2016 Short Course Worlds: USA Leads Final Medal Table With 29 Total


The 2016 FINA Short Course World Championships are now in the books, with Team USA leading the final medal table. The Americans came away with 29 total medals, including 8 golds, 14 silvers, and 7 bronzes. In day 6 finals, Jacob Pebley (200 back) and Kelsi Worrell (100 fly) each contributed an individual silver medal, while Madison Kennedy (50 free) brought in a bronze. The USA then closed the meet on a golden note, winning the women’s 400 medley relay.

Hungary picked up the 2nd highest total in the gold medal category, with iron lady Katinka Hosszu earning 7 medals for her country. In addition to her golds, Hosszu contributed a pair of silvers from the 50 back and 200 free, giving her 9 of Hungary’s 11 total medals. Also bringing in medals were David Verraszto (400 IM) and Peter Bernek (400 free).

Japan finished 2nd in the total medal count, winning 15 medals throughout the course of the meet. On the final night of competition, they added individual medals courtesy of Masaki Kaneko (200 back), Shinri Shioura (100 free), and Rikako Ikee (100 fly). Their men’s 400 medley relay also contributed with a bronze.

2016 FINA Short Course World Championships Final Medal Table

Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
USA 8 14 7 29
JPN 2 2 11 15
RUS 6 5 3 13
HUN 7 2 2 11
AUS 2 2 7 11
CAN 2 3 3 8
ITA 1 4 2 7
NED 2 3 1 6
RSA 4 1 0 5
GBR 1 2 2 5
KOR 3 0 0 3
GER 2 1 0 3
JAM 1 1 1 3
BRA 1 1 1 3
CHN 1 0 2 3
DEN 1 0 1 2
LTU 1 0 1 2
POL 1 0 1 2
FRA 0 2 0 2
UKR 1 0 0 1
SLO 1 0 0 1
BLR 0 0 1 1

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4 years ago

Hmmmm… Hosszu alone is slightly worse than the United States whole team. That’s incredible. Phelpsian, in fact (yes, I’m going there). Overall a good meet all around (speaking from an American perspective), a few ARs as well as some pleasant surprises, like MA in the 100 IM. Would’ve loved to see Shields a bit le closer to le Clos, but he still did very well considering he just swam winter nats not too long ago. Really nice for a bunch of these post-collegiate athletes to get some attention too.

Reply to  Person
4 years ago

and all of them are individual

Reply to  Person
4 years ago

The question is why did Shields swim Winter Nats a week before if he was going to leave his best fly speed there.

Reply to  Bigly
4 years ago

Seems like he performed well at worlds even with competing the week before, but I agree I was thinking the same thing while watching him. You’d think when being qualified to compete for your country at a meet like worlds you’d prepare your best for it, even if it isn’t the most prestigious meet. He’s not in college, and is not taking a break, so why not just train for that? But hey, that :43 at nationals was awesome, right? Shields probably has the right intentions and seems like a good guy, so I’m not worried about it.

4 years ago

That adds up only 47 golds, I guess Russia has 6.

4 years ago

why on fina.org show usa 30 total medal ?

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