Women’s 100 freestyle meet record holder Femke Heemskerk of the Netherlands will be competing in that event this morning after throwing down a stupendous split on the Netherlands’ 4×100 relay yesterday.
South African Erin Gallagher broke the African Continental Record in the women’s 100 free prelims.
Chad Le Clos ended up finishing 10th in the 200 free in a time of 1:43.19.
Fu Yuanhui swam the lead-off leg as the Chinese women lowered the Asian Record in th 4×50 medley relay.
Chad Le Clos will take on the 200 free / 100 fly double at day 2 prelims in Hangzhou.
Watch the American foursome of Caeleb Dressel, Blake Pieroni, Michael Chadwick and Ryan Held re-write history in the men’s 4x100m freestyle relay.
The first finals session of the meet kicks off with finals of the men’s 400 free, women’s 200 free, men’s 200 fly, women’s 400 IM, men’s 200 IM, men’s 4×100 free relay, and women’s 4×100 free relay. There will also be semifinals heats of the men’s 100 back, women’s 50 breast, men’s 100 breast, and women’s 100 back.
Caeleb Dressel is the new American Record holder in the 100 free in SCM, unifying the 3 American Records in the event. But, he’s not the fastest American in the 100 free in SCM. Here’s the breakdown.
Caeleb Dressel’s lead-off leg of 45.66 broke the American Record in the 100 freestyle.
American breaststroker Molly Hannis has returned home from China after learning that her father had died unexpectedly, according to TV commentator Rowdy Gaines.
In a race that came down to the touch, Daiya Seto of Japan fended off reigning short course world champion Chad Le Clos of South Africa in the men’s 200m butterfly tonight in Hangzhou.
Katsumi Nakamura clocked the 2nd fastest opening split of the men’s 100m freestyle relay, sitting only behind American Record holder Caeleb Dressel.
Caeleb Dressel’s capturing of the 100 freestyle American Record is one of many feats that took place on day 1 in Hangzhou.
Bradlee Ashby of New Zealand lowered his own National Record in the men’s 200m IM in tonight’s final.
Miho Teramura reset her Japanese Record once again in the women’s 50 breast swim-off.