam Chaney ITA 0:22.31 Leonardo Deplano 0.40%
M100fr 1st RUS 0:48.73 Andrei Minakov RUS 0:48.33 Ivan Girev CR 0.83%
2nd CAN 0:49.17 Joshua Liendo Edwards HUN 0:48.95 Nándor Németh 0.45%
3rd SWE 0:49.25 Robin Hanson USA 0:49.35 Daniel Krueger -0.20%
M200fr 1st USA 1:46.97 Luca Urlando RUS 1:46.40 Ivan Girev WJR, CR 0.54%
2nd SWE 1:47.03 Robin Hanson HUN 1:46.79 Nándor Németh 0.22%
3rd BRA 1:47.39 Murilo Sartori AUS 1:46.81 Elijah Winnington 0.54%
M400fr 1st HUN 3:46.06 Gabor Zombori CR USA 3:49.19 Andrew Abruzzo -1.37%
2nd AUS 3:46.27 Thomas Neill HUN 3:49.97 Balázs Holló -1.61%
3rd RUS 3:47.36 Aleksandr Egorov USA 3:50.14 Trey Freeman III -1.21%
M800fr 1st CRO 7:45.92 Franko Grgic USA 7:54.58 Andrew Abruzzo -1.82%
2nd RUS 7:48.05 Ilia Sibirtsev HUN 7:56.81 Dávid Lakatos -1.84%
3rd AUS 7:48.65 Thomas Neill USA 7:57.22 Michael Brinegar -1.80%
M1500fr 1st CRO 14:46.09 Franko Grgic CR, WJR USA 15:06.48 Andrew Abruzzo -2.25%
2nd AUS 14:59.19 Thomas Neill USA 15:09.00 Michael Brinegar -1.08%
3rd RUS 15:05.17 Ilia Sibirtsev RUS 15:09.18 Iaroslav Potapov -0.44%
M50bk 1st CZE 0:25.08 Jan Cejka USA 0:24.63 Michael Andrew WJR, CR 1.83%
2nd USA 0:25.23 Wyatt Davis ESP 0:25.30 Hugo Gonzalez -0.28%
3rd ITA 0:25.35 Thomas Ceccon POL 0:25.38 Kacper Stokowski -0.12%
M100bk 1st ITA 0:53.46 Thomas Ceccon CR ESP 0:54.27 Hugo Gonzalez CR -1.49%
2nd RUS 0:53.50 Nikolay Zuev IRL 0:54.51 Conor Ferguson -1.85%
3rd USA 0:54.14 Wyatt Davis ROM 0:54.55 Daniel Martin -0.75%
M200bk 1st USA 1:58.18 Wyatt Davis ESP 1:56.69 Hugo Gonzalez CR 1.28%
2nd USA 1:58.47 Carson Foster USA 1:57.87 Carson Foster 0.51%
3rd FRA 1:58.71 Mewen Tomac RUS 1:58.72 Nikita Tretyakov -0.01%
M50br 1st RUS 0:27.58 Vladislav Gerasimenko ITA 0:27.10 Nicolò Martinenghi 1.77%
2nd CAN 0:27.73 Gabe Mastromatteo ITA 0:27.19 Alessandro Pinzuti 1.99%
3rd GBR 0:27.83 Archie Goodburn USA 0:27.39 Michael Andrew 1.61%
M100br 1st RUS 0:59.97 Vladislav Gerasimenko ITA 0:59.58 Nicolò Martinenghi 0.65%
2nd USA 1:00.17 Josh Matheny USA 1:00.08 Reece Whitley 0.15%
3rd USA 1:00.55 Kevin Houseman USA 1:00.37 Michael Andrew 0.30%
M200br 1st USA 2:09.40 Josh Matheny CR USA 2:10.77 Daniel Roy -1.05%
2nd JPN 2:09.56 Shoma Sato USA 2:10.82 Reece Whitley -0.96%
3rd JPN 2:10.84 Yuta Arai AUS 2:10.90 Zac Stubblety-Cook -0.05%
M50fl 1st ITA 0:23.37 Thomas Ceccon USA 0:23.22 Michael Andrew WJR, CR 0.65%
2nd RUS 0:23.39 Andrei Minakov RUS 0:23.53 Andrei Minakov -0.59%
3rd BUL 0:23.48 Josif Miladinov HUN 0:23.72 Kristóf Milák -1.01%
M100fl 1st RUS 0:51.25 Andrei Minakov HUN 0:51.08 Kristóf Milák WJR, CR 0.33%
2nd ITA 0:51.83 Federico Burisso RUS 0:51.16 Egor Kuimov 1.31%
3rd RUS 0:51.90 Egor Pavlov RUS 0:51.84 Andrei Minakov 0.12%
M200fl 1st USA 1:55.02 Luca Urlando HUN 1:53.87 Kristóf Milák WJR, CR 1.01%
2nd JPN 1:55.31 Tomoru Honda JPN 1:57.05 Yuya Sakamoto -1.49%
3rd ITA 1:55.39 Federico Burisso BUL 1:57.54 Antani Ivanov -1.83%
M200im 1st USA 1:58.46 Carson Foster GER 1:59.03 Johannes Hintze WJR, CR -0.48%
2nd CAN 1:59.44 Finlay Knox USA 1:59.56 Kieran Smith -0.10%
3rd GRE 1:59.62 Apostolos Papastamos HUN 2:00.14 Márton Barta -0.43%
M400im 1st GRE 4:11.93 Apostolos Papastamos CR, WJR ESP 4:14.65 Hugo Gonzalez CR -1.07%
2nd RUS 4:12.95 Ilia Borodin HUN 4:15.65 Márton Barta -1.06%
3rd FRA 4:16.37 Leon Marchand HUN 4:16.78 Balázs Holló -0.16%
M4x100FR 1st USA 3:15.80 United States CR, WJR HUN 3:17.99 Hungary -1.11%
2nd RUS 3:16.26 Russia POL 3:18.53 Poland -1.14%
3rd ITA 3:16.29 Italy AUS 3:18.55 Australia -1.14%
M4x200FR 1st USA 7:08.37 United States CR, WJR HUN 7:10.95 Hungary WJR, CR -0.60%
2nd RUS 7:11.90 Russia USA 7:10.96 United States 0.22%
3rd AUS 7:15.06 Australia RUS 7:11.39 Russia 0.85%
M4x100MR 1st RUS 3:33.19 Russia CR, WJR RUS 3:36.30 Russia WJR, CR -1.44%
2nd USA 3:33.66 United States ITA 3:36.44 Italy -1.28%
3rd CAN 3:36.35 Canada AUS 3:38.39 Australia -0.93%
W50fr 1st USA 0:24.71 Gretchen Walsh JPN 0:24.59 Rikako Ikee CR 0.49%
2nd USA 0:24.75 Maxine Parker USA 0:24.82 Grace Ariola -0.28%
3rd AUS 0:24.89 Meg Harris JPN 0:25.07 Sayuki Ouchi -0.72%
W100fr 1st USA 0:53.74 Gretchen Walsh GBR 0:53.88 Freya Anderson CR -0.26%
2nd USA 0:54.54 Torri Huske JPN 0:54.16 Rikako Ikee 0.70%
3rd AUS 0:54.58 Meg Harris CAN 0:54.44 Kayla Sanchez 0.26%
W200fr 1st NZL 1:57.96 Erika Fairweather CAN 1:57.08 Taylor Ruck CR 0.75%
2nd AUS 1:58.09 Lani Pallister HUN 1:57.10 Ajna Késely 0.85%
3rd CAN 1:58.64 Emma O’Croinin RUS 1:58.51 Irina Krivonogova 0.11%
W400fr 1st AUS 4:05.42 Lani Pallister CR HUN 4:06.72 Ajna Késely -0.53%
2nd CAN 4:08.11 Emma O’Croinin ARG 4:08.33 Delfina Pignatiello NR -0.09%
3rd USA 4:08.30 Rachel Stege RUS 4:08.73 Anastasiia Kirpichnikova -0.17%
W800fr 1st AUS 8:22.49 Lani Pallister ARG 8:25.22 Delfina Pignatiello CR, AR -0.54%
2nd JPN 8:27.24 Miyu Namba HUN 8:30.62 Ajna Késely -0.66%
3rd ITA 8:28.99 Giulia Salin ESP 8:30.85 Agueda Cons Gestido -0.36%
W1500fr 1st AUS 15:58.86 Lani Pallister CR ARG 15:59.51 Delfina Pignatiello CR, NR -0.07%
2nd ITA 16:14.00 Giulia Salin HUN 16:15.68 Ajna Késely -0.17%
3rd USA 16:18.04 Chase Travis ESP 16:17.84 Agueda Cons Gestido 0.02%
W50bk 1st AUS 0:27.87 Bronte Job JPN 0:27.93 Natsumi Sakai -0.21%
2nd CAN 0:27.91 Jade Hannah CAN 0:27.93 Jade Hannah -0.07%
3rd RUS 0:27.91 Daria Vaskina USA 0:28.11 Grace Ariola -0.71%
W100bk 1st CAN 0:59.63 Jade Hannah USA 0:59.11 Regan Smith WJR, CR 0.88%
2nd USA 1:00.00 Claire Curzan CAN 0:59.23 Taylor Ruck 1.30%
3rd RUS 1:00.02 Daria Vaskina CAN 0:59.62 Jade Hannah 0.67%
W200bk 1st CAN 2:09.28 Jade Hannah USA 2:07.45 Regan Smith WJR, CR 1.44%
2nd AUT 2:10.27 Lena Grabowski USA 2:09.04 Alexandra Sumner 0.95%
3rd ITA 2:10.52 Erika Gaetani JPN 2:09.34 Natsumi Sakai 0.91%
W50br 1st ITA 0:30.60 Benedetta Pilato USA 0:30.78 Emily Weiss -0.58%
2nd GBR 0:30.91 Kayla van der Merwe CAN 0:30.91 Faith Knelson 0.00%
3rd USA 0:30.92 Kaitlyn Dobler IRL 0:30.97 Mona McSharry -0.16%
W100br 1st RUS 1:06.93 Evgeniia Chikunova IRL 1:07.10 Mona McSharry NR -0.25%
2nd USA 1:06.97 Kaitlyn Dobler CAN 1:07.47 Faith Knelson -0.74%
3rd GBR 1:07.06 Kayla van der Merwe USA 1:07.63 Zoe Bartel -0.84%
W200br 1st RUS 2:24.03 Evgeniia Chikunova USA 2:25.68 Zoe Bartel -1.13%
2nd RUS 2:24.39 Anastasia Makarova USA 2:27.04 Ella Nelson -1.80%
3rd JPN 2:24.99 Mei Ishihara GBR 2:27.42 Annabel Guye-Johnson -1.65%
W50fl 1st USA 0:25.70 Torri Huske JPN 0:25.46 Rikako Ikee WJR, CR, NR 0.94%
2nd BLR 0:25.77 Anastasiya Shkurdai SWE 0:26.18 Sara Junevik -1.57%
3rd USA 0:25.81 Claire Curzan CAN 0:26.22 Rebecca Smith -1.56%
W100fl 1st USA 0:57.71 Torri Huske JPN 0:57.25 Rikako Ikee CR 0.80%
2nd BLR 0:57.98 Anastasiya Shkurdai CAN 0:58.07 Rebecca Smith -0.15%
3rd USA 0:58.37 Claire Curzan JPN 0:58.60 Suzuka Hasegawa -0.39%
W200fl 1st USA 2:08.24 Lillie Nordmann GBR 2:07.74 Emily Large CR 0.39%
2nd HUN 2:08.93 Blanka Berecz JPN 2:08.29 Suzuka Hasegawa 0.50%
3rd USA 2:09.00 Charlotte Hook GBR 2:09.64 Keanna MacInnes -0.49%
W200im 1st USA 2:11.50 Justina Kozan JPN 2:12.42 Miku Kojima -0.69%
2nd ESP 2:13.43 Alba Vasquez Ruiz CAN 2:12.64 Kayla Sanchez 0.60%
3rd JPN 2:13.52 Mei Ishihara FRA 2:13.31 Cyrielle Duhamel 0.16%
W400im 1st ESP 4:38.53 Alba Vasquez Ruiz JPN 4:39.14 Miku Kojima -0.22%
2nd USA 4:39.15 Isabel Gormley JPN 4:40.99 Anna Sasaki -0.65%
3rd GBR 4:39.35 Michaella Glenister SRB 4:42.24 Anja Crevar -1.02%
W4x100FR 1st USA 3:37.61 United States CAN 3:36.19 Canada WJR, CR 0.66%
2nd AUS 3:40.85 Australia USA 3:39.69 United States 0.53%
3rd ITA 3:42.04 Italy JPN 3:40.59 Japan 0.66%
W4x200FR 1st USA 7:55.49 United States CAN 7:51.47 Canada WJR, CR 0.85%
2nd AUS 7:57.87 Australia RUS 7:57.33 Russia 0.11%
3rd CAN 8:01.14 Canada JPN 8:02.09 Japan -0.20%
W4x100MR 1st USA 3:59.13 United States CAN 3:58.38 Canada WJR, CR 0.31%
2nd RUS 4:00.30 Russia USA 3:59.19 United States 0.46%
3rd CAN 4:03.17 Canada JPN 3:59.97 Japan 1.33%
Mxt4x100FR 1st USA 3:25.92 United States CR, WJR CAN 3:26.65 Canada WJR, CR -0.35%
2nd RUS 3:27.72 Russia AUS 3:28.57 Australia -0.41%
3rd ITA 3:29.12 Italy RUS 3:28.83 Russia 0.14%
Mxt4x100MR 1st USA 3:44.84 United States CAN 3:46.36 Canada -0.67%
2nd RUS 3:48.06 Russia USA 3:46.80 United States 0.56%
3rd CAN 3:48.20 Canada RUS 3:48.30 Russia -0.04%

 

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Samesame

I could be wrong but wasn’t the USA men’s 4×200 free relay team DQd in 2017 eventually due to a positive drug test , so Australia won bronze then . Happened quite a few months later ?

remel can do anything

it’s medley relay

DBSwims

Yea it was MR. Willenbring also got striped of his individual bronze in the 100 free and Kreuger ended up with bronze.

Paolo

100 backstroke: Zuev 53.59, not 53.50.

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