Anton Chupkov became the 3rd fastest perfomrer in history with a 2:07.14 200 breast in the semi-finals.
Nathan Adrian will be going for his first individual world title in the men’s 100 free final.
Newly minted world record holder Sarah Sjostrom will be back in action in the 100 freestyle at day 5 prelims.
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Sarah Sjöström has shimmied her way right up to world records in the 50 and 100 free this year, on top of already being a threat to her own 50 and 100 fly WRs.
Heading into the 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest, Great Britain’s Adam Peaty still seems to be head and shoulders above the rest in the men’s 100 breast.
World record holder Ippei Watanabe is fighting for gold in the men’s 200 breast in Budapest.
Ross Murdoch won gold at the 2016 European Championships in his favored event, the men’s 200m breaststroke, and the British swimmer hopes to repeat the performance in Budapest.
Jacob Pebley will look to qualify for his first LC World Championship team tonight in the men’s 200 back.
On Wednesday night at the 2017 U.S. Nationals/World Championships Trials, Olympic breaststroker Kevin Cordes topped a loaded 200 breast field by almost a body length, winning the race with a personal best 2:07.41.
Russia’s Anton Chupkov lowered his own national record at the Mare Nostrum stop in Canet, clocking 2:07.46 in the 200 breast to tie for #10 on the all-time list.
Great Britain’s James Guy closed out the Japan Open with a personal best 51.50 in the men’s 100 fly.
Rikako Ikee picked up two wins on the second day of the Japan Open.
Katie Ledecky’s recent dominance in the women’s distance events have vastly changed the FINA points table.
Daiya Seto and Kosuke Hagino are just 2 of the weapons listed on Japan’s roster for the 2017 FINA World Championships.