Daily Review - 15th July
Open water swimming – Men’s 5km
Marc-Antoine Olivier (FRA) became the first French man to win a world title in open water swimming. Olivier had claimed bronze in men's 10km at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Mario Sanzullo (ITA) took silver and gave Italy its 10th medal in men's 5km event at the World Championships. Germany was the only country to win more medals in this event (12). Timothy Shuttleworth (GBR) claimed the first bronze medal for Great Britain in open water swimming at the World Championships. Great Britain had already won gold (2) and silver (4) medals in open water events.
Synchro swimming - Solo Technical
Svetlana Kolesnichenko (RUS) won her 13th gold medal in synchro swimming at the World Championships, and her first one in an individual event. Ona Carbonell (ESP) took silver to claim her 21st medal in synchro swimming at the World Championships. Only Russia's Svetlana Romashina (RUS, 22) and Natalia Ishchenko (RUS, 22) have won more medals. Anna Voloshyna (UKR) claimed her fifth medal, all bronze. This was her first medal in the solo technical, after finishing fourth in this event in 2013 and 2015.
Diving - 10m Platform Synchro Mixed
Lian Junjie (CHN, 3 November 2000) became the first man born after 1 January 2000 to win a medal in diving at the World Championships. His current diving partner Ren Qian (CHN, 20 February 2001) became the first woman born in this century to win a medal when she took silver in women’s 10m platform in 2015. Hyon II Myong (bronze) became the first man from DPR Korea to claim a World Championship medal in diving.
Diving – Women’s 1m Springboard
Maddison Keeney (AUS) became the second world champion in this event representing Australia after Irina Lashko (AUS) won in 2003. That year was the last time China failed to make it to the podium in this event. Chen Yiwen (CHN) finished fourth. Nadezhda Bazhina (RUS) claimed silver, the best Russian result in this event since Yulia Pakhalina (RUS) won the world title in 2009. With Elena Bertocchi (ITA) claiming the bronze medal, Italy is the only country with at least one medal in this event from the last four editions (including 2017).
Diving – Men’s 3m Springboard Synchro
Ilya Zakharov (RUS)/Evgeniy Kuznetsov (RUS) became the first non-Chinese winners of this event since the victory of fellow Russians Dobroskok and Sautin in 2003. Xie Siyi (CHN) and Cao Yuan (CHN) finished second which was the second time when China did not clinch gold. Illya Kvasha (UKR) and Oleg Kolodiy (UKR) are the first Ukrainian medallists in this event at the World Championships.