Most South American countries have underperformed thus far at Worlds. Limited rosters and missing seeds indicate that they’re focused on Pan Ams instead.
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.
FINA issued a new Code of Conduct provision prohibiting athletes from “any political, religious or discriminatory statement or behaviour.”
With backstroker Guido, breaststroker Gomes Junior and freestyler Chierighini all within a tenth of their best times, the Brazilian medley is heating up.
Though he wasn’t able to match his 2017 speed on the 400 free relay on night one, the USA’s Caeleb Dressel looks like his freestyle is in top form.
Great Britain’s Adam Peaty made history last night as the first man to ever break 57 in the 100 breast semis. Tonight, he may lower his World Record further.
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.