American Ryan Murphy hit the wall just .03 ahead of runner-up Xu Jiayu in tonight’s men’s 100m backstroke final at the Short Course World Championships.
In his most recent race before announcing his impending retirement, South African Olympic gold medalist Cameron van der Burgh showed the world why he’s been on top for so long.
Olivia Smoliga’s win in the women’s 100m backstroke added another gold to the stars n’ stripes tally.
The Japanese women’s 4x50m medley relay has steadily been making improvements over the years, finishing 8th in Doha at the 2014 FINA Short Course Championships, 7th in Windsor at the 2016 edition and now 4th place here in Hangzhou in a new National Record.
Ji Xinjie set a new Chinese Record in the men’s 200 free final.
24-year-old Katsumi Nakamura fired off the fastest 50m freestyle time ever by a Japanese man.
Katsumi Nakamura led off Japan’s mixed 4×50 free relay that reset the Asian Record once again.
Li Zhuhao took out his own Asian Record in the men’s 100 fly semi-finals.
Suo Ran was nearly seven-tenths better on breaststroke as the Chinese women broke the Asian Record in the 4×50 medley relay once again.
Fu Yuanhui swam the lead-off leg as the Chinese women lowered the Asian Record in th 4×50 medley relay.
Watch the American foursome of Caeleb Dressel, Blake Pieroni, Michael Chadwick and Ryan Held re-write history in the men’s 4x100m freestyle relay.
In a race that came down to the touch, Daiya Seto of Japan fended off reigning short course world champion Chad Le Clos of South Africa in the men’s 200m butterfly tonight in Hangzhou.
Katsumi Nakamura clocked the 2nd fastest opening split of the men’s 100m freestyle relay, sitting only behind American Record holder Caeleb Dressel.
Caeleb Dressel’s capturing of the 100 freestyle American Record is one of many feats that took place on day 1 in Hangzhou.
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