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

I would say “dominating the medal count”

Omega Timing results never work, what a pos

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Loretta grew up outside Toledo, OH, where she swam age group and high school. Graduating from Xavier University, she stayed in the Cincinnati, OH area and currently resides just outside the city in Northern KY.  Loretta got back into the sport of swimming via Masters and now competes and is …

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