On the night of redemption for American swimmers, Lily King, Ryan Murphy and the men’s 4 × 200 freestyle team won three more gold medals for the United States at the World Swimming Championships on Thursday.
King atoned for being out of the podium in the 100 breaststroke by winning the 200 breaststroke final for the first time.
“Whenever I have a bad swim, I feel like I have a lot of haters out there. And just to be able to prove them wrong, push me forward, ”King said.
The 25-year-old finished strongly on the clock with a time of 2: 22.41, beating Australia’s Jenna Stroch by 0.63. U.S. So Kate Douglas claimed the bronze
King had previously won gold in the 50 and 100 breaststrokes in the 2017 and 2019 worlds.
King mocked his 10 medals, nine of which are gold medals. Only Caleb Dressel, with 15, has claimed more than 2017.
Murphy won the second gold of the Americans in the men’s 200 backstroke in the evening at 1: 54.52, beating Britain’s Luke Greenbank by 0.64 seconds and fellow Shane Cassas by 0.83.
At 26, Murphy is another related veteran player on the American team. It was his first gold in a word from an individual event, which was added to his four from the relay.
“I think in 2014, I was the youngest person on the team and I had some really good people who were taking us back. And so it’s nice to think I’m in a position to mentor young boys now, “Murphy said.” We’ve got an incredible legacy in swimming in the USA.
The Americans did a bit of makeup in the men’s 4 × 200 freestyle after failing to win a medal for the first time in that race at the Olympics last year.
Drew Kibbler, Carson Foster, Trenton Julian and Kieran Smith were properly bound to finish more than three seconds ahead of the Australian and British teams at 7: 00.24 in Thursday’s final.
“Last year, I knew Drew and Kieran were part of it, it left a bad taste in everyone’s mouth so it feels right to come back and win this year,” Foster said.
The Brazilian team seemed to be claiming a place finish but lacked the ultimate strength of its rivals, with McHort winning silver for Australia and Tom Dee bronze for Britain, the country’s 100th medal in the world.
“It’s a wonderful achievement,” said Dean’s teammate James Guy. “And it’s really great that we delivered it. I’m so happy about this.”
The Australians claimed the other two golds at the Duna Arena in Budapest on Thursday.
18-year-old Molly O’Callaghan took first place in the women’s 100 freestyle with a time of 52.67 seconds to beat world record holder Sarah Sjostrom by 0.13 seconds.
It is O’Callaghan’s first world title, while Sjöström won her 17th individual medal in the world, second only to Michael Phelps with 20. Sjöström’s record was the fifth medal in the 100th in the world, but the Swedish swimmer never won gold.
“Still, I’m happier with (the medal) than ever before because I’m competing against such young women around me so I’m the most experienced in the finals here,” the 28-year-old said. “It was a great competition.”
American Tori Haske, 19, claimed bronze to become the first swimmer to win four medals in the Hungarian capital this week.
Canada’s Penny Oleksiak, the 2016 Olympic champion when she was 16, finished fourth.
Defending champion Simon Manuel was involved in several notable absences from the race, including Siobhan Haughe, Shayna Jack, Emma McConnell and Kate Campbell.
World record holder Zac Stablety-Cook won the men’s 200 breaststroke 2: 07.07, 1.31, ahead of Yu Hanaguruma of Japan and Eric Person of Sweden, who finished second. Person is the first Swedish person to win a medal in the world since 2007.
“Plan? Honestly, I didn’t really have one, I just tried to swim as fast as I could,” Person said.