United States Add 2 Golds on Day 3 of WUGs; Maintain Medal Table Lead

2019 World University Games/Summer Universiade – Swimming

  • July 4th-9th, 2019
  • Napoli, Italy
  • LCM (50m)
  • Live Stream: Olympic Channel (in US), Rai Sport (in Italy)
  • Entry Lists & Live Results

The United States added two gold and two bronze medals on Saturday, further extending their lead over the other nations at the 2019 World University Games in Napoli. Japan, South Africa, and Sweden won the three other events.

Saturday’s evening session began with the men’s 1500 freestyle final. Sweden’s Victor Johansson was the victor in 15:01.76, while Italy’s Alessio Occhipinti surged in the second half to moved past USA’s Nick Norman for the silver medal.

USA’s Zach Apple, who had a monster leadoff on the men’s 400 free relay on Day 1, held off a fast-charging Nikolay Snegirev (RUS) to win the men’s 200 freestyle, 1:46.80 to 1:46.97. Italy’s Stefano DiCola took third.

South Africa scored its second gold medal when Tatjana Schoenmaker won the women’s 100 breast by nearly a body length, clocking a 1:06.42. Japan claimed both silver and bronze with strong performances from Mai Fukasawa and Kanako Watanabe.

The second gold for Team USA came from Gabby DeLoof, whose 54.76 was the top time in the 100 free by .28. Germany’s Lisa Hoepink slipped by Veronica Burchill (USA) to take silver by .01.

The final gold medal of the evening went to Japan’s Juran Mizohata, whose stunning surge over the final 20 meters gave him a 1:58.88-to-1:59.28 victory over Joe Litchfield (GBR) in the 200 IM final. Taiwan’s Wang Hsing-Hao placed third.

Day 3 Medal Table

Place Nation Gold 🥇 Silver 🥈 Bronze 🥉 Total Rank by Total
1 United States 7 2 3 12 1
2 Japan 2 4 2 8 2
3 South Africa 2 0 0 2 5
4 Russian Federation 1 2 1 4 4
5 tie Australia 1 0 0 1 7 tie
5 tie Sweden 1 0 0 1 7 tie
7 Italy 0 2 4 6 3
8 Great Britain 0 1 1 2 6
9 tie Brazil 0 1 0 1 9 tie
9 tie France 0 1 0 1 9 tie
9 tie Germany 0 1 0 1 9 tie
12 tie Belarus 0 0 1 1 12 tie
12 tie South Korea 0 0 1 1 12 tie
12 tie Taiwan 0 0 1 1 12 tie
Totals   14 14 14 42

 

 

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gator
2 years ago

Way to go USA – bringing home the hardware!!!

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  gator
2 years ago

and its only the beginning of the summer Big meets …..Oh MY

Philip Johnson
2 years ago

If she swam for any other country, she would be a shoe-in for an Olympic spot.

Sunny Cal
Reply to  Philip Johnson
2 years ago

Who do you mean by “she”??

Tomek
Reply to  Sunny Cal
2 years ago

Most likely Berkoff

Sunny Cal
Reply to  Tomek
2 years ago

Berkoff not even mentioned in the article thou??

Philip Johnson
Reply to  Philip Johnson
2 years ago

Berkoff my bad, commented on the wrong article.

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  Philip Johnson
2 years ago

u are right anyway Philip

Really
2 years ago

Aussies have the same number of medals as….Taiwan…and Belarus….

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Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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