Medal Count: Ledecky, Franklin, Grevers Golds Pad U.S. Total

by SwimSwam Staff 1

July 30th, 2013 International, News

After a weaker finals session on night two where we saw the U.S. walk away with just two medals, Team USA rebounded in a big way, hauling in six medals this evening, triple the total of France and Russia (the only countries to win more than one).  The great team performance was highlighted by Katie Ledecky’s record-smashing mile, and defending Olympic champions Matt Grevers and Missy Franklin capturing titles in the men’s and women’s 100 backstroke.

Conor Dwyer, David Plummer, and Jessica Hardy also put together medal-winning performances on night three.  Dwyer stormed home over the final 50 meters of the men’s 200 free (his 26.59 was easily the fastest in the field) to surpass Ryan Lochte, Danila Izotov, and Cameron McEvoy to steal the silver medal.  Plummer held his ground as the #2 seed, out-racing Jeremy Stravius of France to claim silver in the men’s 100 back.  Hardy, who didn’t even qualify for the Olympic team in the 100 breast last summer, came away with a bronze there.

It’s worth mentioning, however, that the U.S. just missed out on two additional medals.  Lochte was beat to the touch by Russia’s Danila Izotov in the men’s 200 free (1:45.59 to 1:45.64), and Elizabeth Pelton faded to fourth in the women’s 100 back behind Franklin, Emily Seebohm of Australia, and Aya Terakawa of Japan.

Some more notes…

  • There have been a mind-blowing 86 National Records broken through the first three days.  The Spanish team has given the home crowd plenty to cheer about, establishing 10 new records alone.
  • Lithuania and Denmark came away with their first medals of the competition.  Lotte Friis battled Ledecky the entire duration of the women’s 1500 final, easily clearing the old world record, and bringing home an admirable silver medal.  Ruta Meilutyte broke the first world record of 2013 in the women’s 100 breast semifinal yesterday, and came back to hold off the opposition for gold tonight.
  • France (2 gold, 2 bronze) and Australia (1 gold, 4 silver) are in a tight battle for the second place position in the medal hunt.

 

2013 World Championship Medals – Day 3

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

USA

3

2

1

6

France

1

0

1

2

Lithuania

1

0

0

1

Russia

0

1

1

2

Australia

0

1

0

1

Denmark

0

1

0

1

Japan

0

0

1

1

New Zealand

0

0

1

1

 

2013 World Championship Medals – Overall

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

USA

5

4

3

12

France

2

0

2

4

Australia

1

4

0

5

Brazil

1

0

1

2

China

1

0

0

1

Sweden

1

0

0

1

Hungary

1

0

0

1

Lithuania

1

0

0

1

Russia

0

1

2

3

Spain

0

1

1

2

Japan

0

1

1

2

South Africa

0

1

0

1

Denmark

0

1

0

1

New Zealand

0

0

2

2

Netherlands

0

0

1

1

 

National Records Count

Country

#

ESP

10

DEN

4

RUS

4

UKR

4

CAN

3

HUN

3

POL

3

USA

3

VEN

3

AUS

2

BRA

2

CHN

2

CZE

2

EGY

2

FAR

2

FIN

2

ITA

2

LTU

2

NZL

2

PAK

2

PER

2

PHI

2

POR

2

SWE

2

SVK

2

BEL

1

BIH

1

BLR

1

CHI

1

COL

1

ECU

1

GER

1

IRL

1

ISL

1

ISR

1

JPN

1

KOR

1

LUX

1

MEX

1

SIN

1

SLO

1

TUR

1

Total

86

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Tomorrow China will add one more Gold medal for sure with yang..

Canada will probably grab his first silver.

US may get one on 800 free.. but will be a tough battle with Mellouli and Joensen..

Looking all the races from tomorrow.. It will probably be South Africa day.. 2 gold medals.. won´t bet on US getting a gold.. but Missy can get a silver/bronze, Silver/Bronze for 200 fly is too wide open right now, and Jaeger can fight on 800 for a bronze..

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