The USA men dropped almost a second off the course and American Records in the final men’s race of the 2018 FINA Short Course World Championships.
Madison Kennedy led off for the USA tonight as they broke an American Record from 2014 where Kennedy had also led off.
Caeleb Dressel and Vlad Morozov went 1-2 in the men’s 100 freestyle final, both nearly a full second faster than the winning time was in 2016.
Ilya Shymanovich broke his Belarusian Record in the men’s 50 breast to win the silver medal.
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Huseyin Emre Sakci placed 5th in the men’s 50 breast final in a new Turkish Record of 25.89.
The Italian women won bronze and broke their National Record in the 400 medley relay.
While the American point total was a historic
Simonas Bilis broke his Lithuanian Record for the second straight time to place 5th in the men’s 100 free final.
The Japanese women edged out China to set a new Asian Record in 1:37.35.
Christiansen’s 14:19.39 broke his Norwegian Record of 14:21.53 set in 2017.
David Aubry crushed the French Record in the men’s 1500 free final in a time of 14:23.44.
Yasuhiro Koseki had the 2nd fastest breaststroke split in the field as the Japanese men set a new Asian Record in the 400 medley relay.
Olivia Smoliga’s double individual gold helped push America to the top of the medal standings from start-to-finish in Hangzhou.
Ranomi Kromowidjojo set a new Championship Record and tied the 4th fastest performance in history in the women’s 50 free final.
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