Previews & Recaps
Katie Ledecky is our female swimmer of the meet, with 5 gold medals and 3 world records to show for her efforts in Kazan
Follow along for live updates from the eighth day of the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia.
Team USA wound up on top of the total medal standings at the 2015 FINA World Championships.
Sun Yang of China earned FINA’s Male Swimmer of the meet at the 2015 World Championships.
Katie Ledecky named FINA’s Female Swimmer of the Meet for her historic outing at the 2015 World Championships.
Katie Ledecky is certainly “Pushing the Limits”!
2015 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS RACE VIDEO: Watch the youngest swimmer in FINA World Championships history compete in Kazan.
2015 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS RACE VIDEO: Daiya Seto of Japan improved his time from two years ago to win gold in the men’s 400 IM with a 4:08.50.
2015 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS POST RACE INTERVIEW: The United States relay of Ryan Murphy, Kevin Cordes, Tom Shields, and Nathan Adrian combined to win Gold in the men’s 4×100 medley relay, holding off Australia and France.
2015 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS RACE VIDEO: Katinka Hosszu was under world record pace for a majority of the race, but fell off pace slightly during the final 100 meters. She claimed the gold medal with a 4:30.39.
Although Australian Mack Horton pulled out a bronze in the men’s 800 free in Kazan, his performances in the 400 and 1500 freestyle events left some questioning what happened to the 19 year-old.
Sun Yang had served a doping ban last year, but is still allowed to train at unofficial, non-excellence training centers in Australia.
Of his gold medal-winning 100m butterfly race in Kazan, Le Clos says, “I wanted to show everybody that it [the 200 fly] was just a bad race, so I was just happy with the way I bounced back.”
Cornel Marculescu told us today that the FINA’s Technical Swimming Committee will provide an official interpretation to the rule that will be submitted to the next FINA Bureau meeting in the beginning of November 2015.
“For her, this is a game and it’s better for children to have fun at this and not start at age 10 to take marijuana or cocaine, smoking or drinking alcohol,” FINA’s president said in defending the presence of a 10-year-old entrant at Worlds.