L’une des tendances les plus marquantes des courses de natation qui viennent de s’achever aux Universiades de Taipei, a été la réalisation de performances parfois très élevées en séries et (pour le sprint de nage libre) en demi-finales. C’est une constatation récurrente, que font ce qu’intéresse la natation, que cette quasi-obligation de nager vite dès les épreuves qualificatives.
The women’s 200 breast final has five women qualified within eight tenths of a second at the top, led by Japan’s Kanako Watanabe.
Ryan Held will swim the 100 free on day 4 of the World University Games in Taipei.
Gregorio Paltrinieri and Mykhailo Romanchuk will renew acquaintances in the men’s 1500 after going 1-2 at the World Championships.
The USA leads the swimming medal table with 4 medals to Russia’s 2 medals.
Yui Ohashi of Japan will be hunting down gold in the 400 IM after taking the top qualifying time in the prelims.
Follow along for live updates from the first preliminary session of the 2017 World University Games.
“Tokyo is a long way to go but I am thinking about pool and open water, both,” said Gregorio Paltrinieri after winning the men’s 1500m freestyle in Budapest.
Mykhailo Romanchuk unloaded a 14:37.14 1500 to become the 4th fastest performer in history.
Camille Lacourt seeks a three-peat in the men’s 50 back in his final swim.
The Chinese team has released a statement on Sun Yang’s absence from the men’s 1500 heats.
The Ukrainian and Czech records in the men’s 1500 were among those fell on the next to last morning of the 2017 World Championships.
Team USA’s Matt Grevers returns to the pool this morning for the men’s 50 back prelims and will look to set himself up for a shot at another individual medal.
Victor Johansson broke his Swedish 1500 record in 15:05.91.
Lilly King and Katie Meili will be back in action on day 7 in the women’s 50 breast.