Italy’s Thomas Ceccon steps up for the 50 back today after winning the 100 back title in a new Championship Record last night.
American Luca Urlando won the men’s 200m free on night 2 of the 2019 World Junior Championships, helping keep the U.S. on top of the medal standings.
Lillie Nordmann was a member of the women’s 4x200m freestyle relay for the Americans, winning gold in Budapest on night 1 of World Juniors.
Aussie Thomas Neill threw down the swim of his life to earn 400m free silver tonight in Budapest, inserting himself among the nation’s all-time greats.
Day 1 prelims of the 2019 World Junior Championships saw 2 meet records go down, courtesy of Hungary’s Gabor Zombori and Italy’s Thomas Ceccon.
Luca Urlando of the United States holds the fastest 200 fly time of the World Junior Championships field entering Budapest this week.
Japan’s Daiya Seto, the 200 IM champion and 200 fly silver medalist at this meet, is the man to beat in tonight’s 400 IM final.
The USA’s Regan Smith will compete in her first ever Worlds final tonight and is the heavy favorite to win gold here after setting the World Record in semis.
New Zealand is still seeking its first World Championships medalist here in Gwangju, but has perhaps its best shot coming in Lewis Clareburt on the final day.
After Australia’s Matthew Wilson tied the World Record in 200 breast semis, we’ll see both WR holders (Wilson and Japan’s Watanabe) in the final.
Lewis Clareburt hit a PB in the 200m free leading off the New Zealand men’s record-breaking 4x200m free relay in Gwangju heats.
Team USA’s Chase Kalisz swims his first individual final of the meet tonight as he competes for back-to-back 200 IM titles.
15-year-old New Zealander Erika Fairweather blasted a lifetime best 1:58.84 to open the New Zealand relay in the Women’s 4x200m Freestyle on Thursday.
Erika Fairweather fired off a new New Zealand Age Record for 15-year-olds while leading off her nation’s 10th place-finishing 4x200m free relay.
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.