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Team USA won in men's 4x100m medley relay

Team USA won in women's 4x100m medley relay

HOSSZÚ Katinka (HUN) won in women's 400m IM

LACOURT Camille (FRA) won in men's 50m backstroke

SJOSTROM Sarah (SWE) won in women's 50m freestyle

KALISZ Chase (USA) won in men's 400m IM

KING Lilly (USA) won in women's 50m breaststroke

Men's High diving results: 1. Steve Lo Bue (USA) 397.15 2. Michal Navratil (CZE) 390.90 3. Alessandro De Rose (ITA) 379.65

LEDECKY Katie (USA) won in women's 800m freestyle

SJOSTROM Sarah (SWE) just broke the World Record in women's 50m freestyle semi-final



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SUN Yang (CHN), 1:44.39, won the men's 200m freestyle title with Asian record:

"It was a great race especially the last 50 metres were pretty good. It is one of the hardest races for me."

KRASNYKH Aleksandr (RUS), 1:45.23, reached the 3rd place in men's 200m freestyle:

"The last 25m was a huge struggle, I cannot even recall how I touched in. I am really happy about clinching a medal, it is hard to believe I managed to beat the Brits. This is my first medal at a major international event so I am really delighted."

KOZMA Dominik (HUN), 1:45.54, finished 6th place in men's 200m freestyle:

"In the beginning, my emotions were driving me, so much so that I pushed myself too strong. It struck back at 150m when I wanted to accelerate at the turning but I felt I had not enough power to do so. Still, I attempted to do so, I wasted too much energy and it was too hard on my body. Meanwhile, the others were advancing fast. I am definitely not disappointed, I enjoyed swimming a lot, next time I will do better. I won't stop till I break the world record. From the crowd roaring, I could always guess my rank. If the race had been 30m shorter I might have won."

LEDECKY Katie (USA), 15:31.82, defended her title in women's 1500m freestyle:

Katie Ledecky is not available due to the semifinal of women's 200m freestyle.

BELMONTE Mireia (EPS), 15:50.89, won a silver medal in women's 1500m freestyle:

"Katie Ledecky is on another planet, so the goal of the race was to win the silver medal. For me, it is gold!"

QUADARELLA Simona (ITA), 15:53.86, finished 3rd place in women's 1500m freestyle:

"This was my first senior tournament and it's amazing that I can already stand on the podium. I aimed at making it to the final. What happened is just way beyond my imagination, I didn't think I would obtain a medal at all."

KAPÁS Boglárka (HUN), 16:06.27, finished 4th place in women's 1500m freestyle:

"This time smiling is not as easy as otherwise. I gave it all, this is it. If I had quitted the pool thinking I could not manage to do my very best I wouldn't be smiling now, but I know I was fighting hard all throughout the race and it was enough for the 4th place now. The problem was that I started to speed up as early as after the first 2-300m, maybe I should have saved my energy for later. I saw fellow swimmers on the other side leaving me behind but unfortunately, I was not able to keep up with them. I am able to do 20 seconds better than this, which would have been enough for a medal."

KÉSELY Ajna (HUN), 16:22.87, finished 8th in women's 1500m freestyle:

"I felt around 600m that I still have 900m left and I would not be able to make it, so my chance of achieving a good result was lost too early. After the European Junior Championships I was rather exhausted, apparently, the 2 and a half week preparation period for the World Championships was not enough. I hope I will do better on Thursday in the 4x200 freestyle relay and in the 800m on Friday."

PEATY Adam (GBR), 25.95, set a new World Record in men's 50m breaststroke semifinal:

"It was not really on my radar to swim below 26 seconds but I felt good tonight. Let’s see what comes out tomorrow!"

MASSE Kylie Jacqueline (CAN), 58.10, won the World Championships with new World Record in women's 100m backstroke:

"I am really proud of this result, it was quite a surprise for me, I did not even think about touching in world record time, my goal was to break my personal best. Not a hundredth second potential was unlocked in me."

BAKER Kathleen (USA), 58.58, finished 2nd in women's 100m backstroke:

"I was totally lost before the race, but the crowd was great here. It was a fantastic race and now I am excited for my next races here."

SEEBOHM Emily(AUS) 58.59, won a bronze medal in women's 100m backstroke:

"I am so proud to be back on the podium! I could be better if did not get cold, but I am very happy! I am here to swim to do my job and the colour of the medal does not matter."

XU Jiayu (CHN), 52.44, became the World Champion in men's 100m backstroke:

"Of course I am happy about becoming a world champion, yet I am not satisfied with my time, I was aiming at breaking the world record. In the semifinal, I almost made it hence my hopes for the final. Based on the training, I did have the potential and I hope I will make it soon."

GREVERS Matt (USA), 52.48, won a silver in men's 100m backstroke:

"I feel great, even a month ago if somebody said I took the silver I would be OK with it but now I am here, I was in the race, I wanted to win. Usually, I am on the winning side of this close heats. I am inspired to get back to my best. Xu swam really well last night, I knew he gonna go fast, he was between Ryan and I and he did it. It is an incredible atmosphere, beautiful pool, beautiful city, we spend a great time here, really no complaints, everything is easy for the athletes."

MURPHY Ryan (USA), 52.59, finished 3rd in men's 100m backstroke:

"I am not really happy with the result. It is not so super if you are coming out as third"

HOSSZÚ Katinka (HUN), 1:55.98, reached the final with the 5th best time in women's 200m freestyle: 

"It went well. I started off a bit slow but the pace of the entire heat was somewhat slower. Shane was signalling to me that the beginning was not very good. The point is I am in the final with a quite good result, about half a second from my personal best. This year it was my best time, I would like to stand on the podium but even if I just break my personal best I will be content. It would be great to finish better than fifth place, in freestyle I couldn't yet achieve any better placements than that at World Championships. Tomorrow 200m butterfly starts, I need to do well in the morning, as well, so that I might be racing in two finals in the afternoon. I feel quite relieved after the gold yesterday, I enjoyed swimming and racing. It is easy to get used to this amazing crowd, I guess when it all ends we will be reminiscing about and longing for such an encouraging audience so I really want to enjoy every minute of it now. Ledecky is extremely fast, I focus more on my personal best and we shall see where it takes me."

CSEH László (HUN),  1:54.22, reached the final with the second best time:

"The plan was to keep up with Chad le Clos, who started off quite fast but he got exhausted by the end and slowed down. I can be satisfied, really, it is not bad for a second race. I did quite well in the morning, this time it was even better, so far I managed to structure my swimming as I had planned. It would be great to stand on the podium with Tomi but we definitely have to fight hard for it."

KENDERESI Tamás (HUN), 1:54.98, reached the final with the third best time:

"I could feel that fellow swimmers are racing pretty fast, especially in the first half of the race. If I had done better in the first 100m I might not be feeling as good as I am feeling now. I believe my performance was just right, the result is great before the race I hoped to do 1:55.9 in the morning and 1:54.9 in the afternoon and I managed to accomplish what I had planned.  The third best time entitles me for a suitable lane in the final tomorrow, and I am glad about it because this way I will have a better picture of chances. I might call the usual fast sprint at the end my tactic, this is what I have been preparing for in the training and we have structured my swim accordingly. It's no gambling, this tactic proved to be effective earlier, as well and it has worked well this time, too. No doubt, my opponents take my final sprint into account but I am capable of changing strategy. Yet as long as it proves to be effective, I will apply this one. I hope this time tomorrow I will be talking to you with a gold-like colour medal in my neck."

KING Lilly (USA), 1:04.13, won the women's 100m breaststroke with new World Record:

"It is amazing how the world gets faster!I was very very excited at my first world record! I am really excited now what happens next. It will be cleared in my head in the time of getting home!"

MEILI Katie (USA), 1:05.03, finished 2nd in women's 100m breaststroke:

"I reached my time, I was good in my race, so everything is great! I knew it will be a tight race, but I told myself, that I should be happy with any types of results, but the silver medal makes me extra happy! It is always nice to see the US flags in the air!"

EFIMOVA Yulia (RUS), 1:05.05,  got a bronze in women's 100m breaststroke:

"I was very deep into my thoughts and responded a bit late at the start. Yet I am happy with my result because I have the opportunity to race again. The Arena is fantastic. I have never seen anything like this before. The organisation of the World Championships is outstanding, the hotel room is really comfortable and meals are brilliant. Nothing to complain about, the whole World Championships are just perfect."