Xu Jiayu set a new Championship Record in the semi-finals of the men’s 100 back in a time of 52.17, lowering Aaron Peirsol’s 2009 mark of 52.19.
Adam Peaty, Sarah Sjostrom, and Katinka Hosszu will all be chasing down repeat world titles in their respective events.
Day 2 prelims of the 2019 FINA World Championships features: the women’s and men’s 100 backstroke, women’s 100 breast, men’s 200 free, and women’s 1500.
Nelle Batterie del Day2 Passano Margherita Panziera, Martina Carraro, Arianna Castiglioni, Simone Sabbioni, Filippo Megli e Simona Quadarella
Guilherme Guido set a new South American Record in the men’s 100 backstroke, clocking a time of 52.95 to lower his old mark of 53.09.
Prelims of the men’s 200 freestyle, men’s 100 backstroke, women’s 1500 freestyle, women’s 100 backstroke, and women’s 100 breaststroke will take place today.
Retired Frechman Camille Lacourt leaves behind the 2019 title open up for grabs among Russians Kliment Kolesnikov and Evgeny Rylov and Romanian Robert Glinta.
Gwangju sets the stage for a battle between the USA’s Olympic champion Ryan Murphy and Russia’s defending World champion Evgeny Rylov in the 200 back.
Ryan Murphy beat Xu Jiayu in 2016. Xu won in 2017. Murphy had the fastest time in 2018. Xu leads the world so far this season.
World Champs gold could come down to strategic lineup decisions in the mixed medley relay, the newest event in the 2020 Olympic program.
2019 FINA WORLD AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS All sports: Friday, July 12 – Sunday, July 28, 2019 Pool swimming: Sunday, July 21…
Yan Zibei tied the 100 breast US Open record and Caeleb Dressel swam the eighth-best performance ever in the 100 fly in Mission Viejo tonight.
Louise Hansson (above) broke the Meet Record in the 50 fly on Sunday morning, while Caeleb Dressel took out the 100 fly mark.
Caeleb Dressel is sticking with the 50/100/200 free and 50/100 fly this weekend in Mission Viejo for the 2019 Swim Meet of Champions.
The final opportunity for Chinese swimmers to nab roster spots for next month’s World Championships is taking place this week.