The penultimate day of competition at the 2017 FINA World Championships is now in the books, and the Hong Kong squad is celebrating a new milestone.
Avec 49s86, Caeleb DRESSEL devient le 3e nageur au monde à passer la barre des 50 secondes, à quatre centièmes des 49s82 de Michael PHELPS.
Caeleb Dressel goes for the finals double tonight in the 50 free and 100 fly.
Olympic champ Ryan Murphy (USA) will compete for gold against 100 back World Champion Xu Jiayu (CHN) and fellow Olympic backstroke medalist Evgeny Rylov (RUS).
Kristof Milak broke the junior world record again in the 100 fly semis.
Check out the live recap for day 6 prelims in Budapest.
Kristof Milak broke the junior world record in the 100 fly prelims.
Caeleb Dressel’s 50 free / 100 fly quest will begin at day 6 prelims in Budapest.
Hungary’s defending World Champion Laszlo Cseh seeks to keep the host nation on top of the podium in front of the home crowd at the 2017 FINA World Championships, but we could see a new Hungarian with a gold medal around his neck.
Former club teammates turned NCAA rivals Joseph Schooling and Caeleb Dressel will have their rematch in the 100 fly, though this time it’ll go down in the long course pool at the 2017 FINA World Championships.
The 100m butterfly record is held at 49.82 by now-retired Michael Phelps, but Singapore’s Joseph Schooling has the mark on death watch.
On day 7, Chinese backtroke star Xu Jiayu continued to rewrite the record books with a 24.42 in the 50 back, setting a new Chinese National Record in the process
In the semifinals of the 50 back, Jiayu popped off a 24.42 to set the mark.
In a banner morning for young butterflyers in Japan, both 200 fly junior world records went under assault on Saturday of Japanese nationals. Nao Horomura very nearly broke the men’s record with a 1:55.37.
On day 6, Chinese backtroke star Xu Jiayu continued to rewrite the record books with a 1:54.03 to win the 200 back, setting a new Chinese National Record in the process.