Camille Lacourt will look to three-peat in the men’s 50 back at the final meet of his career.
Murphy set the World Record at 51.85 on the 4×100 medley relay leadoff at the Rio Olympics, but Jiayu nearly took it down with a 51.86 at 2017 Chinese Nationals.
Sarah Sjöström has shimmied her way right up to world records in the 50 and 100 free this year, on top of already being a threat to her own 50 and 100 fly WRs.
Get a glimpse into the dryland efforts undertaken by the World Championships squad in this 3-minute video.
The Americans are the front-runners, but there is no margin for error in the mixed medley relay.
Chase Kalisz will contest his best event tonight, the 400 IM, and look to add his name to the U.S. World Championship roster.
Ning Zetao will now train under Aussie coach Matt Brown, the former coach of Emily Seebohm.
Ning Zetao has been left off China’s preliminary World Championship roster.
Xu Jiayu went 51.86 to win the Chinese national 100 back title, coming within .01 of the world record.
On day 8, Wang Shun swept the IMs as he captured the 400 IM title.
Sun, the 1500 free World Record holder, clocked in at 15:04.15. That’s well off his record time of 14:31.02, but still good enough to win by almost 4 seconds
On day 7, Chinese backtroke star Xu Jiayu continued to rewrite the record books with a 24.42 in the 50 back, setting a new Chinese National Record in the process
In the semifinals of the 50 back, Jiayu popped off a 24.42 to set the mark.
On day 6, Chinese backtroke star Xu Jiayu continued to rewrite the record books with a 1:54.03 to win the 200 back, setting a new Chinese National Record in the process.
Jiayu put up a personal best 1:54.03 to win the 200 back, setting a new Chinese National Record in the process.