Xu Jiayu

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ASIA: Refugee Swimmer Mardini Fulfills Vow to Return to Budapest

Years ago in Budapest, Mardini and her sister slept in a train station and weren’t staying under favorable conditions. She then promised herself she would return to the city one day, but under different circumstances.

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Relay Lineups: King, Dressel Surprising Additions To U.S. Mixed Medley

Caeleb Dressel will swim the mixed 400 medley relay tonight in Budapest.

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Xu Jiayu Says 100 Back Gold Medal Was Worth The Pain & Suffering

Shedding some tears on the podium, Chinese backstroking champion Xu Jiayu said, “I realized all the pain I suffered to get to this gold medal.”

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2017 FINA World Championships: Day 3 Finals Live Recap

American Ryan Murphy is just one of the mega stars racing tonight in Budapest.

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Race Video: Men’s 100 Back Final with .15 Separating Xu, Grevers, Murphy

Watch as Xu Jiayu earns China’s first-ever World Championships medal in the men’s 100m backstroke, ahead of Matt Grevers and Ryan Murphy.

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Kylie Masse Becomes 1st Canadian Female To Win A Swimming World Title

Kylie Masse won the first Canadian gold medal at the FINA World Aquatics Championships since 2007.

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ASIA: Jiayu Wins China’s 1st 100 Back World Champs Gold Ever

Xu Jiayu is now the first Chinese man ever to win a gold medal in the men’s 100 back at long course World Championships.

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2017 FINA World Championships: Day 3 Finals Preview

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.

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2017 FINA World Championships: Day 2 Finals Live Recap

Several World Record holders will compete in their respective events tonight, including Great Britain’s Adam Peaty in his signature 100 breast.

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2017 FINA World Championships: Day 2 Prelims Live Recap

Follow along with day 2 prelims at the 2017 FINA World Swimming Championships in Budapest.

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2017 FINA World Championships: Day 2 Finals Preview

Katinka Hosszu will go for her first gold medal of these championships in the women’s 200 IM.

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2017 FINA World Championships: Day 2 Prelims Preview

Defending 200 free world champ James Guy will be back in the pool in the heats of his best event on day 2.

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2017 Worlds Previews: Brits Hoping Peaty Can Power Past USA for Gold

You can find links to all of our event-by-event previews and a compilation of our predicted medal-winners here. 2017 FINA…

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2017 Worlds Previews: Rylov to Challenge Murphy in M. 200 Back

While Murphy and Larkin are 2 of the big names that come to mind in the gold medal conversation, Russia’s Evgeny Rylov is definitely in the picture as well.

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The Official SwimSwam 2017 World Champs Preview/Predictions Tracker

Don’t want to miss a single one of our 2017 World Championship event-by-event previews or predictions? We’ve got you covered. Bookmark this page and come back daily for updated predictions and links out to each new event preview.

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