Previews & Recaps
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.
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.
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.
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.
With just two individual events and two relay events on the final morning of the 2019 World University Games, there are only two scratches.
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
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
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
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.
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.
American distance man Robert Finke missed the World University Games while dealing with a wrist injury from a scooter accident.
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 was taken to an ambulance for medical evaluation and treatment after the men’s 100 back final earlier in the meet.
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.