Winning the team’s third gold medal of the day, the United States’ relay combined to win the men’s 4×200 freestyle relay with a 7:10.82.
Shannon Vreeland won Team USA’s first medal on day six with a 1:58.38 in the women’s 200 freestyle.
Holly Barratt of Australia was able to get her hand on the wall first to win the women’s 50 backstroke with a 28.04.
Evgeny Koptelov followed his impressive 200 butterfly earlier this week with a dominant 100 butterfly today.
Hirai Ayatsugu pulled away from the field, winning the men’s 1500 freestyle with the third fastest time in the world this year, 14:56.10.
Ying Lu (China) won her second gold medal of these Games, swimming a 57.83 for the win in this event after winning the 50 fly earlier this meet. Lu, who was the Olympic silver medalist in 2012, has the 10th-fastest time in the world this year.
Japan’s Reona Aoki touched first at the 50m mark with nearly a body-length lead. Her teammate, the top-seeded Keiko Fukudome, who would take the gold medal, as she surged ahead over the final 50m of the race to beat Aoki by over a second, 2:24.92 to 2:26.17.
Brazil’s Henrique Martins picked up his second gold of the meet, just touching out the top seed, Jack Conger of the United States, 48.98 to 49.02. Conger was first at the wall, with Martins over a half second behind, but Martins caught up to Conger in the final 25m.
Italy’s Andrea Toniato swam a 27.06 in the preliminary round of the 50m breaststroke, setting both new Italian and World University Games records.
Leah Smith is the top seed in the women’s 200 free on day 5.
The Canadian Women’s Water Polo squad advanced to the quarterfinal round. Indiana University sophomores Kelly Matthews and Sarah Myers have made major contributions to Team Canada’s success.
As the stroke continues to evolve, however, you have to wonder if more efficient way to teach the stroke or if these standouts are simply just anomalies.
Leah Smith won two Gold medals for Team USA on the fourth day of the 2015 World University Games in Gwanju, South Korea.
Rachel Bootsma and Liz Pelton will represent Team USA in the final of the women’s 100 backstroke today.
The relay team of Chelsea Chenault (1:58.50), Hali Flickinger (1:57.77), Leah Smith (1:59.05), and Shannon Vreeland (1:58.56) combined for new World University Games record time of 7:53.88.