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Many swim fans would argue that Ohashi is even better in the 400 IM than the 200 IM, and after her showing in the shorter IM event, she’s now emerged as a serious threat for gold in the 400 IM.
Japan’s Yui Ohashi finished less than a second behind Hungary’s Iron Lady Katinka Hosszu in the women’s 200m IM, setting up a potential beast of a battle in the 400m IM.
Watch the American men win the gold medal in the 4×100 meter freestyle on Sunday night, holding off a very fast-charging Brazilian quartet.
In a day filled with ties, yet another came through in semifinals of the men’s 100 back. Russia’s Kliment Kolesnikov and China’s Li Guangyuan finished in a tie for 9th place, and are set for a swim-off in the event, per Omega live results.
Watch as Caeleb Dressel blasts a 22.76 in the semi-final of the 50m butterfly, knocking .15 off the American record.
It was all Sun Yang of China tonight in the men’s 400 free.
Tonight’s win was historic for Sun as it makes him the solo 3rd most decorated performer ever in terms of World Championships gold medals, breaking the former tie he shared with Aaron Perisol (7) and Grant Hackett (7).
Though the original entries list for the 2017 FINA World Championships included Singapore’s Joseph Schooling in the men’s 200 fly, we won’t get to see the Olympic 100 fly champ compete in the event after all.
Joseph Schooling set a new Asian Record in the men’s 50 fly prelims.
Hungary’s defending World Champion Laszlo Cseh seeks to keep the host nation on top of the podium in front of the home crowd at the 2017 FINA World Championships, but we could see a new Hungarian with a gold medal around his neck.
While Murphy and Larkin are 2 of the big names that come to mind in the gold medal conversation, Russia’s Evgeny Rylov is definitely in the picture as well.
We’re just one day away from the 2017 FINA World Championships, and the battle between the USA and Great Britain in the 800 free relay is one of the most anticipated relay races of the meet.
Sun Yang could win the 200, and could win the 800, but seems destined to take the 400 in his first head-to-head matchup with rival Mack Horton in Budapest.
After missing the final in the men’s 400 free relay in 2015, the USA is one of the major medal threats for gold at the 2017 FINA World Championships.