BUDAPEST, Hungary — 4 finals, three golds.
Torri Huske, Caeleb Dressel and Alex Walsh all received for the US on the second day of racing on the world swimming championships on Sunday.
Solely Nicolo Martinenghi prevented an American clear sweep because the 22-year-old claimed Italy’s first-ever gold medal within the males’s 100 breaststroke.
“My first medal, a gold medal in my first last on the world championship is one thing particular,” mentioned Martinenghi, who additionally set a nationwide file.
The 19-year-old Huske improved on her personal American file within the girls’s 100 butterfly, clocking 55.64 seconds to complete forward of French swimmer Marie Wattel and China’s Zhang Yufei.
“It is form of surreal. I really feel like I have not actually processed it but,” mentioned Huske, who was 0.29 seconds below the world-record tempo on the 50-meter mark. “I am simply comfortable I went a greatest time greater than the place. On the finish of the day, I simply wish to see that I am enhancing myself.”
Wattel’s 56.14 is a French file. Canada’s Maggie Mac Neil, who received in 2019, and Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom, the 2017 winner, each skipped the race.
Dressel was a half-second off the world file as he took gold within the males’s 50 butterfly with 22.57, forward of Brazilian Nicholas Santos and American teammate Michael Andrew.
“Feels good to get the primary particular person [gold] out of the way in which. It is all the time essentially the most nerve-racking,” mentioned Dressel, who turned the primary American to win back-to-back world titles within the occasion.
Andrew posted a personal-best time to achieve his first medal, and he mirrored on Dressel’s dominance.
“As a lot as he is a teammate, I all the time wish to beat him. It is good having a man like him in quite a lot of the occasions I race as a result of it pushes me to work that a lot tougher,” Andrew mentioned.
Britain’s Benjamin Proud, who was quickest in qualifying, completed 0.51 off the tempo in seventh.
Walsh clocked 2:07.13 within the girls’s 200 medley, the fifth-fastest time ever posted. The 20-year-old American completed 1.44 seconds forward of Australia’s Kaylee McKeown, and 1.78 forward of 16-year-old teammate Leah Hayes, whose time of two:08.91 is a junior world file.
“I’ve had my eyes on that file for some time now and I am so comfortable to lastly get it,” Hayes mentioned.
It introduced the People’ medal tally to 12 altogether — 5 gold, one silver and 6 bronze.
“I forgot what it is wish to have so many individuals within the crowd and I used to be shocked, truthfully, trying up from my race and seeing the stadium was full of individuals,” Walsh mentioned.
The most important cheers of the night had been for hometown favourite Katinka Hosszu, the 2017 and 2019 champion, who positioned seventh in what might be her final worlds at house. Hosszu will probably be 38 when Budapest subsequent hosts the occasion in 2027.
“It is simply such an honor to race Katinka. I’ve actually appeared as much as her all of those years and it was enjoyable,” Walsh mentioned.
Martinenghi took the primary gold of the night within the males’s 100 breaststroke, clocking 58.26 seconds forward of Dutch swimmer Arno Kamminga and American Nic Fink. Fink was quickest over the primary 50 meters however completed 0.39 seconds behind Martinenghi.
Apostolos Christou of Greece set a championship file with 52.09 within the 100 backstroke semifinals. Thomas Ceccon of Italy and Hunter Armstrong of the U.S. had been subsequent quickest.
Germany’s Anna Elendt was quickest within the girls’s breaststroke semifinals, the place world-record holder Lilly King certified in eighth place for Monday’s last.