The United States Wreaks Havoc On Worlds Day 2 Medal Table

2022 FINA WORLD AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

Day two of the 2022 FINA World Championships added several more nations into the mix of medals, with the Netherlands and China among them.

Breaststroking ace Arno Kamminga wrapped up 100m breaststroke silver for the Netherlands while China’s Zhang Yufei earned bronze in the women’s 100m fly.

The United States enjoyed a fruitful set of finals, with Nic Fink collecting bronze in the men’s 100m breast, while Torri Huske nailed a new national record en route to winning the women’s 100m fly. Caeleb Dressel and Michael Andrew went 1 & 3 in the men’s 50m fly to inflict further damage on the medal table while Alex Walsh wrangled up 200m IM gold.

We’ll see how the medal table standings continue to unfold as the meet progresses, however, right now, the stars n’ stripes have three times the number of medals the next closest nation of Australia through two days of competition here in Budapest.

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Guiselle Mora Rojas
5 months ago

Me encanta natacion y sigo cada dia las competencias soy adulta mayo 66 años y voy nadar 2 veces por semana me hace muy feliz

Boknows34
5 months ago

Not even a mention for Hayes?? smh

Oceanian
5 months ago

USA ;wreak havoc’ lmao

How about ‘USA top medal tally as anybody but a fool would have predicted’…

MIKE IN DALLAS
5 months ago

I simply refuse to be bullied into deadening my praise for TEAM USA because swimmer X from OZ or UK or elsewhere is not here! Good Times in the pool are good times, period! And frankly, if you don’t/can’t show up, well the medals DESERVE to go to those who ARE here and paid a heavy price in training to get here! Go, TEAM USA!

Smith-King-Huske-Curzan
Reply to  MIKE IN DALLAS
5 months ago

Preach it, brother!

Sub13
Reply to  MIKE IN DALLAS
5 months ago

Who is telling you you’re not allowed to be happy? Who is bullying you? No one.

This is very reminiscent of those Facebook posts saying “SHARE IF YOU WANT TO STOP JOE BIDEN FROM MAKING IT ILLEGAL TO SAY MERRY CHRISTMAS”. Just fabricate an opposition that is ridiculous so you can make a big point of opposing it.

Be proud. Be happy. But don’t tell other people that you’re better than them because they have different priorities to you.

jamesjabc
Reply to  MIKE IN DALLAS
5 months ago

USA is absolutely killing it. That’s factual. Walsh, Hayes and Huske in particular have been phenomenal. I don’t think anyone is disputing that.

But this World Champs is missing at least one Tokyo medallist in 20/28 Olympic events and 6/7 gold medal relays are missing a key leg. That’s also factual. That doesn’t diminish the achievements of the US swimmers. But it’s just the truth.

To act like the circumstances of this meet aren’t, at the very least, unconventional, is absurd. To act like the USA isn’t one of the only countries prioritising this as their only meet of the year is absurd.

You can be happy about winning but also accept the circumstances and facts of reality. If Tokyo… Read more »

12 plus gold in budapest
Reply to  jamesjabc
5 months ago

The US would’ve won the 200IM and 100 Fly anyway

KatyJ
Reply to  MIKE IN DALLAS
5 months ago

With a population of 332 million USA and China 1.42 Billion should be topping the table.

You would have to combine Germany UK France Italy Spain and The Netherlands to equal that number. Lets see at the end of the competition.

KatyJ
Reply to  KatyJ
5 months ago

USA is more than 12 times the population of Australia!

seton
5 months ago

Damn there are a lot of salty people in the comments and it’s only Day 2 😂

Smith-King-Huske-Curzan
Reply to  seton
5 months ago

We know which fan base is salty!

Sub13
Reply to  seton
5 months ago

Absolutely. You should see SKHC’s salty tantrum tears whenever anyone mentions Comm Games. It’s hilarious

Emily Se-Bom Lee
Reply to  Sub13
5 months ago

or when an australian has any amount of success. they put so much emphasis on winning individual olympic golds, only to say that Emma McKeon is “a fraud” post tokyo

Last edited 5 months ago by Emily Se-Bom Lee
Yozhik
5 months ago

If some eligible to compete at World Championships swimmers decided not to compete for some reason then that is their own decision that shouldn’t be discussed or judged. But if this person doesn’t win at World Championships he/she isn’t a world champion no matter how strong he/she is. And that is the end of the story. If such a person doesn’t care of having such a title it’s absolutely up to him/her. I, for example, don’t care 😀

Last edited 5 months ago by Yozhik
Sub13
Reply to  Yozhik
5 months ago

Totally agree. But the comments are full of people saying that swimmers shouldn’t “be allowed” to skip WCs lol.

Awsi Dooger
Reply to  Yozhik
5 months ago

Some swimmers prefer a world record from earlier this year on top of a gold medal from last year and world championship from 2019

Jason
5 months ago

Should never have been scheduled so close to Comm Games. Given the strength of England, Australia and Canada at the moment, this timing was completely without thought.

Snarky
Reply to  Jason
5 months ago

What’s the Commonwealth Games?

Smith-King-Huske-Curzan
Reply to  Snarky
5 months ago

A Mickey Mouse competition created solely for the benefit of Team GB.

Idh1909
Reply to  Smith-King-Huske-Curzan
5 months ago

There is no Team GB at the Commonwealth Games

Troyy
Reply to  Idh1909
5 months ago

They’re always displaying their ignorance for all to see.

Sub13
Reply to  Snarky
5 months ago

It’s this little event that is watched by about 1000 times as many people as the World Champs

Smith-King-Huske-Curzan
Reply to  Sub13
5 months ago

That is the FIFA World Cup, an event in which a commonwealth nation has not won since 1966.

Steve Nolan
Reply to  Sub13
5 months ago

If not for this website, I would have never heard of the Commonwealth Games.

U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!

Smith-King-Huske-Curzan
Reply to  Steve Nolan
5 months ago

Calendar year 2022. Time for England to choke at another FIFA World Cup. “It’s coming home”. LOL!

Sub13
Reply to  Steve Nolan
5 months ago

That doesn’t surprise me

Tony
Reply to  Sub13
5 months ago

A *very* little event given that unlike the Olympics and WC, most countries aren’t invited.

KatyJ
Reply to  Tony
5 months ago

There are 54 countries competing in a multi sport event.

KatyJ
Reply to  KatyJ
5 months ago

Only 22 countries compete at the PanPacs

Robbos
Reply to  Steve Nolan
5 months ago

That explains you not the Comm games.

pvdh
Reply to  Snarky
5 months ago

a clown exhibition so the brits can feel good about themselves

Sub13
Reply to  pvdh
5 months ago

The Brits never win lol

Siobhan
Reply to  Snarky
5 months ago

Remember this from John Oliver:

Last Week Tonight: Commonwealth Games – YouTube

Last edited 5 months ago by Siobhan
Smith-King-Huske-Curzan
Reply to  Siobhan
5 months ago

Who?

Verram
5 months ago

FINA getting what they wanted .. make the USA feel great about being the super country in the world of swimming .. hope the USA win 40 gold medals in these world champs so we can further emphasise how great they are and all can move on with the fina circus in 6mths time

Smith-King-Huske-Curzan
Reply to  Verram
5 months ago

As opposed to the Commonwealth Games, better known to the rest of the world as the Mickey Mouse Games.

Verram
Reply to  Smith-King-Huske-Curzan
5 months ago

That’s the world champs .. Mickey Mouse is American right lol

Tony
Reply to  Verram
5 months ago

Mickey Mouse can buy and sell you … and the Commonwealth (Games).

Smith-King-Huske-Curzan
Reply to  Verram
5 months ago

Don’t bother to show up at the Summer Olympics or the FINA World Aquatics Championships. It’s the Commonwealth Games or bust.

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