Missy Franklin is off to college in the autumn (or fall as they say across The Pond). She will arrive at Cal the most titled teen and woman in world-swimming-championship history, one gold beyond the tallies of Tracy Caulkins and Libby Trickett; a new journey begins
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Whenever the scoreboard at major international competition doesn’t immediately flash over to the final finishing order, bad news is typically on the way for at least one athlete or nation. So, when giant monitor inside the Palau Sant Jordi went into hiccup mode on the final night of the World Championships, hearts jumped into throats.
Having cracked one world record holder in semis to claim 200m gold, Yuliya Efimova (RUS) repeated the move to take the breaststroke dash crown ahead of Ruta Meilutyte (LTU) 29.52 to 29.59
Be sure to stay with SwimVortex during the morning preliminary session of the 15th FINA World Championships for constant updates as action unfolds. The team here in Barcelona, Craig Lord and John Lohn, will be regularly adding updates to this file throughout the morning from the Palau Sant Jordi. All our loyal readers need to do is refresh their browser to see the latest news. Enjoy the action and the coverage.
When in heats this morning Yuliya Efimova (RUS) shaved 0.02sec off the 29.80 world record held by Trojan teammate Jessica Hardy (USA), it seemed as though dash progress might return to being more measured in the wake of shiny suits. Ruta Meilutye (LTU) had other ideas: 29.48, a mega 0.3sec off the previous standard
Since walking away from the 2012 Olympic Games without the medal he wanted, Cesar Cielo has been on a mission. The Brazilian has spent this year stalking the world title in the 50 freestyle, determined to reclaim the distinction of the fastest man in water. The mission came to a conclusion on Saturday night, and with the result Cielo sought.
South Africa’s Chad Le Clos picked up where Michael Phelps left off two years ago in Shanghai, winning the 100 butterfly to go along with his earlier gold medal in the 200 fly. Having formed a bond with Phelps in London, Le Clos is the clear heir to his sporting hero in the butterfly.
The pressure she might have been feeling before the World Championships got started is gone now, a gold medal in the 100 freestyle serving as a calming influence. Now, Australian Cate Campbell is on a free roll in the 50 freestyle, which is dangerous for a young woman with exceptional talent and the desire to sweep the sprint freestyles.
Morning heats on day 7 at the 15th FINA World Championships with the SwimVortex team here in Barcelona, Craig Lord and John Lohn. On the penultimate morning, Yuliya Efimova dropped a 29.78 world record in the 50m breaststroke
The squad of Conor Dwyer, Ryan Lochte, Charlie Houchin and Ricky Berens came together when it counted and extended the United States’ streak of gold medals in the 800 freestyle relay to five, thanks to a winning time of 7:01.72.