Summary of the 3rd day of the Short Course World Championship.
In the first event and final of the day Marco Koch lead the 200m breaststroke from the first meter. It was not a question, he can double the number of his gold medals from Windsor. After winning the 100m, he won the 200m breaststroke as well. Andrew Willis (GB) finished at the second place, and the bronze went to Mikhail Dorinov.
As Brittany Elmslie told, she just came to collect more experiences, and to enjoy swimming. It was a very successful try because she won the 100m freestyle. Ranomi Kromowidjojo got the silver medal, and the most beloved swimmer in this event, the Canadian Penny Oleksiak finished third.
There were excellent swimmers in the final of the 200m backstroke, although it was not surprising that the WR holder Katinka Hosszú won the race without any questions. Her time was over 2 minutes, but it was her fourth gold medal in Windsor! She easily camer over of her main opponents Daryna Zevina, who finished second, and the bronze medallist, the two times Olympic Champion swimmer Emily Seebohm.
Chad Le Clos raced as it fits to a title defender champion! Moreover, he won the race with an incredible WR, which is the first individual one in Windsor. The silver medallist Tom Shields (USA) and the bronze medallist David Morgan (AUS) can be proud of his time, which shows the strength of the final eight in this race.
In the final of the women 800m freestyle. Sincet he beginning of the competition, the two American ladies had their own match in the water. At the end of this two-ladies- shows Leah Smith touched the wall first, Ashley Twichell earned the silver. Six second after the US-finish the bronze medal went to Kiah Melverton (AUS). I
n the final race of the day came one of the most complicated relay, the final of the 4X50m mixed medley relay. The American team won this final as well with championship record, but it does not seem to be so clear until the half of the race. The Japanese team lead for a long time, but at the end they earned the bronze medal, and the Brazilian team won the silver.