China and The Netherlands Move Up Medal Table With Two Gold Medals Each On Night 6



China had a big night on night 6 of the 2024 World Championships in Doha. Dong Zhihao captured gold in the men’s 200 breast and the country’s men’s 4×200 free relay came from behind the USA and won gold. China now ties the USA at the top of the medal table with six golds.

The Netherlands also had a big night. Marrit Steenbergen moved to #8 all-time in the women’s 100 free as she won in a 52.26. Tes Schouten swam to the win in the women’s 200 breast as she touched in a 2:19.81 to finish over a second ahead of Kate Douglass (USA). Caspar Corbeau also picked up a medal for the Dutch as he won silver in the men’s 200 breast.

Spain won their first gold of the meet as Hugo Gonzalez won the men’s 200 back. The 200 back also had two more “firsts” as Switzerland and South Africa picked up their first medals of the meet. Switzerland’s Roman Mityukov won silver and Pieter Coetze won bronze for South Africa.

Gold Silver Bronze Total
USA 6 4 5 15
China 6 2 1 9
Netherlands 3 2 0 5
South Korea 2 1 0 3
Australia 1 6 4 11
Italy 1 5 2 8
Canada 1 1 4 6
Great Britain 1 1 2 4
Hong Kong 1 1 1 3
New Zealand 1 1 0 2
Spain 1 1 0 2
Germany 1 0 3 4
Portugal 1 0 0 1
Ireland 1 0 0 1
Japan 1 0 0 1
Lithuania 0 1 0 1
Denmark 0 1 0 1
Switzerland 0 1 0 1
Sweden 0 0 1 1
Greece 0 0 1 1
Austria 0 0 1 1
Bosnia and Herzegovina 0 0 1 1
Hungary 0 0 1 1
South Africa 0 0 1 1

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3 months ago

Australia officially beating our tally from London. I’m calling this a success haha

McIntosh McKeown McKeon McEvoy
Reply to  Sub13
3 months ago

James Magnussen ruined Aussies chances in London.

Seebohm was a casualty of Magnussen’s shenanigans.

Fraser Thorpe
Reply to  McIntosh McKeown McKeon McEvoy
3 months ago

Still so sick of that dude

Yannick Angel Martino Moravcova
3 months ago

I will look back on these Worlds with good memories, even if the statistical depth at 3rd-8th-16th does not always match previous cycles. Already 15 nations striking gold. A few nice surprises. Fun teasers like women’s relay teams from countries such as Poland, Brazil, and New Zealand actually in legitimate medal contention in the finals more than halfway through the race. And a complete absence of Rowdy’s nauseating BS. And yes, I know the commentators we do get are making occasional factual slip-ups even during the race; I can live with that.

David S
3 months ago

China will be on top in Paris.
And I predict men repeating the both free relay golds

Reply to  David S
3 months ago

Very unlikely they’ll top Australia, but they have a realistic chance of topping the US on gold medal count, depending on how the US performs. Unfortunately I just don’t see a lot of the US stars capable of getting it done up against their rivals (Smith, Huske, Foster, etc). Ledecky and Finke are their best chances. On the Men’s side though I think China will def have the best team in Paris

Reply to  David S
3 months ago

I’m interested in how you see this playing out? Like I can see what you mean in a vague sense but when you run the actual numbers…

Like absolute best case scenario for China:
W100 fly
W200 fly
W200 free relay
M100 free
M100 breast
M200 breast
M200 free relay?
M100 medley relay
Mixed medley

Absolute ceiling is 9 golds, assuming every possible thing goes right. It’s possible that one of USA or Australia gets less than this, but almost impossible that they both do

Best case scenario for Australia:
M50 Free
M100 Free
M400 Free
M800 Free
M100 Free relay
W100 Free
W200… Read more »

Reply to  Sub13
3 months ago

I think Aus will def get more golds than China, and I’d favor US to get more golds as well (much closer though, and China has a real shot of overtaking the US if they don’t perform). But if we’re talking about absolute ceiling you’re missing quite a few.

W100 breast: At this point, kind of have to assume Meilutyte remains the favorite. However, if she doesn’t perform, then it’s a bit of a free for all. Tang’s winning time in Doha is faster than pilato in 2022, and faster than both king and Jacoby have swum internationally for the past two years. She is also very young. There has to be a chance, even if not very high.

W200… Read more »

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