FINA World Championships: Final Predictions

Column by John Lohn, Swimming World senior writer

BASKING RIDGE, New Jersey, July 21. AS I was packing for my trip to Shanghai in the morning, I sat down and finalized my picks for the World Championships. There are very few changes, the biggest being Jessica Hardy selected to win the 50 breaststroke. When I did my first picks, Hardy had not yet been named to the event for the World Champs. Enjoy the meet.

50 Freestyle
Gold: Ranomi Kromowidjojo
Silver: Britta Steffen
Bronze: Therese Alshammar

100 Freestyle
Gold: Femke Heemskerk
Silver: Britta Steffen
Bronze: Fran Halsall

200 Freestyle
Gold: Federica Pellegrini
Silver: Allison Schmitt
Bronze: Kylie Palmer

400 Freestyle
Gold: Rebecca Adlington
Silver: Federica Pellegrini
Bronze: Camille Muffat

800 Freestyle
Gold: Rebecca Adlington
Silver: Chloe Sutton
Bronze: Kate Ziegler

1500 Freestyle
Gold: Chloe Sutton
Silver: Lotte Friis
Bronze: Kate Ziegler

50 Backstroke
Gold: Aya Terakawa
Silver: Anastasia Zueva
Bronze: Gao Chang

100 Backstroke
Gold: Aya Terakawa
Silver: Natalie Coughlin
Bronze: Anastasia Zueva

200 Backstroke
Gold: Kirsty Coventry
Silver: Elizabeth Beisel
Bronze: Belinda Hocking

50 Breaststroke
Gold: Jessica Hardy
Silver: Rebecca Soni
Bronze: Yuliya Efimova

100 Breaststroke
Gold: Rebecca Soni
Silver: Leisel Jones
Bronze: Yuliya Efimova

200 Breaststroke
Gold: Rebecca Soni
Silver: Yuliya Efimova
Bronze: Amanda Beard

50 Butterfly
Gold: Therese Alshammar
Silver: Sarah Sjostrom
Bronze: Marieke Guehrer

100 Butterfly
Gold: Sarah Sjostrom
Silver: Dana Vollmer
Bronze: Liu Zige

200 Butterfly
Gold: Liu Zige
Silver: Jiao Liuyang
Bronze: Kathleen Hersey

200 Individual Medley
Gold: Ariana Kukors
Silver: Stephanie Rice
Bronze: Yi Shiwen

400 Individual Medley
Gold: Stephanie Rice
Silver: Elizabeth Beisel
Bronze: Li Xuanxu

400 Freestyle Relay
Gold: Netherlands
Silver: United States
Bronze: Australia

800 Freestyle Relay
Gold: Australia
Silver: United States
Bronze: China

400 Medley Relay
Gold: United States
Silver: China
Bronze: Australia

MEN'S PICKS – LOHN

50 Freestyle
Gold: Cesar Cielo
Silver: Fred Bousquet
Bronze: Nathan Adrian

100 Freestyle
Gold: Nathan Adrian
Silver: Cesar Cielo
Bronze: Brent Hayden

200 Freestyle
Gold: Michael Phelps
Silver: Tae Hwan Park
Bronze: Ryan Lochte

400 Freestyle
Gold: Tae Hwan Park
Silver: Sun Yang
Bronze: Ous Mellouli

800 Freestyle
Gold: Sun Yang
Silver: Ous Mellouli
Bronze: Ryan Cochrane

1500 Freestyle
Gold: Sun Yang
Silver: Ous Mellouli
Bronze: Ryan Cochrane

50 Backstroke
Gold: Camille Lacourt
Silver: Liam Tancock
Bronze: Junya Koga

100 Backstroke
Gold: Camille Lacourt
Silver: Ryosuke Irie
Bronze: Nick Thoman

200 Backstroke
Gold: Ryan Lochte
Silver: Ryosuke Irie
Bronze: Tyler Clary

50 Breaststroke
Gold: Cameron van der Burgh
Silver: Felipe Silva
Bronze: Hendrik Feldwehr

100 Breaststroke
Gold: Kosuke Kitajima
Silver: Alexander Dale Oen
Bronze: Brenton Rickard

200 Breaststroke
Gold: Naoya Tomita
Silver: Kosuke Kitajima
Bronze: Daniel Gyurta

50 Butterfly
Gold: Cesar Cielo
Silver: Matt Targett
Bronze: Milorad Cavic

100 Butterfly
Gold: Michael Phelps
Silver: Milorad Cavic
Bronze: Laszlo Cseh

200 butterfly
Gold: Michael Phelps
Silver: Takeshi Matsuda
Bronze: Laszlo Cseh

200 Individual Medley
Gold: Ryan Lochte
Silver: Michael Phelps
Bronze: Laszlo Cseh

400 Individual Medley
Gold: Ryan Lochte
Silver: Laszlo Cseh
Bronze: Tyler Clary

400 Freestyle Relay
Gold: United States
Silver: France
Bronze: Russia

800 Freestyle Relay
Gold: United States
Silver: Russia
Bronze: China

400 Medley Relay
Gold: France
Silver: United States
Bronze: Germany

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