Yui Ohashi Breaks Countrymate’s Meet Record in 200 IM Finals

2018 PAN PACIFIC CHAMPIONSHIPS

After Japan’s Miho Teramura broke the Championship Record in the 200 IM on Friday morning in prelims, swimming a 2:09.86, her 22-year old countrymate Yui Ohashi led 2 swimmers under the record in finals. Ohashi took the win in 2:08.16, while Canadian Sydney Pickrem finished 2nd in 2:09.07. Teramura matched her 2:09.86 from prelims exactly to tie her old record and personal best.

The record coming into the meet was a 2:09.93 done by Australian Emily Seebohm in 2010.

Comparative Splits of Relevant Swims:

Swimmer Fly Back Breast Free Total
Ohashi Finals Record 27.73 32.81 37.23 30.39 2:08.16
Pickrem 2nd place 28.48 32.99 36.86 30.74 2:09.07
Teramura Prelims Record 27.69 33.78 36.57 31.82 2:09.86
Teramura Finals swim (3rd place) 27.75 33.78 36.69 31.64 2:09.86
Seebohm 2010 Record 27.53 33.1 38.52 30.78 2:09.93

Pickrem’s runner-up time was a new Canadian Record.

Ohashi’s swim was .25 seconds short of her own National Record in the event of 2:07.91, set at last year’s World Championships.

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Video of the race.

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