The 2021 Summer Universiade (World University Games) will shift its schedule by 2 days after the dates for the Tokyo Olympics were announced.
American distance man Robert Finke missed the World University Games while dealing with a wrist injury from a scooter accident.
Finals include the women’s 50 free, 50 breast, 200 fly, and 400 free; the men’s 50 free and 400 IM; and the men’s and women’s 4 x 100 medley relays.
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.
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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.
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.
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