2022 FINA WORLD AQUATIC CHAMPIONSHIPS
After 6 days of swimming at the 2022 World Championships, the United States has a stranglehold on the medal table. So far, the Americans have combined for a total of 32 medals, including 14 gold. In fact, almost every swimmer in the US roster has won a medal so far.
So far, only 4 out of 21 women haven’t won any medals in the competition, while only 4 out of 20 men haven’t. A majority of these swimmers still have events to run as well, on the women’s side Phoebe Bacon and Rhyan White still have the women’s 200m backstroke where they are favorites to get on the podium, Emma Weyant still has the 400 individual medley where she won Olympic silver last summer, and Annie Lazor still has the 50m breaststroke and the 4×100 medley relay. Although there are not as many opportunities for the remaining men to win medals, Luke screams could compete in the men’s 4×100 medley relay after Celebrity Dresselcompetition, but this scenario is unlikely.
US swimmers who did NOT medal at the 2022 World Championships (with remaining events):
Total USA List Medals by Athlete:
*swimmer has not won a medal, but still has races to swim
The dominance of the medal table by the United States is nothing new, the nation has led the medal table at every World Championship and Olympic Games since 2001. It is a strong testament to the depth the country has in every event. Even with the noticeable absence of Dressel, who won 8 medals in 2019, the United States is still holding strong in the pool.
During today’s last session, Torri Huske, Lilly King, kate douglas, ryan murphyand Shaine Casas all contributed individual medals for the United States. Notably, King won the gold medal in the women’s 200 breaststroke and Douglass won the bronze medal after recently shifting her focus from the 200 individual medley to the 200 breaststroke.
Both Murphy and Casas had strong performances in the men’s 200m backstroke to also finish 1st and 3rd respectively.
- With his gold medal in the 200m backstroke, ryan murphy won his first individual long course World Championships gold medal after finishing 2nd in the same event in 2019.
- Lilly KingThe 200 breaststroke win makes her the second woman to win the 50, 100 and 200 breaststroke at the World Championships, alongside Russian rival Yulia Efimova.
- Torri Huske placed 3rd in the 100m freestyle, making her the second American in history to win medals in the 100m freestyle and 100m butterfly at the same edition of the World Championships.
- canadian Josh Liendo is chasing her second and potentially third medals of the competition, advancing to the 50m freestyle and 100m butterfly finals.
- Phoebe Bacon and Rhyan White won the 1st and 3rd seeds for the women’s 200m backstroke final. canadian Kylie Masse also made his return for the final in 6th.
- Shortly after the 100 freestyle final, Torri Huske bursts Kelsi Dahlia‘s American record in the 50m butterfly, swimming a time of 25.38. After her race, Huske noted that she changed her breathing pattern to breathing every other stroke during the race, as her trainer Todd DeSorbo noticed it helped her position.
North American Medal Chart through Day 6: