O’Callaghan wins 5, Qin Haiyang wins 4 as Australia, China soar, USA falters

SEOUL, South Korea (Yonhap) – As of the morning of the final day of competition at the 2023 World Aquatics Championships, only four gold medals have been won by the United States.China has booked the most gold medals of the Games with 20, while Australia is second with 13.China swept 12 of the 13 gold medals in diving to take a commanding lead in the overall standings, while also performing well in business, surpassing its previous record of 18 gold medals in Budapest 2022.The gold medal standings for business events through 29 days are Australia (13), China (5), USA and France (4+).Unsurprisingly, the most notable athletes of the Games have also come from Australia and China.Through 29 days, five of the seven world records at the Games have been set by Australian athletes.Molly O’Callaghan, 19, broke the world record in the women’s 200-meter freestyle (1:52.85) and shared the record with her Australian teammates in the women’s 400-meter freestyle relay (3:27.96), 800-meter freestyle relay (7:37.50), and the 200-meter medley relay (3:18.83).He also won the 100-meter freestyle in 52.16 to earn five gold medals.O’Callaghan became the first swimmer to win the women’s 100 and 200 freestyle events at a single World Championships, cementing her status as a ‘one-woman freestyle team’. She also booked the most gold medals in Fukuoka.Chinese 카지노사이트 swimming has gone crazy for the ‘new breaststroke powerhouse’ Qin Haiyang, 24.Qin swept the men’s 50-meter (26.29), 100-meter (57.69) and 200-meter (2:05.48) breaststroke events individually, then swam in the 400-meter medley relay final to help China win a quadruple gold.He also set a new world record in the 200-meter breaststroke, racing alongside world record holder Jack Stublett-Cook (24-AUS).Qin Haiyang was not a prominent swimmer on the world stage until last year.But he broke into the world’s center when he set an Asian record of 57.93 in the men’s 100-meter breaststroke at the Chinese Championships in May.In Fukuoka, he upped the ante and finished on the podium four times, including in the team event.Adam Peaty (27-Britain), who holds the world records in the 50 (25.95) and 100 (56.88) meters breaststroke, did not compete at this meet due to a collarbone injury.Qin Haiyang vowed to “break Peaty’s 50-meter and 100-meter breaststroke world records” if she wins gold at the Games.Many international media outlets predicted Qin Haiyang’s dominance in the breaststroke, stating that “Qin Haiyang will fight against Peaty’s records, not Peaty (who is past her prime).”Triple gold medalist Leon Marchand (FRA), 21, was another star of the Fukuoka meet.Marchand won the men’s 400-meter individual medley in 4:02.50, breaking the old world record of 4:03.84 set by Michael “The Emperor” Phelps (38, USA) at the Beijing Olympics in August 2008.Phelps’ record, set in a “full-body” swimsuit that helped him achieve the feat, was shaved off by 1.34 seconds by Marchand, 15 years ater.Marchand won back-to-back individual medley titles in the 400-meter and 200-meter freestyle and the 200-meter butterfly after finishing second in Budapest last year, giving him three gold medals.The U.S. has won fewer gold medals at a World Aquatics Championships than the seven it won in Rome in 1994.Barring a dramatic turnaround on the final day of ompetition in Fukuoka, the U.S. will leave Japan with the fewest number of gold medals.The only athlete to save American pride was the “living legend” Rudecky.Ludecky won her sixth straight women’s 800-meter freestyle title and fifth 1,500-meter title, setting a new world record for most individual gold medals at a world championships (16 – previously held by Michael Phelps, 15) and moving into a tie with artistic swimmer Svetlana Romanina (RUS) for most gold medals by a female athlete, including team events, with 21.

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