A second gold medal vaulted France to the top of the pool swimming medal table two days into the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia.
That gold came courtesy of Florent Manaudou, who continues to show unparalleled short speed, winning the 50 fly in a crushing 22.97.
That wasn’t even quite as fast as his French-record prelims swim of 22.84, but still won gold by over a tenth.
There have only been 8 pool swimming gold medals awarded so far, and between Manaudou and the 4×100 free relay, the French have won two of them.
In tow is Great Britain, which finished off a nice morning with four total medals, the most of any nation. Adam Peaty won 100 breaststroke gold on day 2, and Ross Murdoch stole bronze in a big medal haul for the Brits. Meanwhile Siobhan-Marie O’Connor picked up bronze in the women’s 200 IM.
16 teams have already won medals, a true testament to parity with only 25 total pool medals given out so far.
Pool Swimming Medals After Day 2
China still maintains its lead in the all-sport medal table, thanks to a huge haul on the diving boards. The host nation of Russia sits second in that tally, with the United States in third place.
There are still 6 days of the World Championships left, with 34 gold medals yet to be awarded in the pool. Only 4 other golds (two in high diving and two in water polo) remain up for grabs, so this medal table could change drastically by meet’s end, based on pool results.
Total Medals After Day 2