Hungary’s defending World Champion Laszlo Cseh seeks to keep the host nation on top of the podium in front of the home crowd at the 2017 FINA World Championships, but we could see a new Hungarian with a gold medal around his neck.
While Murphy and Larkin are 2 of the big names that come to mind in the gold medal conversation, Russia’s Evgeny Rylov is definitely in the picture as well.
We’re just one day away from the 2017 FINA World Championships, and the battle between the USA and Great Britain in the 800 free relay is one of the most anticipated relay races of the meet.
Originally slated to swim individual backstroke events in Budapest, Christopher Walker-Hebborn will only represent Great Britain as a relay swimmer in Budapest.
After missing the final in the men’s 400 free relay in 2015, the USA is one of the major medal threats for gold at the 2017 FINA World Championships.
Former club teammates turned NCAA rivals Joseph Schooling and Caeleb Dressel will have their rematch in the 100 fly, though this time it’ll go down in the long course pool at the 2017 FINA World Championships.
‘Don’t try this workout until you’ve got Peaty-like guns,’ says the 22-year-old Olympic breaststroking champion.
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.