Team USA On Track To Break Record For Most Medals Won At WUG’s

With one day of competition remaining, Team USA is on track to break the record they set in 2007 for the most medals won at the World University Games. The 2007 US World University Games Team won 27 overall medals, 10 of which were Gold. The head coach of the women’s World University Games team, Ray Looze (Indiana), said that the team’s goal going into finals on day six was to surpass the record for number of Gold medals won at the Games. The team entered day six of the competition with 10 gold medals and 22 overall medals.

“The best U.S. showing ever, came in 2007 when that team won 27 overall medals with 10 gold. The goal in tonight’s final is to surpass the gold total and draw as close to the total medal count as is possible with one day remaining in pool competition.” – Head Coach Ray Looze before Day 6 finals

Shannon Vreeland helped Team USA achieve that goal when she won the women’s 200 freestyle. That was the team’s 11th gold medal and 23rd overall medal. Gold medals from Jacob Pebley in the men’s 200 backstroke and the men’s 4×200 freestyle relay helped push the record even further, moving the gold medal count and record to 13. With one day of competition remaining, the US team has their sights set on breaking the overall record of 27 medals. The team will have several opportunities to get on the podium with eight events remaining.

Below is the swimming medal count after the sixth day of swimming:

Rank
Country
Total
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 USA – United States of America 13 8 4 25
2 JPN – Japan 5 6 7 18
3 CHN – People’s Republic of China 3 2 5
4 AUS – Australia 2 2 5 9
5 RUS – Russian Federation 2 1 4 7
6 BRA – Brazil 2 2
7 ITA – Italy 1 5 4 10
8 GBR – United Kingdom 1 2 2 5
9 UKR – Ukraine 1 1 2
10 KAZ – Kazakhstan 1 1 2
11 CAN – Canada 1 1
11 SRB – Serbia 1 1
13 CZE – Czech Republic 2 1 3
14 BLR – Belarus 1 1 2
15 HKG – Hong Kong, China 1 1
15 KOR – Republic of Korea 1 1
17 IRL – Ireland 1 1
17 SVK – Slovakia 1 1
Total: 33 32 31 96

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The writer formerly known as "Troy Gennaro", better known as Tony Carroll, has been working with SwimSwam since April of 2013. Tony grew up in northern Indiana and started swimming in 2003 when his dad forced him to join the local swim team. Reluctantly, he joined on the condition that …

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