FINA issued a new Code of Conduct provision prohibiting athletes from “any political, religious or discriminatory statement or behaviour.”
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.
Australia remains the only Oceanic nation on the board, with the Dolphins currently ranked 3rd in the medal table with 7 pieces of hardware in all.
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.
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.
With Ariarne Titmus’ 400m free stunner and gold in the women’s 4x100m free relay, Australia leads the overall World Championships medal table in Gwangju.
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.
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.
Gwangju sets the stage for a battle between the USA’s Olympic champion Ryan Murphy and Russia’s defending World champion Evgeny Rylov in the 200 back.
Chase Kalisz is the 2016 Olympic silver medalist and defending World Champion in this event, while Seto is the World and Olympic bronze medalist.
FINA delegates approved minor adjustments to general, anti-doping, facilities and constitutional policies in Gwangju, South Korea.
The 2019 World Championships will see swimming kick-off in a matter of days, so study up on these entry lists in the meantime.
Check out our list of 5 females to watch in Gwangju at the World Championships that may not be on your medal contention radar….yet.