In his first World Championships, Litchfield missed the podium by 0.58 in the 200m IM (1:56.86) and 0.48 in the 400m IM (4:09.62). They were the best performances of his career and scored him new British and Commonwealth records.
Watch Chase Kalisz down Michael Phelps’ 2007 championship record in the 400 IM, and win the first U.S. gold medal in the event since Ryan Lochte’s in Shanghai in 2011.
Katinka Hosszu got the coveted 100% of winner picks in the 400 IM, which we’ve only seen a few times this meet – the other three were for Katie Ledecky in the 400, 800 and 1500 frees.
Kalisz is now the 3rd fastest performer ever behind only Ryan Lochte and World Record holder Michael Phelps.
Max Litchfield broke his 400 IM British record yet again in a time of 4:09.62.
Camille Lacourt seeks a three-peat in the men’s 50 back in his final swim.
Kosuke Hagino will swim in the men’s 400 IM on day 8.
Max Litchfield broke his own British record in the 400 IM heats.
Katinka Hosszu will swim the 400 IM prelims on day 8 in Budapest.
Max Litchfield swam in the final of the men’s 200m IM on Thursday night in Budapest.
The USA’s Chase Kalisz has a chance to win the first individual gold of this meet for the American men in tonight’s 200 IM final.
Nathan Adrian will be going for his first individual world title in the men’s 100 free final.
Georgia Davies won her 50m backstroke semi-final in Budapest on Wednesday night.
Max Litchfield broke an eight-year-old British record in the 200 IM prelims in a time of 1:56.64.
Established IM stars like Kosuke Hagino and Chase Kalisz will be among those vying to fill the void left by the absence of the two men who have won the last seven world championships in the 200 IM.