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Preview to Day 6 Swimming
- Updated: July 28, 2023
The top news-of-note and athlete performance statistics leading into the Day 6 evening swimming finals medal events at the World Aquatics Championships – Fukuoka 2023.
Women’s 100 Freestyle – Final
0.85 seconds separate the field for the final (52.82 – 53.67)
6 countries are represented in this final (SWE, USA, HKG, NED, AUS, CHN)
Mollie O’Callaghan (AUS) won the 200 Freestyle title earlier at these championships. She could become the first women to ever sweep the 100/200 titles at the same World Aquatics Championships
Emma McKeon (AUS) won gold in this event at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games
A swimmer from AUS has won the World Aquatics Championships title in this event in 3 of the last 5 meets: Mollie O’Callaghan (22) Bronte Campbell (15) Cate Campbell (13)
Women’s 200 Breaststroke – Final
2.85 seconds separate the field for the final (2:21.31 – 2:24.16)
7 countries are represented in this final (LTU, DEN, USA, RSA, NED, AUS, CAN)
Top seed Tatjana Schoenmaker (RSA) won gold in this event at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games
4TH seed Lilly King (USA) won 2022 World Aquatics Championships title in this event.
7th seed Kotryna Teterevkova (LTU) is the only swimmer from Lithuania to reach a final in this event at the World Aquatics Championships. She was 5th in this event at the 2022 World Aquatics Championships in this event.
Kate Douglass (USA) won the 200 Individual Medley title earlier at these championships.
Men’s 200 Backstroke – Final
1.43 seconds separate the field for the final (1:55.85 – 1:57.28)
7 countries are represented in this final (JPN, FRA, HUN, SUI, USA, AUS, ESP)
Ryan Murphy (USA) won gold in the 100 Backstroke early at these championships. The last swimmer to win both the 100/200 Backstroke at the same World Aquatics Championships was Mitch Larkin (AUS) in 2015.
Top seed Roman Mityukov (SUI) is the only swimmer from Switzerland to reach a final at the World Aquatics Championships in this event.
No swimmer from SUI (male or female) has won a World Aquatics Championship title in an individual before.
This is the second World Aquatics Championships in a row that HUN has had 2 swimmers in the final. At the 2022 Championships Adam Telegdy – 6th and Benedek Kovacs – 8th
Men’s 200 Breaststroke – Final
2.23 seconds separate the field for the final (2:07.27 – 2:09.50)
6 countries are represented in this final (ISL, NED, USA, AUS, CHN, JPN)
Qin Haiyang (CHN) has already won the 50 and 100 Breaststroke titles at these championships. No swimmer has ever swept the 50, 100, and 200 Breaststroke titles at the same championships.
Zac Stubblety-Cook (AUS) is the current World Record holder in this event and won gold at the 2022 World Aquatics Championships and 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
Anton McKee (ISL) is the only swimmer from Iceland to ever reach a final in the event at the World Aquatics Championship. He was 6th in this event at the 2022 World Aquatic Championships. He is one of two total swimmers entered in these championships for Iceland.
The USA has 2 swimmers in this final. The last swimmer from the USA to medal in this event at a World Aquatics Championships was Kevin Cordes in 2015 (Silver).