The United States demonstrates its dominance after the second round of the world swimming | Sports

Budapest (AFP) – Four finals and three golds.

Tori Husky, Caleb Dressel and Alex Walsh climbed to the top of the podium for the United States on day two of the FINA Swimming World Championships on Sunday.

Niccol Martinini avoided the American monopoly when the 22-year-old Italian gave his country an unprecedented gold in the men’s 100m breaststroke.

“My first medal and being a gold, in my first World Championship final, is something special,” said Martinini, who set a national record.

Hosk, 19, broke her national record in the women’s 100 butterfly in 55.64 seconds to beat France’s Marie Wattel and China’s Zhang Yufei. Wattel set a national record with a time of 56.14.

“It’s kind of surreal. What I’m looking for is to keep getting better,” said Hoss, who was 29 hundredths from the world record halfway through the race.

Canada’s Maggie McNeill, who was crowned in 2019, and Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom, queen in 2017, both passed the test.

Dressel came within half a second of the world record when he won gold in the men’s 50 butterfly class with a time of 22.57, ahead of Brazilian Nicolas Santos and compatriot Michael Andrew.

“It’s a nice feeling to get your first (a gold medal). It’s the most stressful thing,” said Dressel, the first American to repeat the world champion title in that event.

Briton Benjamin Proud, who was the fastest in qualifying, slipped 51 parts and sank seventh.

Martinenge scored a personal best of 58.26 seconds to beat Dutchman Arno Kamenga and American Nick Fink.

Walsh clocked 2:07.13 in the women’s 200 medley, the fifth fastest time in history. The 20-year-old American beat Australia’s Kylie McKeown by 1.44 seconds, and her 16-year-old compatriot Leah Hayes, whose time of 2:08.91 beat a small world record by 1.78 seconds.

The United States has won 12 medals in its harvest – five golds, one silver and six bronzes.

In the semi-finals of the men’s 100 breaststroke race, Greek Apostolos Christou set a world record with a time of 52.09. He was accompanied by Italian Thomas Ciccone and American hunter Armstrong.

Germany’s Anna Elendt was fastest in the semi-finals of the Women’s 100 Breaststroke. American world record holder Lily King qualified for the eighth place in Monday’s final.

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