Men’s 100m Breaststroke – Final
Gold: Adam Peaty (GBR), 57.47

Silver: Kevin Cordes (Naperville, Ill./Unattached), 58.79

Bronze: Kirill Prigoda (RUS), 59.05

  1. Cody Miller (Las Vegas, Nev./Badger Swim Club), 59.11

 

Race Notes:

  • Cordes wins his fifth FINA World Championships medal, which now includes one gold, three silver and one bronze.
  • This is the first medal for the U.S. in this event since Brendan Hansen’s gold in 2007, breaking a 10-year medal drought.
  • Cordes lowered his American record during Sunday’s semifinals with a time of 58.64.

Quotes:

Cordes: “It feels great, I didn’t get to swim [this race] in 2015, so I’m definitely excited to start off the meet like this. I’ve built a lot of confidence … especially coming off the Olympic year. Being with Team USA and the training camp kind of gets you right back in it – re-motivated. It’s a great atmosphere.”

 

Cordes (on racing next to Adam Peaty): “It was awesome, you know he’s going to go out fast … you kind of just want to stay right there, and hopefully bring it home. I had really nothing to lose, so I just kind of went for it.”

Women’s 100m Butterfly – Final

Gold: Sarah Sjostrom (SWE), 55.53

Silver: Emma McKeon (AUS), 56.18

Bronze: Kelsi Worrell (Westampton, N.J./Cardinal Aquatics), 56.37

 

Race Notes

  • Worrell wins her first individual FINA World Championships medal after posting a personal-best time.
  • On day one of the world championships, Worrell was a part of the 400m free relay that broke the American Record and won the gold medal.
  • Worrell’s medal is the first in this event since Dana Vollmer’s bronze in 2013; Vollmer also won gold in 2011.

Quotes

Worrell: “It’s just incredible, I’ve just been praying so much after last summer … That was really stressful last night in the semifinal. I knew I had what it takes, but after ninth last year [at the 2016 Olympics], it’s really hard but this race is so good. I’m really thankful, that was an incredible field … I’m just grateful to have gotten my hand on the wall third.”

 

Women’s 200m Individual Medley – Final
Gold: Katinka Hosszu (HUN), 2:07.00

Silver: Yui Ohashi (JPN), 2:07.91

Bronze: Madisyn Cox (Lubbock, Texas/Longhorn Aquatics), 2:09.71

  1. Melanie Margalis (Clearwater, Fla./St. Petersburg Aquatics), 2:09.82

 

Race Notes:

  • Cox wins her first world championships medal in her lone event of the meet.
  • Cox touched in for bronze on the final length and was just off her personal record.
  • Before Cox, Ariana Kukors was the most recent medalist for the U.S. in this event after earning bronze 2011; Kukors also won gold at the world championships in 2009.

Quotes:

Cox: “I’m not too great at the front of my race, so I just had to push that back half … I knew I was going to go for it at the end and go as hard as I could into the wall. This is my first world championships, long course, and I’m happy … this is just another stepping stone, I want to be better, but that time will come and I just have to keep working hard.”

 

Cox (on seeing her bronze finish): “I honestly was a little surprised, that was my goal, but it was still a little surprising to see that when I touched the wall … but I kept to my game plan and my head down.”

 

Men’s 50m Butterfly – Final

Gold: Ben Proud (GBR), 22.75

Silver: Nicholas Santos (BRA), 22.79

Bronze: Andrii Govorov (UKR), 22.84

  1. Caeleb Dressel (Green Cove Springs, Fla./Bolles School Sharks), 22.89
  2. Tim Phillips (Vienna, W. Va./SwimMAC Carolina), 22.38

 

Race Notes

  • This was both Dressel and Phillips’ first individual event final at the world championships.
  • Dressel holds the American record in this event after his semifinal time of 22.76.
  • Team USA has four all-time medals in this event, all silver, with the most recent coming from Eugene Godsoe in 2013.

Quotes

Dressel: “I made one [mistake], and I paid for it. I took a breath that messed me up … messed up my tempo. That’s alright.”

 

Men’s 100m Backstroke – Semifinal
1. Jiayu Xu (CHN), 52.44

  1. Ryan Murphy (Jacksonville, Fla./California Aquatics), 52.95
  2. Matt Grevers (Lake Forest, Ill./Tucson Ford Dealers Aquatics), 52.97

 

Race Notes:

  • Grevers has won the past two medals for the U.S. in this event; he earned bronze most recently at the 2015 world championships and gold in 2013.
  • Murphy set the World record in this event at the 2016 Olympic Games.
  • Grevers and David Plummer went 1-2 at the 2013 FINA World Championships.

Women’s 100m Breaststroke – Semifinal
1. Yuliya Efimova (RUS), 1:04.36

  1. Lily King (Evansville, Ind./Indiana Swimming), 1:04.53
  2. Ruta Meilutyte (LTU), 1:05.06
  3. Katie Meili (Colleyville, Texas/New York Athletic Club), 1:05.48

 

Race Notes:

  • King’s semifinal time was a personal record and less than one tenth off the American record.
  • Meili also swam a personal-record time.
  • Tomorrow night will be the first world championships final for both King and Meili.
  • Rebecca Soni last won gold for the U.S. in this event at the 2011 FINA World Championships, and Jessica Hardy was the most recent medalist after earning bronze in 2013.

Women’s 100m Backstroke – Semifinal
1. Kylie Masse (CAN), 58.18

  1. Emily Seebohm (AUS), 58.85
  2. Kathleen Baker (Winston-Salem, N.C./Team Elite), 59.03
  3. Olivia Smoliga (Glenview, Ill./Athens Bulldog Swim Club), 59.07

 

Race Notes:

  • Both Baker and Smoliga represented Team USA in this event at the 2016 Olympic Games; Baker was a silver medalist, and Smoliga finished sixth.
  • Missy Franklin is the most recent U.S. medalist in this event after she won gold in 2013

Men’s 200m Freestyle – Semifinal
1. Duncan Scott (GBR), 1:45.16

  1. James Guy (GBR), 1:45.18
  2. Yang Sun (CHN), 1:45.24
  3. Townley Haas (Richmond, Va./NOVA of Virginia Aquatics), 1:45.43
  4. Blake Pieroni (Valparaiso, Ind./Indiana University), 1:47.08

 

Race Notes:

  • Haas qualifies for his first individual world championships final.
  • Both Haas and Pieroni were members of the men’s 400m free relay that won gold on Sunday night.

For more expert analysis and insight from the 17th FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, catch Deck Pass Live, right here on usaswimming.org. The show begins approximately one hour after finals. Also, follow our coverage from Hungary on Facebook and Twitter. #DeckPassLive.

 

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