Tonight in Budapest, Etiene Medeiros won both a personal victory and a cultural victory for Brazilian women with the country’s first ever long course swimming title in a women’s event.
Etiene Medeiros became the first female long course world champion for the nation of Brazil while also breaking the South American record in the 50 backstroke.
Olympic gold medalist Caeleb Dressel will be racing in the men’s 100m freestyle semifinals, one of the most anticipated events of the championships.
Gabriele Detti won the men’s 800 free with an incredible surge at the end. He set new Italian and European records with his 7:40.77.
Georgia Davies won her 50m backstroke semi-final in Budapest on Wednesday night.
Kylie Masse, Richard Funk, Penny Oleksiak, and Yuri Kisil broke the Canadian record in the 4x100m mixed medley en route to the bronze medal on Wednesday night in Budapest. Watch their race, and more.
South African Chad Le Clos claimed gold in the men’s 200m fly in Budapest, getting off to a quick start with 53.21 at the 100 and holding on for the win. Watch the race here.
Watch as Matt Grevers, Lilly King, Caeleb Dressel, and Simone Manuel crush the world record in the 4×100 meter mixed medley relay in finals at 2017 World Championships.
Watch as Federica Pellegrini of Italy edges Katie Ledecky for the gold medal in the 200 freestyle at World Championships in Budapest.
Given Brazil’s medals in the men’s 50 breast and 50 fly, and their likely women’s 50 back medal tomorrow (Etiene Medeiros, pictured above), a question arises. Is it worth it for nations like Brazil to focus on the stroke 50s?
Medaling in the women’s 200m free event for the 7th consecutive World Championships, Italian ace Federica Pellegrini helped rocket her nation of Italy from 12th yesterday to 4th in the overall swimming medal standings.
Joao Gomes moved into #2 all-time in the men’s 50 breast with a silver medal winning time of 26.52.
Katie Ledecky is the top seed headed into tonight’s 200 freestyle battle in Budapest.
America’s Nathan Adrian and Caeleb Dressel, Australia’s Cameron McEvoy and Brazil’s Gabriel Santos all made it into the men’s 1free top 16, but who did NOT clear this morning’s cut?
Hear what the stars of night 3 had to say after their races at the Danube Arena in Budapest.