2015 WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES
- July 4th-July 11th, 2015 (Saturday-Saturday)
- Gwangju, South Korea
- Prelims 8:30AM/Finals 7PM (local time)
- Prelims 7:30PM (day before)/Finals 6AM (U.S. Eastern Time)
- Day 7 Prelims Live Recap
- Full meet preview
- Live feed (finals only)
- In the United States: ESPN3.com
- Twitter: @swimswamlive
Excerpt taken from Day Seven Finals Recap:
MEN’S 4OO IM – FINAL
The USA swept the medals in the final individual event, as Jay Litherland ruined teammate’s Josh Prenot’s bid for his third individual gold medal this week. Litherland swam a balanced race, never holding the lead until the final 50m. Prenot had his normal big back half, as he went from sixth to second on the breaststroke leg, but Litherland split 56.42 on the freestyle to surge ahead and win gold out of lane six in a time of 3:12.43, the fourth-fastest time in the world this year. That’s also only .43 off the meet record, set by Michael Weiss of the USA in 2013, and a personal best for Litherland by 2.5 seconds.
Keita Sunama of Japan went out hard and almost hung on. He was in lead for the first 350m of the race. He and Prenot were side-by-side in lanes seven and eight, and Prenot ended up taking the silver in 4:13.15, also a lifetime best, while Sunama picked up bronze in 4:13.98.
Sunama’s teammate, Takeharu Fujimori, held off Great Britain’s Max Litchfield to take 4th place, 4:15.41 to 4:15.63.
Australia’s Travis Mahoney placed 6th in 4:17.55, followed by the Czech Republic’s Pavel Janecek (4:19.36) and Jakub Maly of Austria (4:22.09).
Race video comes to us courtesy of Universiade 2015 on YouTube. You can find this video and more videos from swimming and other sports at the 2015 World University Games by following this link to the Universiade 2015 YouTube page.
Our full World University Games coverage is here, and the day 7 finals recap is here.