WATCH: All the World Records from 2022 Worlds

by Riley Overend 6

July 12th, 2022 Race Videos, Video


Three world records were set across the eight days of pool swimming at the 2022 FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, slightly down from the five world records broken during the 2019 edition. You can watch all the races here below:

Day 3

Men’s 100 Backstroke – Finals

  1. Thomas Ceccon (ITA), 51.60 WR
  2. Ryan Murphy (USA), 51.97
  3. Hunter Armstrong (USA), 51.98
  4. Yohann Ndoye Brouard (FRA), 52.50
  5. Apostolos Christou (GRE), 52.57
  6. Ksawery Masiuk (POL), 52.75
  7. Ryosuke Irie (JPN), 52.83
  8. Robert Glinta (ROU), 53.63

With a mustache no less, Thomas Ceccon absolutely annihilated the world record in the men’s 100 backstroke by a quarter of a second with a blazing time of 51.60. The 21-year-old Italian shattered Ryan Murphy‘s previous mark of 51.85 set at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

Day 4

Men’s 200 Butterfly – Finals

  1. Kristof Milak (HUN), 1:50.34 WR
  2. Leon Marchand (FRA), 1:53.37
  3. Tomoru Honda (JPN), 1:53.61
  4. Noe Ponti (SUI), 1:54.29
  5. Luca Urlando (USA), 1:54.92
  6. Tamas Kenderesi (HUN), 1:55.20
  7. Alberto Razzetti (ITA), 1:55.52
  8. James Guy (GBR), 1:55.54

Kristof Milak electrified the home crowd with an unbelievable performance in the men’s 200 butterfly, breaking his world record and winning Hungary’s first gold of the competition. Milak finished in a time of 1:50.34, breaking his 2019 mark of 1:50.73 and putting himself more than a second clear of anyone else in history. The only other swimmer to break 1:52 is Michael Phelps, who was 1:51.51 in 2009.

Day 7

Mixed 4×100 Freestyle Relay – Final

  1. Australia, 3:19.38 WR
  2. Canada, 3:20.61
  3. United States, 3:21.09
  4. Great Britain, 3:22.44
  5. Netherlands, 3:24.24
  6. Brazil, 3:24.78
  7. Italy, 3:25.83
  8. China, 3:26.92

The Australians dealt the U.S. its first-ever defeat in the event and snatched the world record in the process, as they posted a time of 3:19.38 in the mixed 400 freestyle relay. The Aussie quartet of Jack Cartwright (48.12), Kyle Chalmers (46.98), Madi Wilson (52.25) and Mollie O’Callaghan (52.03) combined to down the previous world record by two one-hundredths of a second, winning gold by over a second.

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1 year ago

I know this doesnt have anything to do with this topic but, does anyone know whats up with Dressel? He just withdrawed out of WC’s and hasnt said anything since then. I know he prefers to be quiet about his health issues (aka 2018 motorcycle accident) but this is strange to say the least. I really hope he is doing well

Emily Se-Bom Lee
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1 year ago

dressel’s motorcyle accident was in late june and it didn’t become public knowledge until pan pacs finished. that was a 6 week wait for something that didn’t require a test result of any kind, and it wasn’t even a withdrawal. given that it’s only been 3 weeks since he withdrew (half the time he took to go public in 2018), I’d wait at least 3 weeks before speculating any further

Last edited 1 year ago by Emily Se-Bom Lee
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1 year ago

To be honest, a video of Milak playing games with Julian in the semi final would’ve been more fun to watch than his WR

1 year ago

Hopefully Hungary will have a final in this type of relay in the next few years with Milák, Németh Nándor and the upcoming junior swimmers (Pádár and Molnár).

1 year ago

When you watch Milak’s 2fly, you just have to say ‘what a thing of beauty’! His stroke mechanics are flawless and his pacing was almost perfect – he got a bit tired at the end and floated into the wall – Who cares! A world record and a swimmer in a class by himself. Paris 2024 will be very exciting!

About Riley Overend

Riley is an associate editor interested in the stories taking place outside of the pool just as much as the drama between the lane lines. A 2019 graduate of Boston College, he arrived at SwimSwam in April of 2022 after three years as a sports reporter and sports editor at newspapers …

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