So far, Brazil is the only South American nation to advance a swimmer past prelims at 2019 Worlds. We find the best non-Brazil threats over the next few days.
The USA got a gold from Caeleb Dressel in the 50 fly, while Australia’s total was boosted by Emma McKeon earning bronze in the 100 fly.
Gabriel Santos’ eight-month doping suspension has been extended to a year by a FINA Doping Panel, making him ineligible to qualify for the 2020 Olympics.
Guilherme Guido set a new South American Record in the men’s 100 backstroke, clocking a time of 52.95 to lower his old mark of 53.09.
Dressel stepped up for the 50 fly semifinals, clocking in at 22.57 to break the American Record and Championship Record.
The American women made history on night 1 of the 2019 FINA World Championships as the quartet took down the American Record en route to a silver medal.
The Americans’ 3rd leg man really brought the thunder. Zach Apple pulled the Americans further ahead with a huge 46.86 split.
Without sprinter Gabriel Santos, the Brazilian men have taken a huge hit with minimal medal opportunities within reach.
Ariarne Titmus (AUS) accomplished a feat no woman had ever done on night 1 of 2019 Worlds as she defeated distance legend Katie Ledecky (USA) in the 400 free.
El antioqueño nadará cuatro eventos en los Juegos Panamericanos, pero antes se encuentra en Corea del Sur para disputar su sexto campeonato del mundo.
Gwangju sets the stage for a battle between the USA’s Olympic champion Ryan Murphy and Russia’s defending World champion Evgeny Rylov in the 200 back.
Chase Kalisz is the 2016 Olympic silver medalist and defending World Champion in this event, while Seto is the World and Olympic bronze medalist.
FINA delegates approved minor adjustments to general, anti-doping, facilities and constitutional policies in Gwangju, South Korea.
Ana Marcela Cunha (above) Brazil won her 4th 25km title in the last 5 editions, and her 2nd gold medal of these World Championships.
Santos reportedly claims he came into contact with the substance accidentally, and FINA accepted his defense, offering a reduced suspension.