Italian swimmer Thomas Seko set a new world record of 51.60 seconds in the men’s 100m backstroke on the third day of the 19th FINA The world Championship here.
Former world record holder American Ryan Murphy, who swam the world’s best 51.75 at the 2016 Rio Olympics at that time, won silver at 51.97 and his compatriot Hunter Armstrong won bronze at 51.98 late Monday night.
According to Xinhua, Italy won three gold medals as Benedetta Pilato defeated Germany’s Anna Allendt (1: 05.98) and Lithuania’s Ruta Meluitite (1: 06.02) in the women’s 100m breaststroke at 1: 05.93.
Giorgio Minissini and Lucrezia Ruggiro added one more gold for Italy in the mixed doubles technical with a score of 88.5734 points, while Japan’s Sato Tomoka and Sato Yotaro finished second with 85.8086 points. China’s Shi Haoyu and Zhang Yiao won bronze with 84.8232 points.
Katie Ledecky of the United States won her second gold of the tournament at 15: 44.89, the fastest swim in the women’s 1,500m freestyle at 15: 30.15, clearly away from her fellow American Katie Grimes. The bronze medal went to Australian swimmer Lani Palister in 15: 48.96.
Reagan Smith Won one more gold medal as she finished 58.22 in the women’s 100m backstroke for first place, followed by Kylie Mass of Canada with 58.40 and Claire Curzon of the United States with 58.67.
In the men’s 200m freestyle event, Romania won gold thanks to the performance of David Popovici, who swam 1: 43.21, beating Hwang Sunwu of South Korea 1: 44.47 and Tom Dean of Britain 1: 44.98.
In the women’s team free combination, Ukraine Japan (93.5667 points) and Italy (92.0333) are ranked first with 95.0333 points.