United States Adds 3 Gold to Win Overall Medal Table with 27 Total, 14 Gold

2019 FINA WORLD AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS – Swimming

At the conclusion of the competition, the United States brings home the most medals overall with 14 gold, 8 silver, and 5 bronze (27 total).

Day 8 ended with more gold for the United States thanks to Simone Manuel in the 50 free, Lilly King in the 50 breast, and the women’s 4 x 100 medley relay. The women’s relay team of Regan Smith, Lilly King, Kelsi Dahlia, and Simone Manuel broke the World Record, setting the mark at 3:50.40. Regan Smith also broke the World Record in the 100 backstroke leading off the relay.

With two more medals, Simone Manuel becomes the first woman to ever win 7 medals at a long course World Championships. Caeleb Dressel also takes home 8 medals: 6 gold, 2 silver.

Hungary only won four medals at this World Championships, but all of them were gold. Katinka Hosszu swept the IMs, while Kristof Milak and Boglarka Kapas claimed the men’s and women’s 200 butterfly golds. Hosszu’s final gold, the 400 IM, came on the final day of competition.

Daiya Seto of Japan swept the men’s IMs, winning his nation it final gold medal of the meet.

Florian Wellbrock won Germany’s first gold of the competition in the men’s 1500.

Zane Waddell got South Africa its first gold with a surprise victory in the men’s 50 backstroke, leaving the silver and bronze medals both to Russia. Russia picked up one more bronze medal in the men’s 4 x 100 medley relay.

Lewis Clareburt got New Zealand on the table with a bronze in the 400 IM, as did Ukraine’s Mykhailo Romanchuk with silver in the 1500.

Day 8 Medal Table – Final Standings:

RANK COUNTRY GOLD SILVER BRONZE TOTAL RANK BY TOTAL
1 United States 14 8 5 27 1
2 Australia 5 9 5 19 2
3 Hungary 4 0 0 4 11 (tie)
4 Russia 3 7 6 16 3
5 Italy 3 2 3 8 4 (tie)
6 China 3 2 2 7 6 (tie)
7 Great Britain 3 1 3 7 6 (tie)
8 Japan 2 2 2 6 8
9 Canada 2 0 6 8 4 (tie)
10 Sweden 1 2 2 5 9 (tie)
11 South Africa 1 1 2 4 11 (tie)
12 Germany 1 1 0 2 13 (tie)
13 Brazil 0 3 2 5 9 (tie)
14 (tie) Greece 0 1 0 1 15 (tie)
14 (tie) Netherlands 0 1 0 1 15 (tie)
14 (tie) Norway 0 1 0 1 15 (tie)
14 (tie) Switzerland 0 1 0 1 15 (tie)
14 (tie) Ukraine 0 1 0 1 15 (tie)
19 France 0 0 2 2 13 (tie)
20 (tie) Egypt 0 0 1 1 15 (tie)
20 (tie) New Zealand 0 0 1 1 15 (tie)
TOTALS 42 43 42 127

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Philip Johnson

Wow, after the first few days, everyone down and out on the US. Then they turned it around.

Smith-King-Dahlia-Manuel

The totals could have been better for Team USA, especially on the women’s side:

King’s disqualification
Lazor’s omission
Ledecky’s illness

samesame

Lots of teams were missing people or had sickness. not just USA

collegeswammer

Yes, we know. Just because somebody made a comment about factors that affected the United States doesn’t mean there weren’t factors that affected other countries…nobody made that implication.

200 SIDESTROKE B CUT

Part of me wonders if this was simply a luck of the draw of the event order and USA’s relative strengths. — 3 of 4 Dressel’s individual gold finals would be contested on Night 5 or later. — Relays are more loaded towards the latter half of the meet. — The breakthroughs, of course, that added to this momentum effect were Simone’s 100/50 FR sweep on Day 6 and 8, and the fact that secret weapon Regan Smith had to hide in a bottle for the first 5 days. — This effect was magnified by KL’s illness in the beginning, some of the near “sure” gold medal chances in the beginning of the meet. — The schedule has most of… Read more »

tm71

At the end of day 4 (halfway) the us was 3 G 3 S 2 B
In the last four days 11 G 5 S 3 B

David

Also a ton of fourth places. Looking good for next year.

Paul Goldberg

Yes the US won more medals than any other country but very few of the Americans swam well in terms of times. Lilly King won the 50 and 100 breast but nowhere near her record times as an example, there was a lot of speculation about her going under 1:04 and maybe approaching 28+ in the 50, not sure how would describe her performance. The men had a terrible meet in the freestyle events other than Dressel winning the 50 and 100 and Pieroni getting 4th in the 100. No No Americans in the final of the 800 or 1500 and Zane Grothe had a bad 400 swim, no Americans made the final of the 200. Regan Smith and the… Read more »

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Reid Carlson originally hails from Clay Center, Kansas, where he began swimming at age six.  At age 14 he began swimming club year-round and later with his high school team, making state all four years.  He was fortunate enough to draw the attention of Kalamazoo College where he went on to …

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