2022 FINA WORLD AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS
The United States remains the overall leader on the medal table with no signs of slowing down for six days of competition here in Budapest. Read also : Stephen King’s 10 best books.
Lilly King and Ryan Murphy were the individual winners of the event for the stars n’stripes, with the former topping the podium in the women’s 200m breaststroke, while the latter taking gold in the men’s 200m back.
King’s win makes her only the second woman, along with Russia’s Yuliya Efimova, to have earned gold medals in all 3 breaststroke distances during her World Cup career. For Murphy, although the former Cal swimmer has multiple individual Olympic gold medals, tonight’s 2back win in Budapest marks his first individual gold at the World Championships.
America also won the men’s 4x200m free relay, taking first place by more than 3 seconds ahead of runner-up Australia and bronze medalists Great Britain.
Australia was again a double champion in individual events tonight, with Mollie O’Callaghan taking gold in the 100m free to start the evening, while reigning world record holder Zac Stubblety-Cook was the best man in the 200m chest.
O’Callaghan’s win made the Aussie the youngest winner of the 100m freestyle since 2011, while the ZSC in the 200m chest earned the country the country’s first gold medal in that race.
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About Retta Race
Former Masters swimmer and coach Loretta (Retta) thrives on a non-stop but productive schedule. Today, that means she just completed her MBA while working full time in IT while running the French 75 Boutique, while also providing swimming insights for the BBC.