Medal Count: Australia “Wins” Day 2, U.S. Still Holds Lead

by SwimSwam Staff 7

July 29th, 2013 News

With three individual medals in tonight’s evening session, Australia came away with the W in the day 2 medal count.  The Aussies garnered a medal in three of the four individual finals tonight, led by Christian Sprenger’s gold in the men’s 100 breast.  Workhorse Alicia Coutts (does she ever get tired?!) came home with silvers in the women’s 100 fly and 200 IM.

Night two was an up-and-down session for the United States.  Kevin Cordes and Nic Fink were both a bit off their semifinal times, finishing a disappointing 7th and 8th.  Dana Vollmer, who is battling flu-like symptoms, settled for third in the women’s 100 fly. Although Caitlin Leverenz has looked much better this week than the rest of 2013, she was still almost two full seconds off her 200 IM from last summer.

There were plenty of bright spots, though:, in the four semifinal events this evening, the U.S. looked great; all eight swimmers competing easily qualified for finals, including top seeds in the men’s and women’s 100 backstrokes.  A big highlight of the night for Team USA was Eugene Godsoe, who surprised the field out of lane 8 to win silver in the 50 fly.  That’s a great sign for his 100 fly later in the week; Godsoe’s final 15 meters of the 50 fly are his strongest, and he has historically been better over the 100 distance.

Some other medal notes from today’s session and sorted tables are below.  Thanks to our friend Christer Magnusson of SCMSOM.SE, we have also added a list of national records by country.

  • Brazil added two medals this evening (Cesar Cielo defended his Worlds title in the 50 fly, and Felipe Lima holding off the field for bronze in the 100 breast), but missed out on a third, with Nicholas Santos being locked out of the medals in the 50 fly.  Santos was significantly slower than his semifinal swim.
  • Sweden (Sarah Sjostrom winning gold in the women’s 100 fly), Hungary (Katinka Hosszu running away with the women’s 200 IM), and South Africa (Cameron van der Burgh grabbing silver in the men’s 100 breast) captured their first medals of the meet.
  • For the second night in a row, the home crowd had something big to cheer about: Mireia Belmonte Garcia had a fantastic final 100, charging home to win bronze in the women’s 200 IM (breaking the Spanish National Record in the process).

 

2013 World Championship Medals – Day 2

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

Australia

1

2

0

3

Brazil

1

0

1

2

Sweden

1

0

0

1

Hungary

1

0

0

1

USA

0

1

1

2

South Africa

0

1

0

1

France

0

0

1

1

Spain

0

0

1

1

 

2013 World Championship Medals – Overall

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

USA

2

2

2

6

Australia

1

3

0

4

France

1

0

1

2

Brazil

1

0

1

2

China

1

0

0

1

Sweden

1

0

0

1

Hungary

1

0

0

1

Spain

0

1

1

2

Japan

0

1

0

1

South Africa

0

1

0

1

Netherlands

0

0

1

1

Russia

0

0

1

1

Canada

0

0

1

1

 

National Records Count

Country

#

ESP

6

UKR

4

CAN

3

HUN

3

RUS

3

AUS

2

DEN

2

EGY

2

FAR

2

ITA

2

LTU

2

PAK

2

POL

2

USA

2

VEN

2

BEL

1

BIH

1

BLR

1

BRA

1

CHI

1

CHN

1

COL

1

CZE

1

FIN

1

GER

1

IRL

1

ISL

1

ISR

1

JPN

1

KOR

1

LUX

1

MEX

1

NZL

1

PER

1

PHI

1

POR

1

SVK

1

TUR

1

Total

62

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WHOKNOWS

Nice to see the host country swimmers putting on a show for their countrymen!

Ragnar

Expected a little more out of Cordes, but in his defense this was his first big international final, he’ll have the eye of the tiger for the 200, he’ll medal. Everyone has off races. Cesar now has a good confidence boost heading into the 50, which along with the 100 are beyond stacked, even more than last summer in my opinion.

I would not expect cordes to win.. but if he medals or fail to do so.. both situations won´t be a upset..with Jamieson Willis Yamaguchi and Gyurta and some others.. he got a chance to Medal. but if he fails to do so.. won´t be an upset at all..

Special mention for ” unexpected medal of the day ” to Eugene Godsoe . He will surely medal in the 100 butterfly later this week .

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