2019 FINA World Championships: Day 6 Finals Photo Gallery

Photo Courtesy: Becca Wyant

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It was a record-breaking night in Gwangju, South Korea as three (yes, THREE) World Records fell on night six of the 2019 FINA World Championships. Team USA’s Caeleb Dressel (100 fly) and Regan Smith (200 back) lowered the World Records of fellow Team USA legends Michael Phelps and Missy Franklin respectively, while Russia’s Anton Chupkov (200 breast) took down the day old tie that Matt Wilson had posted with Ippei Watanabe’s 2017 World Record.

Throughout the entirety of the finals 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 from Gwangju, South Korea.

Splash through day six finals photo gallery sponsored by FINIS:

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A shy 30 minutes after setting a new World Record in the semifinals of the men’s 100 fly, Dressel claimed the top seed in the men’s 50 free semifinals. Despite the quick turnaround between his events, Dressel was only .04 seconds off his lifetime best of 21.15 with a 21.19 to lead the top eight for tomorrow night’s final.

Sarah Sjostrom led the top eight qualifiers for the women’s 50 fly semifinals and picked up a bronze medal in the women’s 100 free. The gold medal went to Team USA’s Simone Manuel, who successfully defended her World title.

Russia’s Yulia Efimova claimed her third 200 breast title on night six, making her the first woman to win three gold medals in the 200 breast. The 200 breast also saw South Africa’s Tatjana Schoenmaker claim the silver medal and the first Championship medal for the South African women.

The Australian men continued to rule over the men’s relay events with a top showing in the 800 free relay, stopping the clock with a dominating 7:00.85.