2019 FINA WORLD AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS
- All sports: Friday, July 12 – Sunday, July 28, 2019
- Pool swimming: Sunday, July 21 – Sunday, July 28, 2019
- The Nambu University Municipal Aquatics Center, Gwangju, Korea
- Meet site
- Competition Schedule
- FinaTV Live Stream
- Entry Lists
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.
Day 5 Finals: there some monster swims, and there were some not so monster swims. But the facts are that 2 teams broke 1 world record, 1 guy tied another world record, and 1 guy almost broke ANOTHER world record. For that, I’ve got to give Day 5 finals…
- Race of the Day: The women’s 4×200 free relay. Australia and USA went at it again for the 2nd time in 2 days, and the Aussies came out on top again. But USA hung tough, and it was a tight race throughout the whole 800 meters, with both teams sneaking under the 2009 world record. Any time a suited WR goes down, it’s a good day in my book.
- Surprise of the Day: Matthew Wilson tying the 200 breast world record in 2:06.67. Who even is Matthew Wilson?! He only swam the 50 breast at world champs 2 years ago (at age 18), but since then has risen in the longer distance. The final tomorrow should be a barn burner.
- Syrup on Top: Caeleb Dressel becoming the 3rd man ever (and 1st American) to crack 47 seconds in the 100 free, besting Kyle Chalmers by a slim .12 and defending his world title from 2017. He can’t win 9, but he’s still on track for a potential 8 golds in Gwangju.
Stay tuned for Pancake Hot Takes every day after finals. And until then… stay hungry.