Short Course World Championships

Session Lengths at 2018 SC Worlds About the Same as 2016

FINA was consistent in running finals session lengths for the 2018 World Short Course Swimming Championships on almost exactly the same schedule as they did in 2016.

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Olivia Smoliga Wins Record 8 Gold Medals, Kelsi Dahlia 7 at SC Worlds

While Smoliga earned the most gold medals of any competitor, Team USA’s Kelsi Dahlia leaves Hangzhou with 9 medals total, 7 of which are gold.

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Cesar Cielo Not Confirming Retirement, Will Make Decision In 2019

Cesar Cielo hasn’t made up his mind on whether or not he’ll retire after competing in Hangzhou.

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USA Men Shatter Meet and American Records in 4×100 MR

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.

USA Women Down Meet, American Records in 200 Free Relay

Madison Kennedy led off for the USA tonight as they broke an American Record from 2014 where Kennedy had also led off.

All 8 Men’s 100 Free Finalists Faster Than 2016 World Winning Time

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 Moves To #7 All-Time With Belarusian 50 BR Record

Ilya Shymanovich broke his Belarusian Record in the men’s 50 breast to win the silver medal.

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Huseyin Emre Sakci Lowers Own Turkish 50 Breast Record In 25.89

Huseyin Emre Sakci placed 5th in the men’s 50 breast final in a new Turkish Record of 25.89.

Italian Men & Women Break National Records In 400 Medley Relay

The Italian women won bronze and broke their National Record in the 400 medley relay.

United States Wins Another FINA Championship Trophy

While the American point total was a historic

Simonas Bilis Cracks Lithuanian 100 Free Record Again In 46.11

Simonas Bilis broke his Lithuanian Record for the second straight time to place 5th in the men’s 100 free final.

Japanese Women Lower Asian Record In 4×50 Free Relay

The Japanese women edged out China to set a new Asian Record in 1:37.35.

Henrik Christiansen Moves To #9 All-Time With Norwegian Record In 1500

Christiansen’s 14:19.39 broke his Norwegian Record of 14:21.53 set in 2017.

David Aubry Breaks French Record In 1500 By Close To Five Seconds

David Aubry crushed the French Record in the men’s 1500 free final in a time of 14:23.44.

Japanese Men Snag Asian Record In 400 Medley Relay

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.

America Led Medal Table Wire-to-Wire in Hangzhou

Olivia Smoliga’s double individual gold helped push America to the top of the medal standings from start-to-finish in Hangzhou.

Kromowidjojo Lowers Veldhuis’ Championship Record In 50 Free Final

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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