Sarah Sjostrom is on-fire and simply shows no signs of stopping.
American Tom Shields didn’t race this morning’s heats of the men’s 50m butterfly in Moscow, but he’ll appear in the event tonight due to his being a medalist.
Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden cracked a new World Record, while Katinka Hosszu collected 3 medals of her own to kick-off the 2017 FINA World Cup Series.
The new FINA World Cup rules have already rendered one anomaly with 9 men in the 200m freestyle final.
Several big names who made headlines in Budapest jetted over to Moscow for the 1st stop of the FINA World Cup.
26-year-old Martin Naidich of Argentina tested positive during an in-competition test in Budapest.
Watch the American men win the 4x100m medley relay in Budapest, as well as insane splits from Adam Peaty of the UK (breast), Vlad Morozov of Russia (free), and Dominik Kozma of Hungary (free).
Watch Chase Kalisz down Michael Phelps’ 2007 championship record in the 400 IM, and win the first U.S. gold medal in the event since Ryan Lochte’s in Shanghai in 2011.
Sweden’s Sarah Sjöström now owns five of the top ten 50m free performances in history. Watch her blazing 23.69 in the final of the event at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest.
Great Britain took home the silver medal in the men’s 4x100m medley relay in Budapest.
Kathleen Baker, Lilly King, Kelsi Worrell, and Simone Manuel combined for a U.S. gold medal and world record in the 4x100m medley relay in the last event at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest.
The only thing better than watching Katinka Hosszu destroy the field in the 400 IM final was listening to the crowd cheer her on.
Watch Sydney Pickrem’s bronze-medal performance in the women’s 400m IM, and the rest of the finals races, from Day 8 at 2017 World Championships in Budapest.
They weren’t able to pull out another surprise medal, but the Brazilian men’s medley relay did come up with the nation’s fastest time since the end of the super-suit era, going 3:31.53 in the last event of the 2017 World Championships.
That makes three straight World Championship titles in the 800m freestyle for Team USA’s Katie Ledecky. Watch the race here.