United States Continues To Lead Medal Table Ahead Of China Through Day 3 Of Worlds


The United States led the medal table yesterday through day 2 and continues to lead through day three. A pair of gold medals tonight helped them stay in the lead as they swept the men’s and women’s 100 backstrokes. Hunter Armstrong won the men’s race while Claire Curzan won gold in the women’s 100 back.

China sits behind the US with five medals, including two gold, as they added gold in the women’s 100 breast and silver in the women’s 1500 free on night 3.

After leading the medal table for the 2023 World Championships in Fukuoka, Australia still has yet to claim a gold medal. Today, Iona Anderson finished behind Curzan in the women’s 100 back. They will look for their first gold tomorrow night as Sam Williamson is the top seed in the men’s 50 breaststroke final.

Lithuania, Spain, Greece, and Hong Kong all earned their first medals on night 4. After winning bronze in the women’s 100 breast, Hong Kong’s Siobhan Haughey will look to win gold in the women’s 200 free as she enters the final as the second seed.

Gold Silver Bronze Total
USA 4 2 2 8
China 2 2 1 5
South Korea 2 0 0 2
Italy 1 2 0 3
Netherlands 1 1 0 2
Germany 1 0 3 4
New Zealand 1 0 0 1
Portugal 1 0 0 1
Australia 0 3 1 4
Canada 0 1 2 3
Great Britain 0 0 1 1
Sweden 0 0 1 1
Lithuania 0 1 0 1
Spain 0 1 0 1
Greece 0 0 1 1
Hong Kong 0 0 1 1


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3 months ago

This is a repeat of an opinion I’ve expressed before. Which did not receive unqualified support. BUT: If this is the “gold medal” table, then (for example), Portugal leads Australia with 1 gold to zero. If this is a “medal table”, then Australia leads Portugal with 4 medals to 1 medal. And this article repeatedly refers to the “medal table”. Furthermore, which country would you suspect has the most power on their team? A country with One gold medal, or a country with 3 silvers and a bronze? Ok, I applaud four medals (while also respect for one gold medal); but I know this is truly just an opinion. But the “medal table” is the exact phrase used throughout this… Read more »

I miss the ISL
3 months ago

With one of the smallest teams at the meet too 😉

3 months ago

Is that a flex for this meet?

3 months ago

I heard that 9Now sorted that medal table by silvers.

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3 months ago

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Reply to  Theloniuspunk
3 months ago

Someone’s still hung up on last year 😥

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Reply to  Swimmer
3 months ago

I’ve seen more people saying cowbell than making medal table joke.

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Anya has been with SwimSwam since June 2021 as both a writer and social media coordinator. She was in attendance at the 2022 and 2023 Women's NCAA Championships writing and doing social media for SwimSwam. Currently, Anya is pursuing her B.A. in Economics and a minor in Government & Law at …

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