2019 FINA World Championships: Day 2 Prelims Photo Gallery

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Day two of the 2019 FINA World Championships got underway today in Gwangju, South Korea with athletes competing in the men’s and women’s 100 back, women’s 100 breast, men’s 200 free, and women’s 1500 free.

Throughout the entirety of the prelims session, Swimming World photographer Becca Wyant was on deck capturing the action and excitement, while Swimming World’s Craig Lord, John Lohn, Liz Byrnes and Andy Ross reported on the action.

Splash through day two prelims photo gallery sponsored by FINIS:

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Canada’s Kylie Massie and China’s Xu Jiayu, both reigning gold medalists from Budapest, claimed top seeds in the 100 back events going into tonight’s semifinals. Both backstroke fields were filled to the brim with firepower that will be vying for top eight positions.

Breaststroke rivals Lilly King and Yulia Efimova began their dance towards the breaststroke podium with the 1-2 seeds going into the 100 breaststroke semifinals.

James Guy claimed the top seed in the men’s 200 free and is looking to get his 2015 title back after China’s Sun Yang won the title in 2017.