America Continues Commanding Lead Of Hangzhou Medal Table


  • Tuesday, December 11th- Sunday, December 16th
  • Hangzhou, China
  • Tennis Centre, Hangzhou Olympic & International Expo Center
  • Live Results (Omega)

The United States maintained its overall medal standings lead, totaling 17 medals through day 3. That total is composed of 9 golds, 6 silvers and 2 bronze medals to give the stars n’ stripes more than double the medal count of its next closest competitor, China.

Relays continue to keep America going strong, with the mixed medley relay taking gold in a new World Record time tonight, while Lisa Bratton collected the top individual prize in the women’s 200m backstroke.

Hungary and South Africa are now tied for 3rd overall, with Chad Le Clos sprinting his way to 100m fly gold this evening. Russia’s Kirill Prigoda and China’s Wang Jianjiahe also took home gold in their respective 200m breast and 800m free events, with the former clinching a new World Record in the process.


2018 FINA Short Course Championships Medal Table Through Day 3

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States (USA) 9 6 2 17
2  China (CHN)* 2 3 3 8
3  Hungary (HUN) 2 1 0 3
 South Africa (RSA) 2 1 0 3
5  Netherlands (NED) 1 4 2 7
6  Lithuania (LTU) 1 2 0 3
7  Russia (RUS) 1 1 3 5
8  Australia (AUS) 1 0 3 4
 Japan (JPN) 1 0 3 4
10  Jamaica (JAM) 1 0 0 1
11  Italy (ITA) 0 1 2 3
12  Belarus (BLR) 0 1 0 1
 Norway (NOR) 0 1 0 1
14  Brazil (BRA) 0 0 1 1
 France (FRA) 0 0 1 1
 Germany (GER) 0 0 1 1
 Great Britain (GBR) 0 0 1 1
Totals (17 nations) 21 21 22 64

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mike in dallas

TEAM USA has shown such strength, esp. the women and the relays — but Pieroni and Dressel have also given some crowd thrills!
OK — some naysayers will talk about this Ozzie or that German or this Brasilian swimmer not being here – Fine. . . but it still remains the case, that TEAM USA has broken so many WR’s already, with more to come . . . and that is certainly less dependent on “who didn’t show up”!
PS: Michael Andrew has shown excellent form and poise on this huge stage!


Relay WRs . Yes. Well done. But they should with their depth and their population

andy majeske

As compared to China’s population?


the depth is always there but the NCAA system which is pretty unique is the essential key to keep that depth/quality and can never be overlooked / underestimated . This Team is still missing : Manuel, Kalisz , King , Haas , Adrian , Ledecky , Urlando and a few others ….even more depth missing .

Swim Papa

Way to go Team USA! And, it might be time to update Lisa Bratton’s swimswam bio – last updated in 2015 and says she’s currently a freshman at Texas A&M!


Saw the same thing. To be honest that swim was huge breakout swim. I looked up last few years NCAA and she has been top 8. Even top 4 but to win gold here is awesome. Nice work Lisa keep up the work

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