2019 World Junior Championships: Pancake Hot Take – WJC Roundup

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. 

On the last 2 days of racing, we saw some great swims, with world junior records going down on both days. For that, I give the last 2 days…

4 PANCAKES

Let’s get into it.

  • Race of the Day: 1500 on both days. For day 5, Lani Pallister continued her dominance in the distance freestyle, dipping under 16 minutes to touch at 15:58.86 for a new championship record. On day 6, we saw Franko Grgic at it again, smashing Mack Horton’s world junior record and dropping a 14:46.09, putting himself at #6 in the world.
  • Surprise of the Day: On day 5, I don’t think anyone saw Apostolos Papastamos coming in the 400 IM. He nabbed a world junior record of his own, lowering it considerably to 4:11.93. On day 6, Erika Fairweather broke Lani Pallister‘s freestyle streak, touching for 1st in the 200 free at 1:57.96, making her #2 all-time in the New Zealand rankings.
  • Syrup on Top: USA dominates the medal table, finishing with 18 gold and 37 total medals.

Top 3 Races from the 2019 World Junior Championships

3. Apostolos Papastamos, 400 IM – 4:11.93, WJR, CR

2. Lani Pallister, 400 Free – 4:05.42, CR

1. Franko Grgic, 1500 – 14:46.09, WJR, CR

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.

Watch more Pancake Hot Take’s from the 2019 World Junior Championships 

See Pancake Hot Take – Day 4 Finals Here

See Pancake Hot Take – Day 3 Finals Here

See Pancake Hot Take – Day 2 Finals Here

See Pancake Hot Take – Day 1 Finals Here

Watch more Pancake Hot Take’s from the 2019 World Championships 

See Pancake Hot Take – Day 8 Finals Here

See Pancake Hot Take – Day 7 Finals Here

See Pancake Hot Take – Day 6 Finals Here

See Pancake Hot Take – Day 5 Finals Here

See Pancake Hot Take – Day 4 Finals Here

See Pancake Hot Take – Day 3 Finals Here

See Pancake Hot Take – Day 2 Finals Here

See Pancake Hot Take – Day 1 Finals Here

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Coleman Hodges

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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