Articles by Sophie Kaufman

How Did We Do? Reviewing SwimSwam’s Worlds Predictions

Frenchman Leon Marchand greatly exceeded our expectations at the 2022 FINA World Championships, winning three medals (two of them gold).


Italy Strikes Gold For the First Time in a Worlds Relay (Day 8 Euro Recap)

Italy won their first World Championship relay title on the final night of Budapest 2022, upsetting the U.S for gold in the men’s 4×100 medley.

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Erika Fairweather Tests Positive for COVID-19

New Zealand’s Erika Fairweather tested positive for COVID on Day 5 of 2022 Worlds, forcing her to withdraw from the 4×100 mixed freestyle relay team.

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2022 Worlds: Day 8 Finals Preview

After Bobby Finke worked his magic on the final 50 of the 800 free to claim gold, can he do the same in the 1500 on the last night of the 2022 Worlds?


Ben Proud Becomes First Brit to Win Gold in the Men’s 50 Free (Euro Recap Day 7)

Ben Proud clocked 21.32 to become to first British man to ever win a World Championship title in the men’s 50 freestyle.


Sjostrom Still Looking for a World Title in the Women’s 100 FR (Day 6 Euro Recap)

With her silver medal performance in finals, Sjostrom has been on the Worlds’ 100 free podium 5 consecutive times, but has yet to claim the top step.


Lani Pallister Among 8 Swimmers Positive for COVID, Out of 800 FR Final

Lani Pallister, the No. 2 seed in the 800 final, has withdrawn after testing positive for COVID-19, one of eight swimmers so far to return a positive result.


2022 World Championships: Day 6 Prelims Preview

Bruno Fratus is chasing 100 sub-22 LCM 50 freestyles. He’s currently sitting at 97, so we’ll find out in Day 6 prelims if he’ll hit 100 in Budapest.


2022 World Championships: Day 5 Finals Preview

David Popovici has hit three world junior records in 2 days. He’s the favorite in the men’s 100 free and could have saved something special for the final.


Paris 2024 Is Going to be Wild (Euro Recap Day 4)

With his world junior record, David Popovici leads the way in one of the most competitive men’s 100 free fields we’ve ever seen.


2022 World Championships: Day 4 Finals Preview

Five different medal events will be contested during Day 4 finals, including Kristof Milak eyeing a new world record in the men’s 200 butterfly.


Budapest 2022, Euro Day 3 Recap: Europeans Sweep the Women’s 100 Breast Podium

For the first time since 1986, the Europeans swept the women’s 100 breast podium at the World Championships, with Italy’s Pilato striking gold.


Opening Ceremonies Officially Kick Off the 2022 World Championships (VIDEO)

The 19th edition of the FINA World Aquatic Championships officially get underway with the Opening Ceremonies in Budapest, Hungary.

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2022 World Championships: Day 3 Finals Preview

After setting a world junior record in the semis, David Popovici enters the 200 free final as the slight favorite in a crowded field on Day 3 finals.


Budapest 2022, Euro Day 2 Recap: New Faces Assert Themselves as Medal Threats

With his 100 breast gold medal and Italian record, Nicolo Martinenghi is one of the new European stars making the most of 2022 Worlds through Day 2.