2019 FINA World Aquatics Championships: Day 2 Finals Race Videos

2019 FINA WORLD AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Though the session went by without a new World Record, night two of finals in Gwangju was thrilling. First, Adam Peaty and James Wilby went 1-2 for Great Britain in the men’s 100 breaststroke, clocking times of 57.14 and 58.46, respectively. Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom was dethroned by young Canadian Maggie MacNeil, who became the 2nd-fastest performer in history behind only Sjostrom tonight with her 55.83 to win gold. Caeleb Dressel became the first American man to ever win gold in the men’s 50 fly, finishing a mere .08 shy of the World Record. Finally, Katinka Hosszu won the women’s 200 IM for the fourth-consecutive long course World Championships, a feat never before accomplished by a female swimmer.

Monday evening also saw the semifinals of the women’s 100 backstroke, men’s 100 backstroke, women’s 100 breaststroke, and men’s 200 freestyle. These videos, however, are not yet available.

Note: it appears NBC Sports has turned off Embedding.

MEN’S 100 BREAST – FINAL:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCf2s7GFlSA

Medalists:

  1. GOLD- Adam Peaty (GBR), 57.14
  2. SILVER- James Wilby (GBR), 58.46
  3. BRONZE- Yan Zibei (CHN), 58.63

WOMEN’S 100 FLY – FINAL:

Medalists:

  1. GOLD- Maggie MacNeil (CAN), 55.83
  2. SILVER- Sarah Sjostrom (SWE), 56.22
  3. BRONZE- Emma McKeon (AUS), 56.61

MEN’S 50 FLY – FINAL:

Medalists:

  1. GOLD- Caeleb Dressel (USA), 22.35
  2. SILVER- Oleg Kostin (RUS), 22.70
  3. BRONZE- Nicholas Santos (BRA), 22.79

WOMEN’S 200 IM – FINAL:

Medalists:

  1. GOLD- Katinka Hosszu (HUN), 2:07.53
  2. SILVER- Ye Shiwen (CHN), 2:08.60
  3. BRONZE- Sydney Pickrem (CAN), 2:08.70

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Texas Tap Water

Has Rowdy ever gotten one word accurate in this meet?

He is so bad

ERVINFORTHEWIN

time to retire for him

Texas Tap Water

Watch Sjoestrom reaction at the finish.

And compare that to Ledecky’s.

In a nutshell: classy and gracious

Wow

Are you going to keep commenting this everywhere? Ledecky congratulated Titmus and Sjostrom congratulated MacNeil. Ledecky and Sjostrom have different personalities – Sjoatrom is bubblier. Go cry somewhere else.

Kit

Why does Ledecky have to be gracious and happy for Titmus after she lost on the second biggest stage in the world? If I were her, I’d be pissed off and angry too. Ledecky has not said anything negative towards Titmus to the media or anyone else to our knowledge. In my opinion, it is perfectly acceptable for an athlete to not be happy when they lose at a major competition.

MTK

It also might have to do with preparation and expectations of the athletes – maybe Ledecky expected to swim a time right on or near her WR, while Sarah knew she probably didn’t have a 55 in her this weekend. That’s speculation on my part, but just to illustrate that maybe it’s easier to be classy about getting beat when you perform at your level of expectation vs way below.

ERVINFORTHEWIN

expectations is a dangerous mistress , even for Ledecky

Ben

Ledecky is known to be reserved, and she appeared to be in a state of shock after her loss in the 400m freestyle. She still congratulated Titmus for her win, just not right away. Sjostrom on the other hand is a lot more animate. Although I will agree that Sjostrom was a great sport about taking second and giving McNeal a warm congratulations right after.

ERVINFORTHEWIN

u can’t be too pissed when u have beaten WR’s on a roll since 2012/2013 ….sorry but ….

Philip

Dude give it up. She congratulated her later. She was probably shocked to lose since it rarely happens.

ERVINFORTHEWIN

maybe she could also open up to loosing more often ….nobody is unbeatable ( even the Goat knows that )

William Charles Alexander

Aww.. it was cute how Maggie Macneil gushed to Sjostrom, seconds after touching the wall: “I look up to you SO much!” I wonder if Ariarne wanted to echo the same sentiment to Ledecky… or she thinks of Katie more as a rival kinda mindset– not that they’re mutually exclusive ofcourse.

Texas Tap Water

We’ll never know now. Titmus was quickly on Ledecky’s line, probably wanted to say similar things….

Samesame

I loved this moment !

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