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
Australian Lani Pallister nearly pulled off a Ledecky-esque sweep of the women’s distance and middle-distance freestyle races at the 2019 FINA World Junior Championships. With her silver-medal performance in the women’s 200 freestyle today, Pallister will leave Budapest with 4 individual medals total, including three golds in the 400, 800, and 1500 meter freestyles, as well as a silver as part of Australia’s 4 x 200 freestyle relay, where she led off in 1:58.61.
Erika Fairweather of New Zealand won the women’s 200 freestyle tonight in 1:57.96, just .13 ahead of Pallister. Canada’s Emma O’Croinin rounded out the podium with a 1:58.64 for bronze.
Pallister’s time in this evening’s finals was markedly faster than her relay lead-off, hitting the wall for silver in 1:58.09.
Pallister’s splits 8/25/2019:
17-year-old Pallister has had a record-setting week in Budapest, recording new Championship Records in each of her previous individual events. In the 800, Pallister took nearly 3 seconds off the previous mark, set by Argentina’s Delfina Pignatiello in 2017, winning gold in 8:25.22. Pallister later became the 8th-fastest Australian woman ever in the 400 freestyle, throwing down a new Championships Record time of 4:05.42.
The 1500 was perhaps Pallister’s most impressive race, where her time of 15:58.86 not only skated past Pignatiello’s 2017 record, but also made Pallister one of only 11 women to break the 16-minute barrier in the 1500 in 2019.