Watch Katie Ledecky Win 5th Consecutive Title in the 800 Free (Day 7 Race Videos)

2022 FINA WORLD AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Night 7 of action at the 2022 World Championships in Budapest saw many monumental swims. In the 50 butterfly, Sarah Sjostrom won her 4th consecutive gold medal in the event, making herself one of only a handful of swimmers to win 4 consecutive gold medals in the same event at the World Championships. With her achievement, she joins the list that includes Katinka Hosszu (200 IM), Katie Ledecky (800 freestyle), Ryan Lochte (200 IM), Sun Yang (400 Freestyle), and Grant Hackett (1500 Freestyle). Ledecky meanwhile, extended her win streak in the 800 freestyle to 5 consecutive World Championships. That made her the first swimmer to ever win 5 consecutive World Championships in the same event. 

Ben Proud won the men’s 50 freestyle, marking his first World Championship title in that event. Likewise, Kaylee McKeown won her first World Championships title in the women’s 200 backstroke by .04 over American Phoebe Bacon

To close out the night, the Australians downed the World Record in the mixed 4×100 freestyle relay, taking down the US’ record of 3:19.40 by .02 seconds. They also handily won the heat over the United States and Canada. 

WOMEN’S 50 BUTTERFLY – FINAL

Will update when video is available.

Top 8:

  1. Sarah Sjostrom (SWE), 24.95
  2. Melanie Henique (FRA), 25.31
  3. Zhang Yufei (CHN), 25.32
  4. Farida Osman (EGY), 25.38
  5. Claire Curzan (USA), 25.43
  6. Torri Huske (USA), 25.45
  7. Marie Wattel (FRA), 25.79
  8. Maaike de Waard (NED), 25.85

MEN’S 50 FREESTYLE – FINAL

  • World Record: 20.91, Cesar Cielo (BRA) – 2009 Brazilian Championships
  • Championship Record: 21.04, Caeleb Dressel (USA) – 2019 World Championships
  • 2021 Olympic Champion: Caeleb Dressel (USA) – 21.07
  • 2019 World Champion: Caeleb Dressel (USA) – 21.04

Top 8:

  1. Ben Proud (GBR), 21.32
  2. Michael Andrew (USA), 21.41
  3. Maxime Grousset (FRA), 21.57
  4. Szebasztian Szabo (HUN), 21.60
  5. Josh Liendo (CAN), 21.61
  6. Lorenzo Zazzeri (ITA), 21.81
  7. Lewis Burras (GBR), 21.83
  8. Kristian Gkolomeev (GRE), 21.89

WOMEN’S 50 FREESTYLE – SEMI-FINALS

  • World Record: 23.67, Sarah Sjostrom (SWE) – 2017 World Championships
  • Championship Record: 23.67, Sarah Sjostrom (SWE) – 2017
  • 2021 Olympic Champion: Emma McKeon (AUS), 23.81
  • 2019 World Champion: Simone Manuel (USA), 24.05

Will update when video is available.

Top 8 Qualifiers:

  1. Kasia Wasick (POL), 24.11
  2. Sarah Sjostrom (SWE), 24.15
  3. Meg Harris (AUS), 24.39
  4. Erika Brown (USA), 24.59
  5. Anna Hopkin (GBR) / Zhang Yufei (CHN), 24.60
  6. Torri Huske (USA), 24.63
  7. Julie Kepp Jensen (DEN), 24.86

WOMEN’S 50 BREASTSTROKE – SEMI-FINALS

Will update when video is available.

Top 8 Qualifiers:

  1. Benedetta Pilato (ITA), 29.83
  2. Ruta Meilutyte (LTU), 29.97
  3. Lara van Niekerk (RSA), 29.99
  4. Tang Qianting (CHN), 30.10
  5. Eneli Jefimova (EST), 30.24
  6. Jhennifer Conceicao (BRA), 30.28
  7. Anna Elendt (GER), 30.30
  8. Lilly King (USA), 30.35

MEN’S 100 BUTTERFLY – FINAL

Top 8:

  1. Kristof Milak (HUN), 50.14
  2. Naoki Mizunuma (JPN), 50.94
  3. Josh Liendo (CAN), 50.97
  4. Michael Andrew (USA), 51.11
  5. Matthew Temple (AUS), 51.15
  6. Simon Bucher (AUT), 51.28
  7. Jakub Majerski (POL), 51.35
  8. Noe Ponti (SUI), 51.51

WOMEN’S 200 BACKSTROKE – FINAL

  • World Record: 2:03.35, Regan Smith (USA) – 2019 World Championships
  • Championship Record: 2:03.35, Regan Smith (USA) – 2019 World Championships
  • 2021 Olympic Champion: Kaylee McKeown (AUS) – 2:04.68
  • 2019 World Champion: Regan Smith (USA) – 2:03.35

Top 8:

  1. Kaylee McKeown (AUS), 2:05.08
  2. Phoebe Bacon (USA), 2:05.12
  3. Rhyan White (USA), 2:06.96
  4. Margherita Panziera (ITA), 2:07.27
  5. Kylie Masse (CAN), 2:08.00
  6. Peng Xuwei (CHN), 2:09.13
  7. Dora Molnar (HUN), 2:10.08
  8. Katalin Burian (HUN), 2:10.37

MEN’S 50 BACKSTROKE – SEMI-FINALS

  • World Record: 23.71, Hunter Armstrong (USA) – 2022 U.S. Trials
  • Championship Record: 24.04, Liam Tancock (GBR) – 2009 World Championships
  • 2019 World Champion: Zane Waddell (RSA), 24.43

Will update when video is available.

Top 8 Qualifiers:

  1. Justin Ress (USA), 24.14
  2. Hunter Armstrong (USA), 24.16
  3. Apostolos Christou (GRE), 24.39
  4. Thomas Ceccon (ITA), 24.46
  5. Ksawery Masiuk (POL), 24.48
  6. Robert Glinta (ROU), 24.54
  7. Isaac Cooper (AUS), 24.60
  8. Ole Braunschweig (GER), 24.61

WOMEN’S 800 FREESTYLE – FINAL

Top 8:

  1. Katie Ledecky (USA), 8:08.04
  2. Kiah Melverton (AUS), 8:18.77
  3. Simona Quadarella (ITA), 8:19.00
  4. Leah Smith (USA), 8:20.04
  5. Li Bingjie (CHN), 8:23.15
  6. Isabel Gose (GER), 8:23.78
  7. Eve Thomas (NZL), 8:30.37
  8. Viviane Jungblut (BRA), 8:37.04

MIXED 4×100 FREESTYLE RELAY – FINAL

  • World Record: 3:19.40, United States (Dressel, Apple, Comerford, Manuel) – 2019 World Championships
  • Championship Record: 3:19.40, United States (Dressel, Apple, Comerford, Manuel) – 2019
  • 2019 World Champion: United States (Dressel, Apple, Comerford, Manuel), 3:19.40
  • Relay Lineups

Top 8:

  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

 

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Gill
5 months ago

It would be great if we in Australia could actually view the videos you post – instead we get “video not made a available in your country”.

Elen
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5 months ago

Vpn USA

PBJSwimming
5 months ago

The 100M butterfly video was among the best crowd videos that I have seen in a while. That was probably a better view than we will get from any of the major outlets.

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