2017 WUGs: Japan Surpasses USA For Most Golds Through Day 4

29TH WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES (SUMMER UNIVERSIADE 2017)

Competition at the 2017 World University Games continued with day 4 finals in Taipei. Tonight, we saw swimmers compete for medals in the women’s mile, women’s 200 IM, men’s 200 breast, women’s 100 back, men’s 200 fly, men’s 50 back and women’s 4×200 free relay. For a full recap of the day 4 finals events, click here.

After tonight’s events, Japan has now taken over the lead in the gold medal count, but the USA maintains the lead in terms of overall medals with 14 medals to Japan’s 12. Yui Ohashi smashed a Meet Record in the 200 IM to give the Japanese a 1-gold lead, but American breaststroker Andrew Wilson tied things back up with his victory in the men’s 200 breast. Once the men’s 200 fly rolled around, however, Japan’s Nao Horomura once again broke the tie with a new Meet Record, giving Japan 5 golds to the USA’s 4.

Ireland was the only country to win their first medal of the meet tonight, and it was a gold one courtesy of Shane Ryan‘s Irish Record-setting swim in the men’s 50 back.

2017 WUGS: DAY 4 SWIMMING MEDAL TABLE (ORDERED BY TOTAL NUMBER OF MEDALS)

Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total Medals
1 USA 4 5 5 14
2 JPN 5 4 3 12
3 RUS 1 3 4 8
4 ITA 2 2 0 4
4 UKR 2 1 1 4
6 KOR 0 0 3 3
7 AUS 2 0 0 2
7 CAN 1 1 0 2
7 GER 1 1 0 2
7 LTU 1 0 1 2
7 GBR 0 1 1 2
7 KAZ 0 1 1 2
7 HUN 0 0 2 2
14 BLR 1 0 0 1
14 HKG 1 0 0 1
14 IRL 1 0 1
14 POL 0 1 0 1
14 BRA 0 0 1 1

 

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cynthia curran

Japan has a strong team here.

They brought their A Team.

Any idea how things turn out if teams didn’t send their world’s athletes?

USA sends their #3,#4, and others send their #1,#2 if their are still in college.

Why not bring Katie, Simone, and the gang???

Medal count should have an asterisk for medals when athlete was at world’s. 🙂

Japan probably wouldn’t have sent the A team if the meet was taking place in a massive time zone difference

US doesn’t allow those in Worlds to attend WUGs anyway. Otherwise am sure some #1 or #2 will choose to go to WUGs too.

Maybe they should keep track of the medals based on the country where the swimmers go to school. USA USA

If its truly a university thing they should just automatically invite the top 8 or 10 finishers from NCAA. Add a little depth to the field and there is probably at least 3 or 4 countries represented.

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