2019 World Championships: Pancake Hot Take – Day 3 Finals


We are now in the thick of the 2019 World Championships, and to make sure you’re up to speed with all the action, we’re giving you a video recap of what we think of the racing. This is Pancake Hot Take, where we rate the overall racing of every Finals Session on a scale of 1-5 pancakes, and give you our highlights from each night. 

In terms of times posted, Day 3 was the slowest day of racing as a whole that we’ve seen at these world champs yet. Unfortunately, that means that I have to give Day 3 finals…


Even though I gave it 1 pancake, it was still quite eventful, and we’ve got a lot to discuss.

Stay tuned for Pancake Hot Takes every day after finals. And until then… stay hungry.

See Pancake Hot Take – Day 2 Finals Here

See Pancake Hot Take – Day 1 Finals Here

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Steve Nolan
1 year ago

Has there been a final yet where it’s like, “oh, that time was fast?”

Peaty and Hosszu were faster in prelims, so like, they don’t count. I guess MacNeil?

Reply to  Steve Nolan
1 year ago

Dressels 50 fly was pretty special—faster than the supersuited Munoz and just off the WR (which I am convinced was somewhat aided by wind).

I guess if I had to pick one other than MacNeil and Dressel, Quadarella’s 1500 was a very impressive time for her, but obviously it gets overshadowed for being 20 sec off the WR…

Reply to  Steve Nolan
1 year ago

Titmus, second fastest performer all time. You already mentioned MacNeil. Dressel in the 50 fly. Peaty and Hosszu were still pretty fast, although I know what you mean

Steve Nolan
Reply to  Teamwiess
1 year ago

True, Titmus’s time was great. (Though I suppose the bigger shock there was KL losing, not Titmus going crazy fast.) I did overlook Dressel’s 50 fly.

But the last couple days, sluggish as hell.

Texas Tap Water
1 year ago

I am hungry now

I want hot pancakes

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