World University Games

Team USA Wins 4×200 Free Relay To Close Day 6 Of WUG’s (Race Video)

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.

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Shannon Vreeland Wins 200 Freestyle At WUG’s (Race Video)

Shannon Vreeland won Team USA’s first medal on day six with a 1:58.38 in the women’s 200 freestyle.

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Holly Barratt Sneaks In For Gold: 50 Backstroke (Race Video)

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.

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Evgeny Koptelov Swims Dominant 51.5 100 Fly In Gwanju (Race Video)

Evgeny Koptelov followed his impressive 200 butterfly earlier this week with a dominant 100 butterfly today.

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Hirai Ayatsugu Swims World’s 3rd Fastest 1500 Freestyle At WUG’s (Race Video)

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.

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Ying Lu Breaks 58 In Gwanju To Win 100 Butterfly (Race Video)

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.

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Japanese Breaststrokers Sweep 200 At WUG’s (Race Video)

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.

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Jack Conger Adds 100 Freestyle Silver Medal At WUG’s (Race Video)

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.


Andrea Toniato Breaks Italian Record in 50 Breast

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.

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2015 World University Games: Toniato breaks Games record at day 5 prelims

Leah Smith is the top seed in the women’s 200 free on day 5.

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Hoosiers Kelly Matthews and Sarah Myers contribute to Canada’s early WUG success

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.

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The Evolution of Butterfly: Is Yuya’s Dolphin Diving The ‘Next Big Thing’?

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.


Team USA Leads WUGS Through Day 4 With 21 Swimming Medals

Leah Smith won two Gold medals for Team USA on the fourth day of the 2015 World University Games in Gwanju, South Korea.

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World University Games Day 4 Finals: Evgney Koptelov Swims World’s 2nd Fastest 200 Butterfly

Rachel Bootsma and Liz Pelton will represent Team USA in the final of the women’s 100 backstroke today.


Watch Team USA Break 4x200m Free Relay Universiade Record – Race Video

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.

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