Shannon Vreeland led all swimmers with 4 gold medals at the 2015 World University Games.
The USA swept the medals in the final individual event, as Jay Litherland ruined teammate’s Josh Prenot’s bid for his third individual gold medal this week.
In another thrilling race, Russia won its only relay gold medal of this meet.
In what may be the biggest upset this week, Italy spoiled the USA’s attempt to sweep the relays at this meet.
Vroomon took over the lead from Martina De Memme of Italy at the 200m mark, then held off another Italian, Martina Caramignoli, to win in a time of 8:26.67.
Zhou put it into another gear over the final 50, outsplitting Polieri by over a second to take the gold, 2:07.69 to 2:08.66.
It looked like Brazilian Henrique Martins had the lead in the final meters, but Tsurkin got his hand to the wall first to win, 22.22 to 22.24.
Rozaliya Nasretdinova of Russia won her first individual gold of the meet with a 24.91, the only swimmer under 25.0.
American Jack Conger got out-touched for gold on the final night of the World University Games in what was one of many very close finishes.
After the final day of pool swimming competition at the 2015 World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea, the United States stayed on top of the medal table with an unprecedented 15 golds, 10 silvers, and eight bronzes.
The Canadian Women’s Water Polo squad remains unbeaten at the World University Games after winning 7-5 over Hungary in the quarterfinal round.
Josh Prenot swam his way to the 400m IM finals with his time of 4:19.27 from prelims, but he’ll need to take on Great Britain’s Max Litchfield who claimed the top seed.
“The goal is to draw as close to the total medal count as is possible with one day remaining in pool competition.” – Head Coach Ray Looze
Jacob Pebley won the men’s 200 backstroke with a 1:56.29. He is now the fastest American performer of the season, and fourth fastest in the world.
Jacob Pebley is the top seed in the men’s 200m backstroke after posting the fastest time in the semifinal yesterday.