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Ariarne Titmus Becomes 7th Fastest 800 Free Performer With New Aussie Record

Ariarne Titmus became the 7th fastest performer all-time in the women’s 800m free en route to bronze at the 2019 World Championships.

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2019 FINA World Championships: Day 6 Finals Live Recap

After Australia’s Matthew Wilson tied the World Record in 200 breast semis, we’ll see both WR holders (Wilson and Japan’s Watanabe) in the final.

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Shioura Marks Japan’s First 50 Free World C’ships Finalist Since 2001

27-year-old Shinri Shioura of Japan made the men’s 50m free final in Gwangju, becoming the first man from his nation to final in the event since 2001.

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ASIA: Xu’s 200 Back Scratch May Have Caused China to Miss out on a Medal

China made the decision to scratch Xu Jiayu from the 200 back semis in order to focus on the 800 free relay, but that decision may have cost them a medal.

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Yang Jaehoon Sets South Korean 50 Free Record On Home Soil

Yang Jaehoon broke the South Korean National Record in the men’s 50 freestyle heats in a time of 22.26, placing 19th overall.

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2016 Olympic Champ Joseph Schooling Does Not Qualify for Worlds 100 Fly Semis

Schooling finished 24th overall in the 100 fly Friday morning after also missing semifinals in the 50 fly earlier in the meet.

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2019 FINA World Championships: Day 5 Finals Live Recap

Team USA’s Chase Kalisz swims his first individual final of the meet tonight as he competes for back-to-back 200 IM titles.

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Last Time Russian Anthem Failed To Play At A World C’ships Was In 2007

A Russian swimmer has yet to win gold at these World Championships taking place in Gwangju, Korea, something that hasn’t happened since 2007.

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Dressel & Smoliga Help U.S. Surge To Top Of Overall Gwangju Medal Table

The American flag is flying high after day 5 of the World Championships, with the nation taking the top spot on the overall swimming medal table.

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15-Year-Old Fairweather Notches 2Free PB To Lead-Off Tokyo Qualifying NZ Relay

Erika Fairweather fired off a new New Zealand Age Record for 15-year-olds while leading off her nation’s 10th place-finishing 4x200m free relay.

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ASIA: Seto Earns First Major International Gold (LC) Since 2015

Japan’s Daiya Seto had a breakthrough tonight with his performance in the 200 IM final at the 2019 FINA World Championships.

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Teen Titmus Fires Off Aussie National Record As Lead-Off On Golden 4×2 Relay

Ariarne Titmus’ opening split of 1:54.27 on the Aussie women’s 4x200m free relay checks-in as a new Australian National Record.

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Aussie Women Clock 4×200 Free Relay World Record Of 7:41.50

Ariarne Titmus’ 1:54.27 lead-off on the women’s 4x200m freestyle relay helped power Australia to the top of the podium in World Record-setting fashion.

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Katie Ledecky to Return to Competition for the USA in 4×200 Free Relay

After scratching the 200 free prelims and 1500 free final due to illness, the USA’s Katie Ledecky will return to competition tonight in Gwangju.

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FINA Reportedly Threatens Bans and Revocation of Medals Over Podium Protests

FINA issued a new Code of Conduct provision prohibiting athletes from “any political, religious or discriminatory statement or behaviour.”

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