Previews & Recaps

Japanese Gold Medalists In Gwangju Earn Auto Qualification For 2020 Olympics

For Japan, taking Gwangju gold carries extra significance, as these World Championships represent a qualifying opportunity for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

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16-Year-Old Kaloian Levterov Extends Record-Breaking Streak At Bulgarian Open

After breaking the Bulgarian national record in the 200 back at Euro Juniors, Levterov broke the 15-17 NAG in the 50 back at the 2019 Bulgarian Open

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2019 World Champs Preview: Murphy and Xu Re-Match in 100 Back

Ryan Murphy beat Xu Jiayu in 2016. Xu won in 2017. Murphy had the fastest time in 2018. Xu leads the world so far this season.

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2019 World Championships: Germany’s Wellbrock Wins Photo Finish Men’s 10K

Germany’s Florian Wellbrock won an exciting battle in the 10km race to open the top 10 Olympic-qualifying wave for the men.

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Additional Betting Odds Released For Worlds; Sjostrom -1000 In 50 Fly

Sarah Sjostrom enters as a massive -1000 betting favorite in the women’s 50 fly for the upcoming World Championships in Gwangju.

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China Remains Perfect With Two More Diving Medals On Monday of Worlds

With two more gold medals on Monday, China remains a perfect 7-for-7 in diving events at the 2019 World Championships – and the meet is already half-over.

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The Official SwimSwam 2019 World Championships Preview Index

Stay up to date on all of our event-by-event previews for the 2019 World Championships here – we’ll link to previews and compile medalists on this story.

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Licon Posts Prelims 1:59 IM, Scratches Finals on Final Day of Austin Sectionals

Licon only swam one other event at the meet – the 200 breast, where he stunned with an impressive 2:08.

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2019 World Champs Preview: Chupkov Leads All-Star Pack in Competitive 200 BR

The men’s 200 breast holds the fastest performers in history with the defending World champ (Chupkov) and world record holder (Watanabe) in contention.

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Carly Novelline Completes Sprint FR Sweep at IL Senior Champs with 56.2 100

Carly Novelline (NASA Wildcat) won another freestyle event after winning the 200 free on Friday and 50 free on Saturday.

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NC State’s Curtis Wiltsey Earns Second Win on Day Four Of Greensboro Sectionals

After winning the 800 free on the first night, Wiltsey completed his sweep of both of the longest distances with his victory in the 1500 on the final night.

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Steve West Rewrites Masters World Record In 100 BR On Final Day of LA Invite

The 47-year-old has done it again, recording a new PB of 1:04.77 in the event to re-break his own master’s world record.

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National Teamer Devon Nowicki Swims Top 10 US Times in 50/100 BR at WM Classic

National team member Devon Nowicki swam top 10 US times in both the 50 and 100 breast at the West Michigan Classic.

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Caitlin Brooks Swims #11 US Time in 200 BK at Gainesville Sectionals

Caitlin Brooks swam a monster lifetime best in the 200 back and is the 11th-fastest US woman this year to close the Gainesville Sectionals.

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2019 World Champs Preview: Women’s 800 Free is Still a Race for Silver

Katie Ledecky is the World #1 this season at 8:10.70 — that’s already faster than the time she went to win the last Worlds title in 2017.

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