2019 World Junior Championships: Pancake Hot Take – Day 4 Finals

7TH FINA WORLD JUNIOR SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019

  • 50-Meter Course
  • Duna Arena, Budapest (Hungary)
  • Pool swimming: Tuesday, August 20 – Sunday, August 25, 2019
  • Heats 9:30am GMT+2 (3:30 am EDT / 12:30 am PDT)/ Semifinals and Finals 5:30pm GMT+2 (11:30am EDT / 8:30am PDT)
  • Meet site
  • Entries book
  • FinaTV Live Stream (subscription required)
  • Live results

We are now in the thick of the 2019 World Junior 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 4 was solid, with a few championship records, some exciting races, and once again ending in a world junior record. For that, I give Day 4…

3 PANCAKES

Let’s get into it.

  • Race of the Day: The world junior record in the 4×200 free relay. Caron Foster anchoring in 1:46.10 to help the boys break the old junior record by over 2.5 seconds, AND post a time that’s faster than the winning times from both Pam American Games and World University Games
  • Surprise of the Day: Women’s 50 fly. Not only did all 3 medalists break into the worlds top 15, but they all would have made the final at the 2019 World Champs. For 2 16-yo’s and a 15yo, that’s some serious speed.
  • Syrup on Top: Josh Matheny‘s come from behind 200 breast, where he wasn’t in the lead until the very last stroke, but got in for gold in a new 15-16 NAG of 2:09.40.

That’s it for today, but the pancakes don’t have to end here! Let me know how many pancakes you give today and what your highlights were in the comments below.

Until tomorrow… stay hungry.

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Lane 8

Coleman, I think you have to stop mainly judging the pancakes on WR/WJR’s and CR’s. I think today deserves 4 pancakes_ so much fast swimming, surprises and tight races.

Lane 8

Also, you said “Jake Matheny” by the way…

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Coleman started his journey in the water at age 1, and although he actually has no memory of that, something must have stuck. A Missouri native, he joined the Columbia Swim Club at age 9, where he is still remembered for his stylish dragon swim trunks. After giving up on …

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