If McEvoy can replicate that incredible 47.04, he would be head and shoulders above the field, but he has yet to dip back into the 47-mid to 47-low range.
Murphy set the World Record at 51.85 on the 4×100 medley relay leadoff at the Rio Olympics, but Jiayu nearly took it down with a 51.86 at 2017 Chinese Nationals.
Several men have lined up to try and join China’s Sun Yang in the sub-1:45 club, but the Chinese Olympic champ is the only man in this field to have broken that barrier since 2012.
“I won’t be in Budapest to defend my titles, I’ll be there to attack them,” says British breaststroking ace Adam Peaty.
The Commonwealth Youth Games kick-off in Nassau, Bahamas tomorrow, July 19th.
Duncan Scott says, “My job is to look forward at the next challenge and I’m excited about Budapest.”
Olympic finalist Hannah Miley says, “I’m looking forward to competing at the Worlds and lining up on those blocks relaxed and with a smile on my face.”
Team USA’s Chase Kalisz has been on fire this season, and has a serious shot at challenging Japan’s Kosuke Hagino for gold in the 400 IM at the 2017 FINA World Championships.
Heading into the 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest, Great Britain’s Adam Peaty still seems to be head and shoulders above the rest in the men’s 100 breast.
After a strong showing in the 100 free at U.S. Nationals, the American women are now a serious threat to the Australians in the 400 free relay at the upcoming 2017 FINA World Championships.
No woman has ever broken 52 seconds in the 100 meter free, but Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom has been very close with her 52.08 this season.
Ross Murdoch won gold at the 2016 European Championships in his favored event, the men’s 200m breaststroke, and the British swimmer hopes to repeat the performance in Budapest.
Britain’s Marathon Swimming Lead Bernie Dietzig says, “The World Championships is always incredibly competitive. We will be expecting a huge field in both the men’s and women’s 10km and we have done everything we can this season to be ready for this.”
British coach Bill Furniss says that Edinburgh is a city that lends itself to a ‘relaxed, low-key training camp at a very high-pressure time’
Look for freestyle maestro James Guy to defend his 200m world title in Budapest.