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Zane Waddell Posts Big Upset for World Title in Men's 50 Back

World Swimming Championships Zane Waddell Gwangju 2019 Day Eight Finals Men's 50 Back Russia's Kliment Kolesnikov held the world record in the men's 50 back and posted the top time in the semifinals at 24.35. But Kolesnikov appeared to get off to a poor start and emerged well behind the field, leavi...

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Rieder’s Richter Scale: Caeleb Dressel Transcendent in Repeat Threepeat

Each day during the FINA World Swimming Championships, Swimming World will present “Rieder’s Richter Scale,” an analysis of the impact of each swimming final on the sport’s wider landscape: “1” indicates just a minor tremor, while a “10” means a race brought massive upheaval. Caeleb Dressel On July ...

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Kliment Kolesnikov Rebounds to Top 50 Back Prelims in Gwangju

World Swimming Championships Kliment Kolesnikov Gwangju 2019 Day Seven Heats Men's 50 Back Russia's Kliment Kolesnikov entered the 100 back earlier this week as a medal contender and certainly the top Russian after winning last year's European title in 52.53, but Kolesnikov finished a disappointing ...

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Caeleb Dressel Pops 21.18 50 Free, Just Half-Hour After WR

World Swimming Championships Caeleb Dressel Gwangju 2019 Day Six Semifinals After the first two semifinals of the evening at the World Swimming Championships produced world records in the men's 100 fly and women's 200 back, action came back to Earth just a smidge with action in the men's 50 free and...

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Regan Smith Takes Down World Junior Record to Lead 200 Back Prelims

World Swimming Championships Regan Smith Gwangju 2019 Day Six Heats Women's 200 Backstroke 17-year-old Regan Smith of the United States didn't need to swim anywhere close to her lifetime best of 2:06.43 (also the world junior record) in order to comfortably qualify for the semifinals, but Smith put ...

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Rieder's Richter Scale: What Happened to Ryan Murphy?

Each day during the FINA World Swimming Championships, Swimming World will present “Rieder’s Richter Scale,” an analysis of the impact of each swimming final on the sport’s wider landscape: “1” indicates just a minor tremor, while a “10” means a race brought massive upheaval. Ryan Murphy The women’s...

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Rieder’s Richter Scale: Maggie MacNeil Pulls Off Upset of All Upsets

Each day during the FINA World Swimming Championships, Swimming World will present “Rieder’s Richter Scale,” an analysis of the impact of each swimming final on the sport’s wider landscape: “1” indicates just a minor tremor, while a “10” means a race brought massive upheaval. Maggie MacNeil Ten year...