2022 Short Course World Championships: 14 World Records Broken In All

2022 FINA SHORT COURSE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Day 6 Finals Live Recap Post

The 2022 Short Course World Championships concluded today from Melbourne, Australia. All told over the course of the 6-day competition, a total of 14 World Records were broken, epitomized by the U.S. and Australian men tying for the top prize in the men’s 4x100m medley relay to cap off the final night of the meet.

4 World Junior Records bit the dust over the span of the meet while 23 Championship Records were also overtaken throughout the affair.

With Ryan Murphy‘s sweep of the men’s backstroke events, the first swimmer to have ever achieved the feat across any discipline at a World Championships, the U.S. dynamo was named best male of the meet.

Here’s a list of the World Records and World Junior Records that were broken in Melbourne, followed by day 6 results.

World Records Broken in All

  • Men’s 4x100m free relay – Italy 3:02.75
  • Men’s 4x200m free relay – U.S. 6:44.12
  • Men’s 4x50m medley relay – Italy 1:29.72
  • Men’s 4x100m medley relay – U.S. 3:18.98
  • Men’s 4x100m medley relay – Australia 3:18.98
  • Women’s 50m back – Maggie MacNeil (CAN) 25.25
  • Women’s 100 fly – Maggie MacNeil (CAN) 54.05
  • Women’s 50m breast – Ruta Meilutyte (LTU) 28.37
  • Women’s 4x100m free relay – Australia 3:25.43
  • Women’s 4x200m free relay – Australia 7:30.87
  • Women’s 4x50m medley relay – Australia 1:42.35
  • Women’s 4x100m medley relay – U.S. 3:44.35
  • Mixed 4x50m free relay – France 1:27.33
  • Mixed 4x50m medley relay – U.S. 1:35.15

World Junior Records Broken in All

  • Men’s 50m fly – Ilya Kharun (CAN) 22.28
  • Men’s 100m free – David Popovici (ROU) 45.64
  • Men’s 50m back – Isaac Cooper (AUS) 22.52
  • Men’s 100m fly – Ilya Kharun (CAN) 49.03

Day 6 Quick Hits

The Podiums

Women’s 100m Fly

  1. GOLD: Maggie MacNeil (Canada) – 54.05 (World Record)
  2. SILVER: Torri Huske (United States) – 54.75
  3. Louise Hansson (Sweden) – 54.87

Men’s 100m Fly

  1. GOLD: Chad le Clos (South Africa) – 48.59
  2. SILVER: Ilya Kharun (Canada) – 49.03
  3. BRONZE: Marius Kusch (Germany) – 49.12

Women’s 50m Breast

  1. GOLD: Ruta Meilutyte (Lithuania) – 28.50
  2. SILVER: Lara van Niekerk (South Africa) – 29.09
  3. BRONZE: Lilly King (United States) – 29.11

Men’s 50m Breast

  1. GOLD: Nic Fink (United States) – 25.38 (Championship Record)
  2. SILVER: Nicolo Martinenghi (Italy) – 25.42
  3. BRONZE: Simone Cerasuolo (Italy) – 25.68

Women’s 200m Back

  1. GOLD: Kaylee McKeown (Australia) – 1:59.26
  2. SILVER: Claire Curzan (United States) – 2:00.53
  3. BRONZE: Kylie Masse (Canada) – 2:01.26

Men’s 200m Back

  1. GOLD: Ryan Murphy (United States) – 1:47.41
  2. SILVER: Shaine Casas (United States) – 1:48.01
  3. BRONZE: Lorenzo Mora (Italy) – 1:48.45

Women’s 200m Free

  1. GOLD: Siobhan Haughey (Hong Kong) – 1:51.65
  2. SILVER: Rebecca Smith (Canada) – 1:52.24
  3. BRONZE: Marrit Steenbergen (Netherlands) – 1:52.28

Men’s 200m Free

  1. GOLD: Sunwoo Hwang (South Korea) – 1:39.72 (Championship Record)
  2. SILVER: David Popovici (Romania) – 1:40.79
  3. BRONZE: Tom Dean (Great Britain) – 1:40.86

Women’s 4x100m Medley Relay

  1. United States – 3:44.35 (World Record)
  2. Australia – 3:44.92
  3. Canada – 3:46.22

Men’s 4x100m Medley Relay

  1. GOLD: United States – 3:18.98 (WORLD RECORD)
  2. GOLD: Australia – 3:18.98 (WORLD RECORD)
  3. BRONZE – Italy – 3:19.06

DAY 6 WORLD RECORDS

DAY 6 WORLD JUNIOR RECORDS

DAY 6 NATIONAL RECORDS – RELAYS

DAY 6 NATIONAL RECORDS – INDIVIDUAL WOMEN’S

DAY 6 NATIONAL RECORDS – INDIVIDUAL MEN’S

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BigBoiJohnson
3 months ago

By my count, 25 unique events have had new World Records set for them between SCM and LCM in 2022 so far (although I expect that will be all lol), totaling to 28% of existing events. Quite amazing. Can only imagine what the record books are going to look like by, say… 2028.

Last edited 3 months ago by BigBoiJohnson
Go Kamminga Go
3 months ago

World Aquatics (what a hassle compared to just FINA) should just let Australia to host World Championships alternatingly. They always did a great a job, amazing atmosphere, fun times for spectators and swimmers, which resulted in many WRs broken.

Troyy
Reply to  Go Kamminga Go
3 months ago

It really is long overdue that the US hosts the LC world champs.

Last edited 3 months ago by Troyy
STRAIGHTBLACKLINE
3 months ago

The WSC’s have always had soft fields and although quite a few stars were missing, I would say these championships have been the strongest ever. The best indicator is that every single WR in the traditional Olympic relays was broken. Suddenly these records don’t look so soft.

Troyy
Reply to  STRAIGHTBLACKLINE
3 months ago

The relay records are much stronger but there’s still some scope for improvement in a few of them.

Jimmyswim
Reply to  STRAIGHTBLACKLINE
3 months ago

I don’t really have a whole lot to compare it to. I think this was a much stronger meet than expected. But world leaders were missing in arguably the majority of events.

Verram
3 months ago

Thanks to FINA, Ryan Murphy sweeps the backstroke events you mean lol

123
Reply to  Verram
3 months ago

🤣

Boz
3 months ago

The Aussie set 18 national records. Any country get close to that number?

Boz
Reply to  Boz
3 months ago

Canada close with 16

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Reply to  Boz
3 months ago

And the USA still beat their medal count 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

ScovaNotiaSwimmer
3 months ago

You missed Kharun’s national record in the 100 fly.

Sub13
3 months ago

Australia ends the year with 16 WRs, EIGHT of which were set this year. I don’t believe we replaced any of our own records, so we literally doubled our count and (I think) currently hold the most we ever have?

flicker
Reply to  Sub13
3 months ago

titmus lost her short course 400 free

Andrew
3 months ago

Chalmers and the anchor leg, name a better combo

But seriously, how many times has this guy produced a Herculean effort to drag the aussies onto the podium (and even to gold)

Fraser Thorpe
Reply to  Andrew
3 months ago

Yeah between him, C1 and Emma we’ve been spoiled with some game changing anchors over the last 10 years

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