Held lowered his own PR and U.S. Open record from Wednesday morning prelims by .04 seconds, the third-fastest swim in the world this year.
The men’s 100 free will be a dogfight among many athletes to secure their top 6 spot for the national team roster.
Today’s morning session begins with heats of the 200 fly and 100 free, and timed finals of the women’s 800 free and men’s 1500 free.
Day 1 prelims will feature six events: the men’s and women’s 200 butterfly, men’s and women’s 100 freestyle, the women’s 800 free, and men’s 1500 free.
Worlds is over. Take a breath. Did you take a breath? OK, good. Now it’s time for the 2019 U.S. Nationals, where all eyes will be on Ryan Lochte’s return.
Licon only swam one other event at the meet – the 200 breast, where he stunned with an impressive 2:08.
Coming off of a monster NCAA season, Dean Farris was relatively unproven in LCM. His 47.0 relay split at WUGs has changed the conversation.
Most interestingly for Texas, swimmers John Shebat, Tate Jackson, and Jeff Newkirk are entered in the meet.
The USA is 4-4 so far in relays, and will be looking for relay sweeps on the final day of competition at the 2019 World University Games.
Night 5 of the World University Games will feature 9 events, including finals of the men’s 800 free, women’s 200 breast, men’s 100 free, and women’s 100 fly.
Team USA swept the silvers and picked up one gold while South Africa came away with two more gold medals on day 5 of WUGs.
After breaking the meet record in prelims of the 100 back, Katharine Berkoff will look to pick up her first major international gold tonight.
Kanako Watanabe won the 100/200 breast in 2017, but Tatjana Schoenmaker won the 100 breast yesterday. They’ll compete in the longer event starting today.
Veronica BURCHILL, Claire RASMUS, Catie DELOOF, and Gabby DELOOF broke the meet record in the women’s 4×100 free at XXX Summer Universiade.
Zach Apple moved from 8th to 7th on the all-time list of 100 freestylers after blasting a 47.79 leadoff on the men’s 400 free relay at WUGs.