27-year-old Park Tae Hwan is gearing up for his next competition, the South Korean Nationals slated for October 21st to October 26th at the Cheong-ju Indoor Swimming Pool.
“It’s a privilege to be an honorary ambassador for the world championships held in my home country,” Park Tae Hwan said today.
Though many had high hopes for the 2016 Olympic 400 IM champion, Japan’s Kosuke Hagino finished 6th in tonight’s 400 IM final at the 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary.
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.
Lilly King and Katie Meili will be back in action on day 7 in the women’s 50 breast.
Since the first World Championships took place in 1973, Korea has only had 6 swimmers reach the finals. Korean swimmer An Sehyeon made history when she became this first Korean woman to swim in multiple finals.
Park Tae Hwan has scratched the 100 free for day 4 prelims at the 2017 FINA World Championships.
American Ryan Murphy is just one of the mega stars racing tonight in Budapest.
American Lilly King, the reigning 100m breaststroke Olympic champion, will face rival Yuliya Efimova of Russia in what may be the race of the night.
Follow along with day 2 prelims at the 2017 FINA World Swimming Championships in Budapest.
Katinka Hosszu will go for her first gold medal of these championships in the women’s 200 IM.
Defending 200 free world champ James Guy will be back in the pool in the heats of his best event on day 2.
Check out a preview for finals at the World Championships.
Austria’s Felix Auboeck lowered his national record to qualify 1st out of prelims in the men’s 400 free.
Check out a preview of the first preliminary session of the 2017 FINA World Championships.