United States Wins 5 of 6 Golds on Day 7 to Grow Worlds Medal Table Lead

2019 FINA WORLD AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Day 7 medal events included the women’s 50 butterfly, men’s 50 freestyle, men’s 100 butterfly, women’s 200 backstroke, women’s 800 freestyle, and the mixed 4×100 freestyle relay.

Rumors of the United States’ demise have been greatly exaggerated, as the U.S. has come roaring back on the medal table of the past two finals sessions, and took gold in five of six opportunities Saturday night.

Of course, American Caeleb Dressel alone tallied three golds on the penultimate night of racing, winning the 50 free, 100 fly, and 4×100 mixed free relay (along with Mallory Comerford, Simone Manuel and Zach Apple). Seventeen-year-old Regan Smith, the newly-minted world record holder, won the 200 back, and Katie Ledecky returned from illness to grind out an 800 win.

Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom picked up the final gold up for grabs Saturday, winning her third-straight 50 fly world title.

DAY 7 MEDAL TABLE:

RANK COUNTRY GOLD SILVER BRONZE TOTAL Rank by Total
1 United States 11 6 5 22 1
2 Australia 5 8 4 17 2
3 Russia 3 6 3 12 3
4 China 3 1 2 6 5 (tie)
5 Italy 3 1 2 6 5 (tie)
6 Hungary 3 0 0 3 8 (tie)
7 Great Britain 2 1 3 6 5 (tie)
8 Canada 2 0 5 7 4
9 Japan 1 2 1 4 7 (tie)
10 Sweden 1 1 2 4 7 (tie)
11 Brazil 0 3 2 5 6
12 South Africa 0 1 2 3 8 (tie)
13 (tie) Germany 0 1 0 1 10 (tie)
13 (tie) Greece 0 1 0 1 10 (tie)
13 (tie) Netherlands 0 1 0 1 10 (tie)
13 (tie) Norway 0 1 0 1 10 (tie)
13 (tie) Switzerland 0 1 0 1 10 (tie)
14 France 0 0 2 2 9
15 Egypt 0 0 1 1 10 (tie)
TOTALS 34 35 34 103

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Myshkin
1 year ago

Dont forget to add Sarah’s gold to the table

DBSwims
1 year ago

Let it be known that Dressel could have been the first person to win 8 gold medals at a world championships but Manuel messed it up in the mixed medley.🤦‍♂️

PK Doesn't Like His Long Name
Reply to  DBSwims
1 year ago

Ian Crocker messed it up. Simone simply had just an okay swim.

Tyson
Reply to  PK Doesn't Like His Long Name
1 year ago

An ok swim her individual was .2 faster cate Campbell had an exceptional relay split yes but Manuel shouldn’t be able to get caught with an almost one and a half second lead she always seems to choke on relays

bobo gigi
Reply to  DBSwims
1 year ago

Please stop comparing to the past. There are unfortunately 2 medley relays added to the WC schedule since 2015.
And one added to OG schedule next year.
“Easier” to win 8 golds. And unfair to compare to MP years.
That’s one of many reasons I hate those medley relays.

Siobhan
Reply to  bobo gigi
1 year ago

Yea…you’re back! Always look forward to your comments!

Daaaave
Reply to  DBSwims
1 year ago

Murph and King got PB splits on that relay, did they?

Murphy is my dad
Reply to  Daaaave
1 year ago

The mixed 4×100 medley? Murphy was 52.46 after going 51.85 in Rio and King was 1:04.95 after her going 1:04.13 in Rio. The US has 3 World Record holders in 100 of stroke distances sonits kind of laughable that they didn’t win that relay

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  Murphy is my dad
1 year ago

loosing is part of the game …Getting records too , and aiming for 8 as well – but it did not go that way

trswimmer2
Reply to  DBSwims
1 year ago

Could assert Lilly messed up the relay since she also went slower than her individual swim?

Wondering
1 year ago

Doubling up the Aussies on golds

samesame
Reply to  Wondering
1 year ago

With 15 times the population ………

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