Lani Pallister

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Lani Pallister
Personal information
National teamAustralia Australia
Born (2002-06-06) 6 June 2002 (age 20)[1]
Sydney, Australia[2]
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesFreestyle
ClubGriffith University[3][4]
CoachJanelle Pallister[3]
Michael Bohl[4]
Medal record
Women's swimming
Representing  Australia
Event 1st 2nd 3rd
World Championships 0 1 1
Commonwealth Games 0 0 1
World Junior Championships 3 3 0
Jr Pan Pac Championships 3 3 0
Total 6 7 2
World Championships (LC)
Silver medal – second place 2022 Budapest 4×200 m freestyle
Bronze medal – third place 2022 Budapest 1500 m freestyle
Commonwealth Games
Bronze medal – third place 2022 Birmingham 800 m freestyle
World Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2019 Budapest 400 m freestyle
Gold medal – first place 2019 Budapest 800 m freestyle
Gold medal – first place 2019 Budapest 1500 m freestyle
Silver medal – second place 2019 Budapest 200 m freestyle
Silver medal – second place 2019 Budapest 4×100 m freestyle
Silver medal – second place 2019 Budapest 4×200 m freestyle
Jr Pan Pac Championships
Gold medal – first place 2018 Suva 400 m freestyle
Gold medal – first place 2018 Suva 800 m freestyle
Gold medal – first place 2018 Suva 1500 m freestyle
Silver medal – second place 2018 Suva 200 m freestyle
Silver medal – second place 2018 Suva 4×100 m freestyle
Silver medal – second place 2018 Suva 4×200 m freestyle

Lani Pallister (born 6 June 2002) is a competitive Australian swimmer. She is a world record holder in two life saving events for the youth age group. She also holds Australian records in the short course 800-metre and 1500-metre freestyle. At the 2018 Junior Pan Pacific Swimming Championships she won a total of six medals, three of which were gold medals and three of which were silver medals. She also won three gold medals and three silver medals at the 2019 World Junior Championships. She won the bronze medal in the 1500-metre freestyle and a silver medal in the 4×200-metre freestyle relay at the 2022 World Aquatics Championships.

Early life

Pallister was born on 6 June 2002 in Sydney to mother Janelle Pallister, a swimmer at the 1988 Summer Olympics and gold medalist at the 1990 Commonwealth Games.[1][2][3] She has been coached by her mother since a young age and in 2020 changed swimming clubs to Griffith University where she is coached by both Janelle Pallister and Michael Bohl.[3][4]

Career

2018 National Pool Life Saving Championships

When Pallister was 16 years old, she set a new world life saving record in the 100-metre rescue medley of 1:12.14 at the 2018 National Pool Championships in Adelaide in August, lowering the previous record by over three tenths of a second.[5]

2018 Junior Pan Pacific Championships

At the 2018 Junior Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Suva, Fiji in August, Pallister won gold medals in the 1500-metre freestyle, 800-metre freestyle, 400-metre freestyle, as well as silver medals in the 4×200-metre freestyle relay and the 200-metre freestyle.[6] Her time of 16:08.09 in the 1500-metre freestyle set a new Championships record in the event.[6][7] She also won a silver medal in the 4×100-metre freestyle relay, which made her total medal count for the Championships six medals.[1]

2018 World Lifesaving Championships

Returning to Adelaide following her success at the Junior Pan Pacific Championships, Pallister competed at the 2018 World Lifesaving Championships in November, helping team Australia win the world crown at the Championships.[8][9] In the 200-metre super lifesaver event she set a new youth world life saving record in the event at 2:24.19.[8] She also set a new world life saving record in the 100-metre rescue medley at 1:10.21, which was almost two seconds faster than the previous record she set in August.[8][9]

2019 World Junior Championships

2019 World Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 800 m freestyle 8:22.49 (CR)
Gold medal – first place 400 m freestyle 4:05.42 (CR)
Gold medal – first place 1500 m freestyle 15:58.86 (CR)
Silver medal – second place 4×200 m freestyle relay 7:57.87
Silver medal – second place 4×100 m freestyle relay 3:40.85
Silver medal – second place 200 m freestyle 1:58.09

At the 2019 FINA World Junior Swimming Championships in Budapest, Hungary in August, Pallister won her first medal, a silver medal, in the 4×200-metre freestyle relay where she split a 1:58.61 for the lead-off leg of the relay, helping achieve a final time of 7:57.87.[10] She won her first gold medal in the 800-metre freestyle, where she finished first with a Championships record time of 8:22.49.[11][12] Pallister delivered her second gold medal in Championships record time in the 400-metre freestyle with a time of 4:05.42.[13][14][15] On 24 August, Pallister won the 1500-metre freestyle with a time of 15:58.86, which marked her third gold medal at the Championships, set a new Championships record in the event, and was over 15 seconds faster than the next fastest swimmer in the event.[16][17][18] Later in the same finals session, she won her second silver medal of the Championships, this time in the 4×100-metre freestyle relay where she swam a 55.23 for the third leg of the relay, contributing to the final time of 3:40.85.[19] Pallister finished competing on 25 August, the final day of competition, winning a silver medal in the 200-metre freestyle with a time of 1:58.09 and making her efforts six-for-six in terms of medaling in every event she raced, winning a total of three gold medals and three silver medals.[20][21]

After the end of competition, Pallister was named as one of two swimmers of the Championships, receiving the "Female Swimmer of the Championships" honour from FINA while Andrey Minakov of Russia was named as "Male Swimmer of the Championships".[22] She was publicly announced as a nominee for the "One to Watch" award, one of the Australian Women's Health Sport Awards, in October 2019.[23] The following month, Pallister was announced as the recipient of the "One to Watch" award.[24]

2020 Queensland Championships

In September 2020, at the Queensland Short Course Championships, Pallister set a new Australian record and a new Australian All Comers record in the 800-metre freestyle with a time of 8:11.71, which made her the first Australian woman to swim the race in less than 8 minutes and 12 seconds.[25][26]

2020 Australian Short Course Championships

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the 2020 Australian Short Course Championships were held virtually in November, Pallister took full advantage of the Championships still being held and set a new Australian record and a new Australian All Comers record in the 800-metre freestyle with her time of 8:10.12.[27][28] She also set new Australian and Australian All Comers records in the 1500-metre freestyle with a time of 15:28.33 that made her the fourth fastest female swimmer in the race in history only behind Sarah Köhler of Germany, Mireia Belmonte of Spain, and Lauren Boyle of New Zealand.[28][29]

2022

Leading up to the 2022 Commonwealth Games, Pallister and her mother both served as baton bearers as part of the 2022 Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton Relay in March.[30] As of 30 March 2022, Pallister ranked second globally for the 2022 year in the long course 1500-metre freestyle, only behind Katie Ledecky of the United States.[31]

2022 Australian Swimming Championships

At the 2022 Australian Swimming Championships in May, and conducted in long course metres, Pallister won the gold medal in the 800-metre freestyle with a personal best time of 8:17.77 and qualified for the 2022 World Aquatics Championships and 2022 Commonwealth Games.[32] Her time made her the second-fastest female Australian ever in the long course 800-metre freestyle after Ariarne Titmus.[33] On the third day, she swam a personal best time of 1:57.23 in the prelims heats of the 200-metre freestyle, qualifying for the final ranking fifth.[34] In the final, she lowered her personal best time to a 1:56.28 and placed sixth.[35] She achieved another World Championships and Commonwealth Games qualifying time in the 1500-metre freestyle on the fourth day, winning the gold medal with a personal best time of 15:55.40.[34] The fifth and final day of competition, she ranked second in the prelims heats of the 400-metre freestyle with a time of 4:08.87 and qualified for the final.[36] She placed second in the final with a personal best time of 4:02.21.[34]

2022 World Aquatics Championships

2022 World Championships
Silver medal – second place 4×200 m freestyle 7:43.86 (h)
Bronze medal – third place 1500 m freestyle 15:48.96

On the first day of pool swimming competition at the 2022 World Aquatics Championships, Pallister qualified for the final of the 400-metre freestyle ranking third with a time of 4:03.71 in the preliminaries heats.[37] In the evening final, she swam a personal best time of 4:02.16 and placed fourth.[38] The following day, she ranked fourth in the preliminary stage of competition in the 1500-metre freestyle, qualifying for the final with a time of 15:57.61.[39] She won the bronze medal in the final the following day, finishing in a personal best time of 15:48.96, which was less than five seconds behind silver medalist Katie Grimes of the United States.[40][41][42] On day five, she split a 1:56.86 for the second leg of the 4×200-metre freestyle relay in the preliminaries, helping qualify the relay for the final ranking first in 7:47.61.[43] In the final, Leah Neale swam the second leg of the relay in her place and she won a silver medal for her efforts in the preliminaries when the finals relay finished second in 7:43.86.[44] The next day, she qualified for the final of the 800 metre freestyle ranking second in the prelims, behind first-ranked Katie Ledecky of the United States and ahead of third-ranked Leah Smith of the United States, with a time of 8:24.66.[45] She withdrew from competition following her finals qualification, deciding not to compete in the final of the 800 metre freestyle.[46]

2022 Commonwealth Games

On day four of swimming competition at the 2022 Commonwealth Games, Pallister ranked first in the preliminaries of the 800-metre freestyle with a time of 8:32.67.[47][48] In the final the following day, she lowered her time to a 8:19.16 and won the bronze medal behind two other Australian swimmers.[49] In her final event of the Games, the 400-metre freestyle on the sixth and final day of swimming competition, she ranked fourth in the preliminaries, behind first-ranked Erika Fairweather of New Zealand, second-ranked Summer McIntosh of Canada, and third-ranked Ariarne Titmus of Pallister's country, and qualified for the final.[50] In the final, she placed fifth with a time of 4:04.43, finishing 0.59 seconds behind fourth-place finisher Erika Fairweather and 5.30 seconds ahead of six-place finisher Eve Thomas, both of New Zealand.[51]

Personal best times

Long course metres (50 m pool)

Event Time Meet Location Date Ref
100 m freestyle 55.70 2019 Australian Age Championships Adelaide 15 April 2019 [1]
200 m freestyle 1:56.28 2022 Australian Swimming Championships Adelaide 20 May 2022 [35]
400 m freestyle 4:02.16 2022 World Aquatics Championships Budapest, Hungary 18 June 2022 [38]
800 m freestyle 8:17.77 2022 Australian Swimming Championships Adelaide 18 May 2022 [32]
1500 m freestyle 15:48.96 2022 World Aquatics Championships Budapest, Hungary 20 June 2022 [40]

Short course metres (25 m pool)

Event Time Meet Location Date Notes Ref
50 m freestyle 25.68 2020 Queensland Championships Brisbane 25 September 2020 [1]
100 m freestyle 55.36 2018 Australian Short Course Championships Melbourne 25 October 2018 [1]
200 m freestyle 1:56.60 2020 Australian Short Course Championships Brisbane 27 November 2020 [1]
400 m freestyle 4:01.45 2020 Australian Short Course Championships Brisbane 26 November 2020 [1]
800 m freestyle 8:10.12 2020 Australian Short Course Championships Brisbane 26 November 2020 NR, ACR [1][27][28]
1500 m freestyle 15:28.33 2020 Australian Short Course Championships Brisbane 26 November 2020 NR, ACR [1][28][29]
Legend: NRAustralian record; ACRAustralian All Comers record;
Records not set in finals: h – heat; sf – semifinal; r – relay 1st leg; rh – relay heat 1st leg; b – B final; – en route to final mark; tt – time trial

World records

World life saving records

No. Event Time Meet Location Date Age Age Group Ref
1 100 m rescue medley 1:12.14 2018 National Pool Life Saving Championships Adelaide 5 August 2018 16 Youth [5]
2 200 m super lifesaver 2:24.19 2018 World Lifesaving Championships Adelaide 27 November 2018 16 Youth [8]
3 100 m rescue medley (2) 1:10.21 2018 World Lifesaving Championships Adelaide 28 November 2018 16 Youth [8][9]

National records

Short course metres

No. Event Time Meet Location Date Age Type Status Ref
1 800 m freestyle 8:11.71 2020 Queensland Championships Brisbane 25 September 2020 18 NR, ACR Former [25][26]
2 800 m freestyle (2) 8:10.12 2020 Australian Short Course Championships Brisbane 26 November 2020 18 NR, ACR Current [1][27][28]
3 1500 m freestyle 15:28.33 2020 Australian Short Course Championships Brisbane 26 November 2020 18 NR, ACR Current [1][28][29]
Legend: NRAustralian record; ACRAustralian All Comers record;
Records not set in finals: h – heat; sf – semifinal; r – relay 1st leg; rh – relay heat 1st leg; b – B final; – en route to final mark; tt – time trial

Awards and honours

See also

References

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