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
Aussie Lani Pallister already scored big here in Budapest by claiming the 800m freestyle gold in a new World Junior Championships meet record. But, the 17-year-old athlete was back for more in tonight’s 400m freestyle final, with the teen firing off a new monster personal best of 4:05.42 to get the job done in golden style.
Pallister’s previous personal best in this 400m free entering these Champinsps was the 4:06.57 she established at the Aussie World Trials earlier this year. That rendered the Cotton Tree athlete 3rd there in Brisbane among a stacked field, finishing behind eventual World Champion Ariarne Titmus and Kiah Melverton.
Tonight, Pallister dropped well over a second to top the podium, overtaking the World Junior Championships Record in the process. The previous record-holder was another Aussie, 2016 Rio Olympian Tasmin Cook, who set the mark at 4:06.17 back in 2015.
Pallister’s previous PB:
Cook’s previous meet record:
Pallister’s new PB & meet record:
In terms of Aussie swimming history, Pallister’s 4:05.42 performance now ranks her as the 3rd fastest 17-year-old female ever from her nation, sitting only behind Titmus’ 3:59.66 from 2018 and Cook’s 4:04.36 from 2016.
For all ages, Pallister is now the 8th fastest Aussie performer ever in this 400m free event.