2012 Olympic breaststroke champion Cameron van der Burgh has announced his retirement from competitive swimming.
Ji Xinjie set a new Chinese Record in the men’s 200 free final.
Erin Gallagher of South Africa continued to impress tonight in Hangzhou, lowering her own hours-old National and Continental Record in the women’s 100m freestyle.
24-year-old Katsumi Nakamura fired off the fastest 50m freestyle time ever by a Japanese man.
Martina Carraro broke the Italian 50 breast records in the heats, semi and final, culminating in a bronze medal.
Katsumi Nakamura led off Japan’s mixed 4×50 free relay that reset the Asian Record once again.
Mallory Comerford and Kelsi Dahlia both split 23.4 as the Americans broke the world record in the mixed 4×50 freestyle relay.
Kelsi Dahlia broke her American Record in the 200 fly and became the 4th fastest performer in history.
Li Zhuhao took out his own Asian Record in the men’s 100 fly semi-finals.
Yasuhiro Koseki broke his own Asian Record to win bronze in the men’s 100 breast.
Cameron van der Burgh won the men’s 100 breast eight years after winning it for the first time.
Suo Ran was nearly seven-tenths better on breaststroke as the Chinese women broke the Asian Record in the 4×50 medley relay once again.
Kelsi Dahlia and Mallory Comerford will swim on both relays at day 2 finals in Hangzhou.
There are no scratches on day 2 of the Short Course World Championships in Hangzhou, despite some swimmers set up for tough triples.