2019 World University Games

Are WUGs a Good Indicator for a Subsequent Olympic Berth? (2020 Predictions)

Coming off of a monster NCAA season, Dean Farris was relatively unproven in LCM. His 47.0 relay split at WUGs has changed the conversation.

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Robert Finke Missed WUGs With Wrist Injury After Scooter Accident

American distance man Robert Finke missed the World University Games while dealing with a wrist injury from a scooter accident.

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2019 World University Games: Day 7 Finals Live Recap

Finals include the women’s 50 free, 50 breast, 200 fly, and 400 free; the men’s 50 free and 400 IM; and the men’s and women’s 4 x 100 medley relays.

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Katharine Berkoff on WUGs 100 Back Record, Italy as Host (Video)

Berkoff never looked back after the turn, eventually crashing into the wall in a best time of 59.29, lowering the meet record from her 59.57 prelims swim

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WUGs Medal Table Day 7: US Leads Final Tally With 19 Gold, 40 Total Medals

Team USA leads the final medal table with 40 total medals: 19 gold, 12 silver, and 9 bronze. Japan and Russia won 6 gold medals each, and South Africa 5.

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Previews & Recaps

2019 World University Games: Day 7 Finals Live Recap

Finals include the women’s 50 free, 50 breast, 200 fly, and 400 free; the men’s 50 free and 400 IM; and the men’s and women’s 4 x 100 medley relays.

WUGs Medal Table Day 7: US Leads Final Tally With 19 Gold, 40 Total Medals

Team USA leads the final medal table with 40 total medals: 19 gold, 12 silver, and 9 bronze. Japan and Russia won 6 gold medals each, and South Africa 5.

David Cumberlidge Becomes 4th British Man Under 22 in 50 Free

22-year-old British sprinter David Cumberlidge snuck under the barrier in finals, becoming just the 4th man in British swimming history to do so.

No Finals Scratches, Only 1 Alternate Scratch For Final Session of Universiade

There are no scratches out of tonight’s finals session at the 2019 World University Games, except for one alternate: New Zealand’s Gabrielle Fa’amausili.

Only Two Individual Prelims Scratches On Day 7 of World University Games

With just two individual events and two relay events on the final morning of the 2019 World University Games, there are only two scratches. 

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Katharine Berkoff on WUGs 100 Back Record, Italy as Host (Video)

Berkoff never looked back after the turn, eventually crashing into the wall in a best time of 59.29, lowering the meet record from her 59.57 prelims swim

Braden Holloway Explains 800 Free Relay Order, Newkirk Illness (Video)

WUG’s head men’s coach Braden Holloway explains why Jeff Newkirk was left off of the 800 free relay and why they went with the 4 swimmers that they did

Finnerty Glad to Go Fast, Setting Record “An added bonus” (Video)

After Ian Finnerty broke the WUG meet record with a 59.51 in semis of the 100 breast, he shaved another .02 of a second off of his record with a 59.49

Watch Dean Farris Smoke 47.08 100 Freestyle Relay Split in Prelims at WUGs

Tate Jackson led off in 48.36, followed by Dean Farris, who smoked a 47.08 that is one of the fastest splits of all-time.

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Are WUGs a Good Indicator for a Subsequent Olympic Berth? (2020 Predictions)

Coming off of a monster NCAA season, Dean Farris was relatively unproven in LCM. His 47.0 relay split at WUGs has changed the conversation.

Robert Finke Missed WUGs With Wrist Injury After Scooter Accident

American distance man Robert Finke missed the World University Games while dealing with a wrist injury from a scooter accident.

United States Will Use John Shebat as Butterflier in Men’s Medley Final

In a surprise move, the United States will use NCAA backstroke champion John Shebat on the butterfly leg of the men’s medley on Wednesday night.

Justin Ress Says “Overheating” Led to Medical Event After 100 Back

Justin Ress was taken to an ambulance for medical evaluation and treatment after the men’s 100 back final earlier in the meet.

2019 World University Games: USA Claims All Top Seeds in Day 7 Prelims

The USA is 4-4 so far in relays, and will be looking for relay sweeps on the final day of competition at the 2019 World University Games.

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