2017 World University Games: USA Ties Up Gold Tally with JPN on Day 5

29TH WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES (SUMMER UNIVERSIADE 2017)

Competition at the 2017 World University Games continued with day 5 finals in Taipei. Tonight, we saw swimmers compete for medals in the men’s 800 free, women’s 200 breast, men’s 100 free, and women’s 100 fly. For a full recap of the day 5 finals events, click here.

Japan took over the lead in terms of total golds on day 4, but the USA brought it back to a tie with 2 wins on day 5. Japan’s Kanako Watanabe brought home a gold in the 200 breast, but Olympic gold medalist Ryan Held (100 free) and Hellen Moffitt (100 fly) brought in 2 wins for the Americans to bring it to a tie between the 2 countries with 6 golds each. In terms of total medals, the USA still leads by 2 with 16 medals to Japan’s 14 medals.

Winning their first medal of the meet tonight was South Africa courtesy of Tatjana Schoenmaker‘s silver medal performance in the women’s 200 breast.

2017 WUGS: DAY 5 SWIMMING MEDAL TABLE (ORDERED BY TOTAL NUMBER OF MEDALS)

Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total Medals
1 USA 6 5 5 16
2 JPN 6 4 4 14
3 RUS 1 3 5 9
4 ITA 3 3 0 6
4 UKR 2 2 2 6
6 GBR 0 1 2 3
6 KOR 0 0 3 3
8 AUS 2 0 0 2
8 CAN 1 1 0 2
8 GER 1 1 0 2
8 LTU 1 0 1 2
8 POL 0 2 0 2
8 KAZ 0 1 1 2
8 HUN 0 0 2 2
15 BLR 1 0 0 1
15 HKG 1 0 0 1
15 IRL 1 0 0 1
15 RSA 0 1 0 1
15 BRA 0 0 1 1

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