France, Bulgaria Join Medal Table; USA Lead Grows on Day 5 at 2019 World Jrs

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

Saturday, 24 August 2019

FINA awarded medals for five more events on Day Five: women’s 1500 free, men’s 50 fly, women’s 50 back, men’s 400 IM, and women’s 4×100 free. Two new countries made their appearance on the medals table as both Bulgaria and France earned bronze medals on Saturday. Josif Miladinov gave Bulgaria its first medal with a third-place finish in the 50 butterfly, going 23.48 for a new Bulgarian senior national record. France’s Léon Marchard also broke his country’s senior national record with 4:16.37 in a bronze-medal performance in the 400 IM.

Lani Pallister of Australia won the first gold medal of the night with a Championships Record in the 1500 free. Her teammate Bronte Job added a gold with her 27.87 win in the women’s 50 back final. The two performances Australia ahead of Russia on the medals table. The Aussies now rank second behind the United States.

Italy moved up a spot too, as Thomas Ceccon won gold in the 50 fly with 23.37 and helped Italy overtake Canada in the fourth position.

The biggest surprise of the name came in the men’s 400 IM, when Greece’s Apostolos Papastamos crushed the Championship Record, World Junior Record, and Greek National Record with 4:11.93. That vaulted Greece to number 8 on the table.

The Unites States took home only one gold medal on Day Five, and that was in the women’s 4×100 free. Gretchen Walsh (54.13), Torri Huske (54.50), Grace Cooper (55.05), and Amy Tang (53.94) combined for 3:37.61 to win gold by 3.3 seconds over Australia.

FINA World Junior Championships Medal Table Through Day 5:

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Totals
1 USA 13 7 8 28
2 Australia 4 3 3 10
3 Russia 3 9 3 15
4 Italy 3 2 6 11
5 Canada 2 3 2 7
=6 Spain 1 1 0 2
=6 Hungary 1 1 0 2
8 Greece 1 0 1 2
=9 Croatia 1 0 0 1
=9 Czech Republid 1 0 0 1
=9 Ukraine 1 0 0 1
12 Japan 0 2 2 4
13 Great Britain 0 1 2 3
=14 Austria 0 1 0 1
=14 Belarus 0 1 0 1
=14 Sweden 0 1 0 1
=17 Brazil 0 0 1 1
=17 Bulgaria 0 0 1 1
=17 France 0 0 1 1
 
Totals   31 32 30 93

 

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Samesame
1 year ago

The USA lead did not grow. Headline incorrect . Anyway very happy with Australia and some smaller teams .

mike_in_dallas
1 year ago

While today’s gold medal haul was meager, the overall picture is, well, golden.
TEAM USA has more gold medals than the combine totals of Australia, Russia, Italy, and Canada!
Tomorrow, i.e., the last day of competition, should be another bumper day of golds — and medals in general for TEAM USA.
Already, it’s been a brilliant Junior Worlds for TEAM USA — and tomorrow’s icing on the cake will only add to the collective sweet tooth!

JimSwim22
Reply to  mike_in_dallas
1 year ago

I am very disappointed in our shortcoming in Silver medals. Someone needs to fix that!

mike_in_dallas
Reply to  JimSwim22
1 year ago

Oh, don’t be so greedy!
The Russians are doing a fine job in the ‘silver trade’ — let’s see how their WADA-supervised (or not!) medal haul next year @ Tokyo 2020 looks! Hopefully, even fewer golds and silvers – and a lot of recycled Tin!

Steve
Reply to  mike_in_dallas
1 year ago

Hard to argue with such great success.

Really
1 year ago

28-10

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