The United States & Australia Come Up Big On Night Six In Budapest

2022 FINA WORLD AQUATIC CHAMPIONSHIPS

The United States remains the leader of the medal table with no signs of slowing down over the six days of competition here in Budapest.

Lilly King and ryan murphy were the winners of the individual events for the stars and stripes, the former topping the podium in the women’s 200m breaststroke while the latter took gold in the men’s 200m backstroke.

King’s victory makes her the second woman along with Russia’s Yuliya Efimova to win gold medals in all 3 breaststrokes during their World Championship careers. For Murphy, although the former swimmer from California has multiple individual Olympic gold medals, tonight’s victory in Budapest marks his first individual gold medal at the World Championships.

America also won the men’s 4x200m freestyle relay, taking first place more than 3 seconds ahead of second-placed Australia and bronze medalist Great Britain.

Australia were another double champion in the individual events tonight, with Mollie O’Callaghan clinch gold in the 100m freestyle to kick off the evening while holding the reigning world record Zac Stubblety-Cook was the best man in the 200m breaststroke.

O’Callaghan’s victory made the Australian the youngest winner of the 100m freestyle since 2011, while ZSC’s performance in the 200m on the chest clinched the country’s first gold medal at the World Championships. world in this race.

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