Lilly King vs Yulia Efimova is one of swimming’s greatest rivalries with two of its most colorful personalities in the sport.
Annie Lazor won’t be swimming at Worlds. With it being unclear whether Yulia Efimova, the defending World Champ, is swimming it — can the winner beat Lazor?
Satomi Suzuki (above) knocked off the defending champion Shi Jinglin in the women’s 100 breaststroke, and took her record as well.
Indiana postgrad Zane Grothe, the American Record holder in the short course 500 free, will compete in this morning’s 400 free prelims.
After swimming a best time in the 100 free (48.80) this morning on the back end of his double, Texas postgrad Jack Conger will focus exclusively on the 100 fly tonight. Conger was within a few tenths of teammate Joseph Schooling’s Pool Record in this morning’s prelims.
Sarah Sjostrom is set to make her 2018 TYR Pro Swim Series debut in Atlanta this morning, swimming her signature 100 fly. She’ll take on American star Kelsi Worrell.
Wang Shun followed up his 400m IM victory in Tianjin with a 200m IM win on night 6, while Ning Zetao established himself as the top seed in the men’s 50m freestyle heading into tomorrow night’s final.
Sun Yang claimed his 2nd title of the National Games of China, winning the 200 free in 1:45.15. Controversial swimmer Qiu Yuhan is also making her mark in the women’s version of the event.
Li Bingjie raced her way to the top of the podium in the women’s 400m freestyle on day 2 of the National Games of China, clocking a new national record in the process.
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).
Watch as Russia’s Yuliya Efimova beats the field by over 2 seconds in the final of the women’s 200m breaststroke 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.
You can find links to all of our event-by-event previews and a compilation of our predicted medal-winners here. 2017 FINA…
Lilly King will be the leg that divides the U.S. from the Australians in the women’s 400 medley relay.