USA Adds Another 5 Golds to End 2019 World Juniors in 1st Place with 18

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

Sunday, 25 August 2019

The United States won five of the eleven finals on the last night of competition in Budapest, bringing their total to 18 gold medals. Wyatt Davis (1:58.18) led teammate Carson Foster in a 1-2 finish for the USA in the men’s 200 back. Torri Huske (57.71) won the 100 fly with teammate Claire Curzan taking third. Gretchen Walsh (24.71) and Maxine Parker were another 1-2 combo for the USA, this time in the 50 free. Luca Urlando won the 200 fly in 1:55.02. And the USA women’s 4×100 medley relay (Curzan, Kaitlyn Dobler, Huske, and Walsh) prevailed with 3:59.13.

New Zealand became the 20th nation to make the medals table with a gold from Erika Fairweather in the 200 free (1:57.96). Croatia pulled in their second gold medal of the Championships with a new World Junior Record from Franko Grgic in the 1500 free with 14:46.09.

Andrei Minakov won the 100 free (48.73), Evgeniia Chikunova scored gold in the 200 breast (2:24.03), Vladislav Gerasimenko was first in the 50 breast (27.58), and Nikolay Zuev, Gerasimenko, Minakov, and Aleksandr Shchegolev broke the World Junior Record in the 4×100 medley, all of which moved Russia ahead of Australia on the table, firmly in second place.

FINA World Junior Championships Medal Table Through Day 6:

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Totals
1 United States 18 10 9 37
2 Russia 7 11 4 22
3 Australia 4 5 4 13
4 Italy 3 2 7 12
5 Canada 2 5 5 12
6 Croatia 2 0 0 2
=7 Spain 1 1 0 2
=7 Hungary 1 1 0 2
9 Greece 1 0 1 2
=10 Czech Republic 1 0 0 1
=10 New Zealand 1 0 0 1
=10 Ukraine 1 0 0 1
13 Japan 0 3 3 6
14 Belarus 0 2 0 2
15 Great Britain 0 1 3 4
16 Sweden 0 1 1 2
17 Austria 0 1 0 1
18 France 0 0 2 2
=19 Brazil 0 0 1 1
=19 Bulgaria 0 0 1 1
    42 43 41 126

 

 

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Sccoach
1 year ago

Looks like a major drop off after the top 5. Kind of sad

Dave
Reply to  Sccoach
1 year ago

I think this was because all of the teams who’s fans brought vuvuzelas to the pool were docked medals. Or maybe that’s wishful thinking. Ban those things, please.

Jim C
Reply to  Sccoach
1 year ago

How is there major drop off? Canada and Croatia are tied with 2 gold medals and you have to look at the silver medals as a tie breaker. If you want a list based on the total number of medals the drop off is not from 12 to 2 but rather 12 to Japan’s 6 and then Great Britain’s 4. Obviously still a significant drop off, but not as bad as it looks.

Dan
1 year ago

Why did China not bring more swimmers

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  Dan
1 year ago

they dont seem to care

SWIMDAD
Reply to  Dan
1 year ago

This Chinese team is a joke…

Texas Tap Water
1 year ago

How tall is Gretchen Walsh? She is towering over even the boys.

SWIMDAD
Reply to  Texas Tap Water
1 year ago

Looks way taller than 6′

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  Texas Tap Water
1 year ago

as Tall as Missy was , thats clear to me

Samuel Huntington
1 year ago

Gretchen’s right arm in this photo – veins bulging! She could become really special

Thoughts
1 year ago

No China??

Wondering
1 year ago

37-13

Samesame
1 year ago

USA had 45 swimmers . Australia had 30 . Not sure about Russia . USA has a population 13 times that of Australia but not even 3 times the amount of medals Australia won . Let’s keep a little perspective

cynthia curran
Reply to  Samesame
1 year ago

Makes sense to me. Australia likes swimming a lot more than the US.

Dave
Reply to  Samesame
1 year ago

The “medals per population” argument has always been questionable to me. Aspects of a given country’s sport culture play a much bigger role: popularity of the sport, funding, local competition, infrastructure, etc. This is why tiny New Zealand would kick the US’s ass in rugby, for example. Also, rules play a huge role here: what if the US had been allowed to send more swimmers than just their top two?

Samesame
Reply to  Dave
1 year ago

That goes for quite a few countries . I know Australia had three 1.59 200 backstrokers who didn’t get to swim that event here . Who knows how they would have swum ? . (The winning time was 1.58 )

TAA
1 year ago

So did the Russian guys outmedal the US guys like I predicted?

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