2022 JUNIOR PAN PACIFIC CHAMPIONSHIPS
- August 24-27, 2022
- Mark Takai Veterans Memorial Aquatics Center
- Honolulu, Hawaii (Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time)
- Prelims 9:00 AM / Finals 5:00 PM (GMT-10)
- LCM (50m)
- Meet Central
- Psych Sheets
- Live Results
- Live Streaming
GIRLS 200 METER BUTTERFLY – FINAL
- Jr World: 2:05.20 – Summer McIntosh (2022)
- Jr Pan Pac: 2:08.48 – Cassidy Bayer (2016)
Japan’s Airi Mitsui stormed to victory in the girls 200 fly tonight at the 2022 Jr Pan Pacs in Honolulu, swimming a blistering 2:07.82. The swim marks a new personal best for Mitsui, coming in as her first time under 2:08 in the event. Mitsui entered the meet with a personal best of 2:08.51, then led prelims this morning with a 2:10.18.
She came back much faster tonight, roaring to a 2:07.82, which not only is a new best time, it shattered the Junior Pan Pacs Record of 2:08.48, which was held by American Cassidy Bayer from 2016. The time also puts Mitsui at #18 in the world this year, a very strong showing for a junior.
Here is a split comparison between Mitsui’s swim tonight and Bayer’s previous JPP Record swim from 2016:
|Splits||Airi Mitsui – 2022 Jr Pan Pacs (Finals)||Cassidy Bayer – 2016 Jr Pan Pacs (Finals)|
|100m||1:02.48 (33.24)||1:01.35 (32.30)|
|150m||1:35.38 (32.90)||1:34.64 (33.29)|
|200m||2:07.82 (32.44)||2:08.48 (33.84)|
Mitsui put together a spectacular race tonight, doing something which isn’t very common in the LCM 200 fly. She descended her final 3 50s of the race tonight, meaning she got faster each of the last 3 50s. She was 33.24 on the 2nd 50, then brought it down to 32.90 on the 3rd, and, most impressive of all, she tore home in a sizzling 32.44. For context, Mitsui’s final 50 split of 32.44 was the fastest final 50 split in the field tonight by nearly a full second.