Americans Add More Hardware, Maintain Overall Medal Table Lead

2017 FINA WORLD SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Americans came on strong day 3 of the 2017 FINA World Swimming Championships, with several athletes landing up on the podium to give the stars n’ stripes a boost in hardware. Townley Haas kicked off the podium-placing streak, taking silver in the men’s 200m freestyle behind China’s Sun Yang.

Katie Ledecky then got the job done for gold in the 1500m freestyle, with Kathleen Baker taking silver in the 100m back in the next final of the night. Matt Grevers and Ryan Murphy finished 2-3 in the men’s 100m backstroke behind China’s Xu Jiayu. In the final event of the night, Americans Lilly King and Katie Meili made it a 1-2 U.S. finish to add another 2 medals to the Americans’ big night.

Canada saw its first medal up on the board by way of Kylie Masse‘s new 100m backstroke world record, while Spain also entered the medal table with a silver by Olympian Mireia Belmonte in the 1500.

The table below shows medals within pool swimming only, through day 3:

 Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States 5 6 3 14
2  China 3 0 1 4
3  Great Britain 2 0 0 2
4  Hungary* 1 0 1 2
5  Canada 1 0 0 1
 Sweden 1 0 0 1
7  Australia 0 3 1 4
8  Brazil 0 2 0 2
9  Japan 0 1 0 1
 Spain 0 1 0 1
11  Russia 0 0 3 3
12  Italy 0 0 2 2
13  Netherlands 0 0 1 1
 Ukraine 0 0 1 1
Total 13 13 13 39

* – hosts

Below are the top 10 nations in the overall standings, across all disciplines:

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  China 12 9 3 24
2  Russia 8 3 6 17
3  United States 6 8 6 20
4  France 5 1 1 7
5  Great Britain 3 2 1 6
6  Italy 1 3 7 11
7  Australia 1 3 1 5
8  Brazil 1 2 2 5
9  Canada 1 1 2 4
10  Netherlands 1 1 1 3

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ERVINFORTHEWIN

Usa just cruising the medal count ….just in 3 days

taa

I would say “dominating the medal count”

bill

Omega Timing results never work, what a pos

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After 16 years at a Fortune 1000 financial company, long-time swimmer Retta Race decided to change lanes and pursue her sporting passion. She currently is Coach for the Northern KY Swordfish Masters, a team she started up in December 2013, while also offering private coaching. Retta is also an MBA …

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