Team USA leads the final medal table with 40 total medals: 19 gold, 12 silver, and 9 bronze. Japan and Russia won 6 gold medals each, and South Africa 5.
In a surprise move, the United States will use NCAA backstroke champion John Shebat on the butterfly leg of the men’s medley on Wednesday night.
Justin Ress was taken to an ambulance for medical evaluation and treatment after the men’s 100 back final earlier in the meet.
There are no scratches out of tonight’s finals session at the 2019 World University Games, except for one alternate: New Zealand’s Gabrielle Fa’amausili.
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The USA is 4-4 so far in relays, and will be looking for relay sweeps on the final day of competition at the 2019 World University Games.
Finals on night 6 include the women’s 800 free, men’s 100 fly, women’s 200 free, women’s 50 back, men’s 200 back, men’s 50 breast, men’s 4 x 200 free relay.
The United States added three more golds to its medal total today, and host nation Italy won its first gold medal of the competition.
South Africa’s Tatjana Schoenmaker turns 22 today. She’ll look to celebrate with a clean sweep of breaststroke golds – the 50 breast heats are today.
Night 5 of the World University Games will feature 9 events, including finals of the men’s 800 free, women’s 200 breast, men’s 100 free, and women’s 100 fly.
China won 6 of the final 9 gold medals in diving to lead all nations with 11 – one more than they earned last time they competed at this event in 2015.
Team USA swept the silvers and picked up one gold while South Africa came away with two more gold medals on day 5 of WUGs.
South Africa’s Michael Houlie, a rising sophomore at Tennessee, broke the World University Games record in the men’s 50 breast twice on Monday.
18-year-old Jose Lopez of Portugal appears to have eclipsed a national 800 free record that had stood for a dozen years.
There’s just one scratch out of tonight’s finals session of the 2019 Summer Universiade: 16th-ranked women’s 50 backstroker Polina Egorova out of semifinals.
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