Ali Deloof will compete for gold in tonight’s 50 back final.
Japan’s Kanako Watanabe brought home a gold in the 200 breast, but Olympic gold medalist Ryan Held (100 free) and Hellen Moffitt (100 fly) brought in 2 wins for the Americans to bring it to a tie between the 2 countries with 6 gold each.
After tonight’s events, Japan has now taken over the lead in the gold medal count, but the USA maintains the lead in terms of overall medals with 14 medals to Japan’s 12.
In the women’s 100 breast, Kanako Watanabe and Reona Aoki put together a 1-2 punch. Kosuke Hagino and Daiya Seto followed that up with another gold and silver combo for Japan in the 200 IM.
Olympic champion Ryan Lochte will return to Gainesville on his comeback trail.
The USA’s Andrew Wilson put up the fastest time of the meet so far with his 59.6 in prelims, but can he hold off defending champion Dmitriy Balandin of Kazakhstan in the final?
Andrii Govorov became the first man to break 23 seconds in the 50 fly in the history of the World University Games, giving the Ukranians their 2nd gold of the meet
The USA leads the swimming medal table with 4 medals to Russia’s 2 medals.
While he plans to continue his swimming career through next summer, he hasn’t made any decisions on whether or not he’ll swim through the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Arizona’s Brad Tandy cracked the 22-second barrier to win the 50 free on night 5.
One of the highlight swims on the 2nd night of competition came in the women’s 400 free, where 16-year-old Erica Sullivan smashed the 4:10-barrier for the first time to take gold ahead of open water world champ Ashley Twichell.
Lochte, who stated that he’s only been training 1-2 times per week in one of his post-race interviews, is the reigning World Record holder in the 200 IM.
Check out all the day 1 action here, including Ashley Twichell’s victory in the 800 free.
In his post-Rio USA Swimming meet debut, U.S. Olympian Ryan Lochte swam to a gold medal and a Championship Record with his 1:59.2 in the 200 IM at the 2017 U.S. Open.
Furlong made a huge drop from his former lifetime best, which stood at a 4:04.06 from the 2016 Futures Championships, to win Saturday night’s final with a 3:57.00.