After posting a very fast yet relaxed 57.59 in the morning prelims of the 100 breaststroke, Adam Peaty unleashed an incredible 56.88 in the semifinals.
Adam Peaty chases 56 in the 100 breaststroke. Katie Ledecky and Sun Yang try to defend their titles in the 400 free. 4 x 100 freestyle relays up for grabs.
Watch Sun Yang defend his title in the 400 freestyle, Ariarne Titmus dethrone Katie Ledecky, and Adam Peaty’s 56.88 World Record in the 100 breaststroke!
If she reaches the podium, this would be her first major international medal since she won her Olympic 200 IM and 400 IM golds in 2012.
“I just won’t share a podium with someone who behaves in the way he does,” the Australian Horton said after the race.
Adam Peaty became the first man to break 57 seconds in the 100 breaststroke with a world record 56.88 in the semi-finals in Gwangju.
The Australian women lowered their Championship Record en route to winning the 400 free relay in 3:30.21, led by a 51.45 anchor from Cate Campbell.
The American women made history on night 1 of the 2019 FINA World Championships as the quartet took down the American Record en route to a silver medal.
Dressel stepped up for the 50 fly semifinals, clocking in at 22.57 to break the American Record and Championship Record.
The Americans’ 3rd leg man really brought the thunder. Zach Apple pulled the Americans further ahead with a huge 46.86 split.
Kazan and Budapest were picked out of the final pool of five cities to host a decade after they last did.
Ariarne Titmus (AUS) accomplished a feat no woman had ever done on night 1 of 2019 Worlds as she defeated distance legend Katie Ledecky (USA) in the 400 free.
Zibei had swum his personal best and the previous Asian Record just under a month ago at the Mission Viejo Meet of Champions in the US.
Alessandro Miressi anchored in 47.57 as the Italian men broke an 11-year-old National Record in the 400 free relay, placing fourth overall.
17-year-old Ajna Kesely set a new Hungarian National Record in the women’s 400 freestyle final in Gwangju, placing fourth in a time of 4:01.31.