Almost Every Swimmer on US Roster Has Won A Medal at Worlds (North America Recap)

2022 FINA WORLD AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

After 6 days of swimming action at the 2022 World Championships, the United States has a stronghold over the medal table. So far, the Americans have combined for a total of 32 medals, including 14 golds. In fact, almost every swimmer on the US roster has won a medal thus far. 

So far, only 4 out of 21 women have not won any medals at the meet, while only 3 out of 20 men have not. A majority of these swimmers still have events to race as well, on the women’s side Phoebe Bacon and Rhyan White still have the women’s 200 backstroke where they’re favorites to make the podium, Emma Weyant still has the 400 IM where she won Olympic silver last summer, and Annie Lazor still has the 50 breaststroke and 4×100 medley relay. Though there aren’t as many opportunities for the remaining men to earn medals, Luca Urlando could be on the men’s 4×100 medley relay following Caeleb Dressel’s withdrawal from the meet, but that scenario is unlikely.

US Swimmers Who Have NOT Won a Medal at the 2022 World Championships (with remaining events):

 

US Roster Medal Total by Athlete: 

Women: 

Name Gold Medals Silver Medals Bronze Medals Total
Phoebe Bacon* 0 0 0 0
Katharine Berkoff 0 1 0 1
Erika Brown 1 0 1 2
Mallory Comerford 0 0 1 1
Claire Curzan 1 0 2 3
Kate Douglass 0 0 2 2
Hali Flickinger 1 1 0 2
Katie Grimes 0 1 0 1
Leah Hayes 0 0 1 1
Natalie Hinds 0 0 1 1
Torri Huske 2 0 2 4
Lilly King 2 0 0 2
Annie Lazor* 0 0 0 0
Katie Ledecky 3 0 0 3
Bella Sims 1 0 0 1
Leah Smith 1 0 1 2
Regan Smith 1 0 0 1
Alex Walsh 2 0 0 2
Claire Weinstein 1 0 0 1
Emma Weyant* 0 0 0 0
Rhyan White* 0 0 0 0

Men:

Name Gold Medals Silver Medals Bronze Medals Total
Michael Andrew 1 0 2 3
Hunter Armstrong 2 0 1 3
Coby Carrozza 1 0 0 1
Shaine Casas 0 0 1 1
Charlie Clark* 0 0 0 0
Brooks Curry 1 0 0 1
Caeleb Dressel 2 0 0 2
Nic Fink 2 0 1 3
Bobby Finke 1 0 0 1
Carson Foster 1 2 0 3
Trey Freeman 1 0 0 1
Ryan Held 1 0 0 1
Trenton Julian 1 0 0 1
Chase Kalisz 0 0 1 1
Drew Kibler 1 0 0 1
Ryan Murphy 2 1 0 3
Justin Ress 1 0 0 1
Kieran Smith 1 0 0 1
Charlie Swanson 0 0 0 0
Luca Urlando 0 0 0 0

*swimmer has not won a medal, but still has races to swim

The United States’ dominance of the medal table is nothing new, the nation has led the medal table at every World Championships and Olympics since 2001. This is a strong testament to the depth that the country has across every event. Even with the notable absence of Dressel, who earned 8 medals in 2019, the US is still holding strong in the pool. 

During today’s final session, Torri Huske, Lilly King, Kate Douglass, Ryan Murphy, and Shaine Casas all contributed individual medals for the United States. Notably, King won the women’s 200 breaststroke gold and Douglass won the bronze medal after recently shifting her focus from the 200 IM to the 200 breaststroke.

Murphy and Casas both threw down strong performances in the men’s 200 backstroke to also finish 1st and 3rd, respectively.

Quick Hits: 

  • With his gold medal in the 200 backstroke, Ryan Murphy won his first individual gold medal at a Long Course World Championships after finishing 2nd in the same event in 2019. 
  • Lilly King’s 200 breaststroke victory made her only the second woman to win the 50, 100, and 200 breaststroke at the World Championships, alongside Russian rival Yulia Efimova. 
  • Torri Huske placed 3rd in the 100 freestyle, making her the second American woman in history to win medals in both the 100 free and 100 butterfly at the same edition of the World Championships.
  • Canadian Josh Liendo is in pursuit of his second, and potentially third, medals of the meet, qualifying for finals of both the 50 freestyle and 100 butterfly. 
  • Phoebe Bacon and Rhyan White claimed the 1st and 3rd seeds for the women’s 200 backstroke final. Canadian Kylie Masse also made it back for the final in 6th. 

National Records: 

North American Medal Table Through Day 6: 

COUNTRY GOLD SILVER BRONZE TOTAL
USA 14 6 12 32
Canada 2 3 2 7

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Teddy
5 months ago

Lot’s of big names out + no Russia + Americas talent depth = lots of us medals

Check out the 76 olympics results, I think the men only didn’t win one medal and that was when you could go 1-2-3

Verram
5 months ago

In my best Oprah Winfrey voice “you get a medal, you get a medal, you get a medal!!”

patrick
Reply to  Verram
5 months ago

They did not get a medal like someone handed it out to them. They work their ass off to earn it.

jamesjabc
5 months ago

This is obviously an incredible achievement, but it feels kind of mean to single out the ‘losers’. Especially when 4 on the list only have relay heat medals.

Verram
Reply to  jamesjabc
5 months ago

the Americans are probably going to say theyre not patriotic enough hence they didnt win any medals for the country… LOL

Taa
Reply to  Verram
5 months ago

The ones without medals are probably illegal .

There's no doubt that he's tightening up
Reply to  jamesjabc
5 months ago

It’s not all so bad, one of the few American swimmers to walk away from the Sydney Olympics in 2000 without a medal was some no-name kid called Michael Phelps

Bruno-no-no
Reply to  jamesjabc
5 months ago

Damn sports have gotten soft.

I’m not one of these people who complains about everyone getting a trophy. But we can’t even draw the line somewhere south of pointing out that professional swimmers haven’t won any medals?

Commmmme oooonnnn.

mahaney
5 months ago

oh it would’ve been the MA haters’ wet dream if he would be in the group of swimmers still missing a medal. would prob x3 comments in here too

NotSoSalty
5 months ago

You lead this article saying Torri Huske has the most medals of any athlete so far. Torri Huske has two gold and two bronze, MOC has two gold and two silver.

Verram
Reply to  NotSoSalty
5 months ago

Tori huske is American nuff said lol

Verram
5 months ago

Would suck to be an American swimmer going home without a medal then ., everyone will stare at you on the bus lol

ALDASP
5 months ago

call me nuts but I am still gutted for Lazor about that DQ. Good chance she wins that final otherwise given how slow that final is. But I imagine she will get a prelim spot (at least) on the med relay

Willswim
5 months ago

How did I miss Justin Ress winning the 50 back? Isn’t that his only event and it’s tomorrow?

Last edited 5 months ago by Willswim
Willswim
Reply to  Willswim
5 months ago

Never mind; I’m dumb. I now see that he was on the prelim 400 free relay.

piscine
Reply to  Willswim
5 months ago

he was in the final too!

Dylan
Reply to  Willswim
5 months ago

And the finals relay too!

Theloniuspunk
Reply to  Willswim
5 months ago

And the finals relay.

ecoach
Reply to  Willswim
5 months ago

Also he was in the finals of the 400 Free Relay.

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