FINA Aquatics, 16th day – Silver medals day for Hungary
The United States won the mixed 4×100 m freestyle relay event with a new world record of 3:19.60 minutes in the 17th World Aquatics Championships in Budapest on Saturday. Katie Ledecky of the United States won the women’s 800 m freestyle event. Caeleb Dressel of the United States won the men’s 100 m butterfly event, Kristóf Milák took 2nd place. Sarah Sjöström of Sweden won the women’s 50 m butterfly event in the 17th World Aquatics Championships. Emily Seebohm of Australia won the women’s 200 m backstroke event, Katinka Hosszú took silver medal. Rhiannan Iffland of Australia won the women’s 20 metre high diving event. Water polo: Croatia was able to beat the host team Hungary in the grand final of 17th FINA World Championships in the Hajós Alfréd Complex thanks to a great first quarter and three goals from captain Sandro Sukno.
United States wins mixed 4×100 m freestyle relay with world record
1. United States 3:19.60 min
2. Netherlands 3:21.81
3. Canada 3:23.55
Ledecky wins women’s 800 m freestyle
1. Katie Ledecky (USA) 8:12.68 min
2. Bingjie Li (CHN) 8:15.46
3. Leah Smith (USA) 8:17.22
Dressel wins men’s 100 m butterfly
1. Caeleb Dressel (USA) 49:86 sec
2. Kristóf Milák (HUN) 50:62
3. James Guy (GBR) 50:83
Joseph Schooling (SGP) 50:83
Sjöström wins women’s 50 m butterfly
1. Sarah Sjostrom (SWE) 24.60 sec
2. Ranomi Kromowidjojo (NED) 25:38
3. Farida Osman (EGY) 25:39
Seebohm wins women’s 200 m backstroke
1. Emily Seebohm (AUS) 2:05.68
2. Katinka Hosszú (HUN) 2:05.85
3. Kathleen Baker (USA) 2:06.48
Australian victory in women’s 20 m high diving
1. Rhiannan Iffland (AUS) 320.70 points
2. Adriana Jimenez (MEX) 308.90
3. Yana Nestsiarava (BLR) 303.95
Sarah Sjöström sets world record in women’s 50 m freestyle
Sarah Sjöström of Sweden set a new world record in women’s 50-metre freestyle by clocking 23.67 seconds in a semifinal in the 17th World Aquatics Championships in Budapest on Saturday.
Men’s water polo: Croatia takes the throne
Finals of the 17th FINA World Championships:
Hungary-Croatia 6-8 (0-4, 2-0, 2-2, 2-2)
Hajós Alfréd Swimming Complex, 7800 spectators, referees: Severo (ITA), Alexandrescu (ROU)
Hungary: Nagy V. – Gór-Nagy, Hosnyánszky, Vámos 3, Varga Dénes, Erdélyi 1, Mezei. Subs: Manhercz 1, Zalánki, Hárai, Török 1, Decker Á. Head coach: Märcz Tamás
Croatia: Bijac – Loncar 1, Buljubasic, Garcia 2, Setka, Sukno 3, Jokovic 1. Subs: Macan 1, Fatovic, Vukicevic, Krapic, Buslje. Head coach: Ivica Tucak
At the bronze game:
Greece-Serbia 8-11 (3-5, 1-2, 3-3, 1-1)
Croatia jumped off to a great start and won the first quarter 4-0. Croatia defensed really well and Hungary’s offense was really ineffective in the beginning.
Hungary started the second quarter much better with the lead of Vamos, who scored their first goal and had a steal right after that. The host team stepped up its defense and shut down the Croatian team in the second period, there was 4-2 on the scoreboard at half time.
Hungary had the momentum and goals by Erdelyi and Manhercz meant that five minutes into the second half, the teams were even (4-4). This was the moment that woke Croatia up, Javier Garcia scored twice, both of them were deflected shots, so Hungary was a bit unlucky at the end of the third quarter.
After Sukno’s goal, Croatia lead by three, but Vamos scored twice. The second was on a crucial extramen situation and he decreased Hungary’s deficit to one, when there was only two minutes on the clock. Sukno’s third goal meant a two goal lead again and eventually Croatia’s win in the final, so they became world champions.
Montenegro – Italy 5:4 (1:1, 1:1, 3:2, 0:0)