FINA World Championships Budapest 2022, as it happened: Day four - Kristof Milak breaks men's 200 fly world record to win gold

Re-live updates from Budapest, Hungary, from day four of the swimming action at the Duna Arena on 21 June 2022.

By ZK Goh and Andrew Binner
Picture by 2022 Getty Images

Kristof Milak's incredible men's 200m fly world record headlined the fourth night of swimming at the 19th FINA World Championships Budapest 2022 in Hungary.

The Hungarian's triumph – breaking his own world record from 2019 – sent the home crowd wild, but it was Team USA who dominated with three of five gold medals on the night, led off by Olympic champion Bobby Finke's new Americas continental record in the men's 800m free.

China claimed the night's other gold medal through Yang Junxuan in the women's 200m free.

The Chinese team also secured a gold in artistic swimming earlier in the day.

Check out the full results from the day's five swimming finals.

Olympics.com carried live updates the entire day from Budapest, which you can re-live as they happened below.

All times Central European Time (UTC/GMT +2 hours). Most recent updates first.

8:55pm - Milak wants to "swim smarter"

A final word today to the man of the moment, the world-record breaker and home hero, Kristof Milak.

He's been speaking in the post-event press conference, and here's what he had to say.

"I was thinking recently that it's been three years since my last personal best was set. It was time to improve that again. I didn't think that it would come so early after changing coaches, but it was not a huge change, as I knew my new coach before and have had workouts in training camps together before. The adjustment time was minimal.

"Today, I just thought that I could do it. I asked the Hungarian announcer this morning after training to push the crowd over the last 60m and he did it. I'm very grateful to the crowd because they really helped at the end of the race.

"After the semi-final, I didn't think about this time. I thought maybe 1:51, and now this happened. I thought it would take longer to achieve 1:49. Perhaps this world record will stand for not 10 years, but 20. I won't show all my cards to you but obviously if you look back and analyse the swim, the first 50 was the strongest ever and the next three were weaker than usual. It wasn't a good swim, or a smart swim. I was driven by the crowd, but I need to take more care and swim smarter."

Thanks for joining us today. We're back at the same time tomorrow morning, 8:30am local time.

8:33pm - Swim-off results

Hungary's Nandor Nemeth clocks a personal best 47.69 to win the men's 100m free swim-off and he will take his spot in the final tomorrow night.

The second swim-off is in the women's 50m back, with Great Britain's Medi Harris – fresh off the back of swimming in the medley relay – finding an extra gear to come from behind to win in 27.56; that also a PB time.

8:19pm - Swim-offs to come

A couple of medal ceremonies ongoing now – Nic Fink is involved in two of them, for his 50m breaststroke and mixed medley relay wins – before two swim-offs complete the day's action.

Most of the crowd has stayed as a Hungarian swimmer is due to race in the first of the two.

Meanwhile, we managed to catch up with the hot favourite in the men's 100m free, Romania's David Popovici, who could have Caeleb Dressel's titles in his sights soon – but won't be racing the American in tomorrow night's final.

"I hope Caeleb (Dressel) is ok. I don't want to jump to any conclusions but I'm sure it's the best decision for him. I would love to race with him but I'm going to try and imagine he's there instead."

On the secret to his success:

"Simply my fiery passion for swimming and hard work. It's basic but if you combine hard work with passion, then the stars will at one point align for you.

"I like to think that I'm an ordinary guy capable of doing extraordinary things. But I don't think I'm special or better than anyone at all. I'm a human, I just swim fast."

On his popularity in Romania:

"I think they kind of love me at the moment. I'll see at the airport! When I returned from Tokyo when I took 4th and 7th place it was mayhem and chaos. So I can't even imagine what it's going to be like now, in the best sense."

On going under 47 in the 100 freestyle final tomorrow:

"We'll see!"

8:02pm - MEDAL MOMENT - USA dominate mixed medley relay

This will be chaotic. This will be fun. It's time for the mixed medley relay final.

Great Britain hold the world record from Tokyo last summer.

Off with the backstroke and Italy in lane 1 are unsurprisingly quickly into the lead with the new men's world record holder, Thomas Ceccon. But it's Hunter Armstrong of USA who turns just a touch ahead at 50.

Coming back down to the first change and it's Armstrong who touches in first. Fink, who's already won a title today, takes over the lead.

Martinenghi for Italy is keeping well in touch though, with China currently third at 150. The lead is around half a second.

USA, Italy, and China are the top three halfway through this race but all three teams have two female swimmers on the back two legs. The USA are still in the lead with Torri Huske, the world champ, pulling away.

The Americans are just slipping back from world record pace at the final change but the other teams have caught up and Australia are up to third heading into the free.

Still a huge lead for Claire Curzan and the USA, with Australia closing in fast on Italy – and the Aussies make the last turn in second.

USA will win gold but there's a four-way race for silver and bronze!

Gold for USA, silver for Australia, bronze to Netherlands. USA's winning time was 3:38.79.

"We can only control our own performance, it was a great performance from all other teams in that final but we were fortunate to get our hands to the wall first," Armstrong says.

Nic Fink also mentions how they were pumped up by Bobby Finke's 800m free gold to start the evening.

7:55pm - Marchand monsters through another race

Remarkably, fresh off collecting his 200m fly silver medal, Leon Marchand comes right back to qualify as the top seed from the men's 200m IM semis.

Carson Foster, Seto Daiya, Chase Kalisz, Hubert Kos, Tom Dean, Lewis Clareburt, and Matthew Sates will join him in the final.

The mixed medley relay final is next.

7:40pm - Looking ahead to the mixed medley relay

The evening's last final will be the mixed 4x100 medley relay, a real thrill of a race. Two men, two women per team, swimming in any of the four strokes, in the order back-breast-fly-free.

That means a team in the lead at 200 having gone out with two men on back and breast but with women on the fly and free legs could easily be caught by a team with a male freestyle anchor.

It's all about tactics in this race, and here's a look at how the teams will stack up:

Italy in lane 1 have the firepower of Thomas Ceccon and Nicolo Martinenghi – already champions in the 100 back and breast (Ceccon with a world record to boot) – but are front-loading their male swimmers.

China, who will be in lane 2, look to have a balanced team even if they, too, are front-loading their men with Xu Jiayu and Yan Zibei. Zhang Yufei is on fly for the Chinese.

Great Britain are the Olympic champions from Tokyo 2020 but won't have either Adam Peaty or Kathleen Dawson this time. Instead, they are going for a F-M-M-F set, with Medi Harris leading off and Freya Anderson – fourth in the 200m free final earlier – anchoring. James Wilby and James Guy will swim breast and fly.

The United States are the top seeds in lane 4, but after Dressel's scratch will not be able to count on their superstar. Nic Fink, fresh off his 50m breast win, will swim second behind Hunter Armstrong with Torri Huske – already a world champ this week – and Claire Curzan rounding out a very strong team.

Netherlands in lane 5 are, like Great Britain, going F-M-M-F. Marrit Steenbergen will have her work cut out anchoring a team that can count on and Kira Toussaint and Arno Kamminga in the opening two legs.

Australia in 6 are also opting for the F-M-M-F set, led off by Kaylee McKeown, the women's 100m back world record holder. Zac Stubblety-Cook has the honours on breaststroke, while Matthew Temple and Shayna Jack round out the team.

Japan in lane 7 will lead with Irie Ryosuke as they go for an M-F-M-F strategy; in lane 8 Germany round out the contenders and will sandwich their two women swimmers with their male swimmers.

7:31pm - McIntosh sets new world junior record in women's 200 fly semis

The world junior record in the women's 200 fly has fallen.

Hasegawa Suzuka's mark had stood since 2017 but Canada's Summer McIntosh just took half a second off it to top the semi-finals.

The Canadian's 2:05.79 makes her the top seed for the final, where she'll be alongside Hali Flickinger, Regan Smith, Lana Pudar, Zhang Yufei, Elizabeth Dekkers, Helena Bach, and Boglarka Kapas.

7:16pm - MEDAL MOMENT - Nic Fink takes 50m breast title from injured Peaty

The men's 50m breaststroke final is up next, and with no Adam Peaty to defend his world title, all eyes are on the Americans Nic Fink and Michael Andrew.

Don't count out the 100 champ Nicolo Martinenghi of Italy, either. They are the top three seeds.

It's a strong start from Andrew. Martinenghi and Fink are both up with him as they close in on the wall and it's Nic Fink who wins!

Martinenghi wins silver and Andrew takes bronze.

26.45 the winning time.

Hang on, we've got a video judging review. There's some delay here, will we see a disqualification?

No change to the final results, so the medals are official.

"I didn't see (the others), I went black for a lot of it and I didn't know what was happening. The strategy was just to go, and it was go the whole time," Nic Fink says.

7:01pm - MEDAL MOMENT - WORLD RECORD - Kristof Milak sends home crowd wild with huge 200 fly

Straight on to the next final, the men's 200m butterfly, and the arena is about to get very loud.

In lane 8, James Guy of Great Britain; in lane 1, Alberto Razzetti of Italy; in lane 7, Tamas Kenderesi of Hungary; in lane 2, Luca Urlando of USA; in lane 6, Leon Marchand of France; in lane 3, Noe Ponti of Switzerland; in lane 5, Honda Tomoru of Japan; and the top seed in lane 4, the home hope, Kristof Milak of Hungary.

The world record is 1:50.73, belonging to Milak; the Olympic champ set it at the last World Champs in 2019.

Honda reacts the fastest to the start buzzer but Milak is already out to a huge lead at 50m to huge roars from the crowd. He's under world record pace.

Milak already has more than a full body length at 100m, nearly a second and a half up on James Guy.

The Hungarian is way inside his record pace as he turns at 150. The crowd are shouting him on. Will this be sub-1:50?

Not quite, but it is a new world record for Kristof Milak in 1:50.34!

Silver for Marchand and bronze for Honda.

"You know, this is my home," Milak says before losing his words. "The pool belongs to me, lane four belongs to me. I have four thousand amazing people here to watch me. I couldn't let them down," he says, clearly emotional.

Milak was a cool three seconds ahead of Marchand.

6:51pm - Romanchuk "proud and disappointed all in one moment"

The victory ceremony is now underway for the men's 800m free.

Ukraine's Mykhailo Romanchuk will leave with bronze having led for most of the race, and spoke to Olympics.com in the mixed zone.

"I'm proud and disappointed all in one moment. It's an amazing result and I'm so happy to take the medal, but it could have been a gold medal. But the challenge in distance swimming is so big now as a lot of guys are going so fast. I hope that this medal means a lot for Ukrainians as it's hard times."

Romanchuk, who is also swimming the 1500m free in addition to both the 5km and 10km open-water events in Budapest, says his parents will be in the crowd later in the Championships, with FINA arranging for them to be present.

6:48pm - Women's 50m backstroke qualifiers

We've just had the semis in the women's 50m back, and seven of the eight finalists are known.

They are Kylie Masse, Regan Smith, Analia Pigree, Ingrid Wilm, Katharine Berkoff, Kaylee McKeown and Kira Toussaint.

A swim-off will be needed to decide the final spot.

6:43pm - Dressel scratched on "medical grounds"

SwimSwam is carrying a statement from USA Swimming on the withdrawal of Caeleb Dressel from today's 100 free semis:

A decision has been made by Team USA in consultation with Caeleb, his coach, and the team’s medical staff for him to withdraw from the 100-meter freestyle event on medical grounds. The team will determine his participation in the events later in the week.

6:41pm - Finke reacts: "I was so nervous"

Bobby Finke has stopped in the mixed zone to chat to Olympics.com, and here's what he had to say:

"I'm feeling great. I was so nervous going into that race, it was incredibly stressful, especially this past year after Tokyo with all the expectations on me immediately (rising) a lot so I'm just happy to get that one out of the way.

"It's just a bit of a motivation factor. As soon as you see you're catching them, foot by foot, you're building motivation and you can keep pressing until you can hopefully catch them at the touch. I don't know if it means that I prefer being the hunter, but I'm just having fun with the sport and it's a fun way to swim the race. I was peeking to see where Romanchuck was because he was far out in front. If I'm going to run someone down I have to know where they are. So I just held on long enough to pass him in the last 50."

6:36pm - Popovici breaks world junior record in men's 100 free semis

Another world junior record falls to Romania's David Popovici!

This time he tops the men's 100m freestyle semi-finals by winning the second semi in 47.13 seconds, breaking his own world junior record from last year.

The 200m champ will be a major favourite for the 100 too, with Dressel scratched from the event.

Popovici will be joined in the final by Maxime Grousset, Joshua Liendo Edwards, Lewis Burras, Pan Zhanle, Alessandro Miressi, and Brooks Curry; there will be a swim-off between Nandor Nemeth and Lorenzo Zazzeri for the last spot.

6:23pm - MEDAL MOMENT - Yang Junxuan wins 200m free gold for China

Up next is a wide-open women's 200m freestyle final, without the big names of Penny Oleksiak (disqualified in the semis for a false start) and Leah Smith (eliminated).

In lane 8, Tang Muhan of China; in lane 1, Isabel Gose of Germany; in lane 7, Taylor Ruck of Canada; in lane 2, Yang Junxuan of China; in lane 6, Charlotte Bonnet of France; in lane 3, Australia's Mollie O'Callaghan; in lane 5, Madison Wilson, also of Australia; and in lane 4, the top qualifier, Freya Anderson of Great Britain.

Any of these eight women could realistically win the race.

Yang has the best reaction time off the blocks, but it's Ruck who's quickest through 50. It's a very even race with around half the field level at the front.

Yang in lane 2 leads at halfway with Ruck in second, and she holds that lead to 150.

Into the last length of the pool now and there's a kick in lane 3 from O'Callaghan of Australia. Yang still leads, into the final 25m, and Yang Junxuan wins gold for China.

O'Callaghan takes silver and Tang Muhan wins bronze. 1:54.92 the winning time.

6:14pm - MEDAL MOMENT - Olympic champ Bobby Finke surges late to win 800m

The two fastest seeds in this final train together, with Romanchuk moving to Germany to train with Wellbrock earlier this year.

However it's Costa out in lane 1 who has gone out quickest and leads at 100 and 200. Paltrinieri is about eight-tenths back at a quarter race distance.

The favourites in the middle are closing the gap to Costa, whose lead is under half a second at 250, and is caught on the sixth length of the pool, with Romanchuk neck-and-neck at the turn.

Now the Ukrainian kicks off the turn and surges ahead by more than half a second on Paltrinieri. Finke, the Olympic champion, has moved into medal contention too as he closes in on the Italian.

Into the second half of the race now and Romanchuk has about a body length, and nearly a second on Paltrinieri. Finke and Wellbrock are matching the Italian in a close race for second.

Past the 500m split and Romanchuk's lead has increased to 1.19 seconds. Finke has no doubt kept something in reserve and Paltrineiri, the defending champion, will be looking over his shoulder at the American in the lane next to him

Romanchuk still ahead by about the same distance at 600m. With four lengths to go, can the Ukrainian hang on?

The gap has come down to a second at 650. Wellbrock has moved up into third. They take the bell at 700m and the gap is still just over a second. Time to kick.

Wellbrock has made a move and is past Paltrinieri. Romanchuk turns in the lead but that advantage is now only 0.49 seconds. And the German has caught Romanchuk! On the outside Bobby Finke has surged into the lead!

Olympic champion Bobby Finke wins gold with a surge in the last 25m. 7:39.36.

Silver to Wellbrock and bronze to Romanchuk.

"Going into the race, after the 400 it (the late surge) became the plan because they kept getting faster and I had to just stick to them and stick to what I'm good at at the finish," Finke says after the race.

The winning time is a new American continental record.

6:00pm - Men's 800m free gets us underway

Night Four of swim finals are underway and the men's 800m freestyle is the first of the five finals today.

Olympic champion Bobby Finke of the USA is in an outside lane, having only qualified sixth-fastest of the eight finalists.

In lane 8 , Damien Joly of France; in lane 1, Guilherme Costa of Brazil; Finke is in lane 7; in lane 2, Daniel Wiffen of Ireland; in lane 6, Gregorio Paltrinieri of Italy; in lane 3 is his teammate Gabriele Detti; in lane 5, Florian Wellbrock of Germany; and in lane 4, Ukraine's Mykhailo Romanchuk.

The world record stands from the swimsuit era in 2009 at a seemingly-unsurpassable 7:32.12.

5:15pm - Caeleb Dressel scratches from 100 free semis

There will be no Caeleb Dressel in tonight's men's 100m freestyle semis.

The American, who was second fastest in heats this morning behind 200 champ David Popovici, has withdrawn.

It remains to be seen if he competes in the mixed medley relay.

5:10pm - MEDAL MOMENT - China claim gold

France wrap up the team tech final with a routine set to, who else, France's own Daft Punk.

However their score isn't good enough to shift the podium which means China win gold, Japan take silver, and Italy win bronze.

4:42pm - China soar into lead

94.7202 for China, who improve on their qualifying score by around seven-tenths of a point.

That routine got the biggest cheer of the day from the crowd, with a large cheering section of Chinese supporters in attendance today.

The Chinese support were out in force at the team tech final

4:35pm - Israel leads at halfway

With the six lowest qualifiers having competed, Israel lead the way on 84.5315 points.

The top six qualifiers are up next – and top-seeded China have drawn the next turn to compete.

2:45pm - Coming up…

Coming up at 4pm is the only artistic swimming final of the day, the women's team technical event.

Ukraine, who would be one of the favourites for a medal, did not start Sunday's preliminary round and therefore have not qualified for the final.

Instead, look for China, Japan, and Italy to dominate proceedings.

1:30 pm - Wangs win sister act in prelims

Over in artistic swimming, sisters took first, second and third in the women's duet free prelims!

Duet technical world champs from China Wang Liuyi and Wang Qianyi took top spot with 94.5667.

Ukrainian twins Maryna and Vladyslava Aleksiiva, who were part of the Olympic bronze medal-winning women's team at Tokyo 2020, were second with 94.0000.

Third place went to Austrian siblings Anna-Maria and Eirini Alexandri, who were awarded 92.0667 by the judges.

The 12-team final takes place on Thursday, 23 June.

12:15 pm - Italy stat attack

Italy's swimmers had a day to remember at the Duna Arena yesterday.

The European nation's three gold medals - from Nicolo Martinenghi, Thomas Ceccon, and Benedetta Pilato - equals their record for a single World Aquatics Championships... and it's only Day 4!

The Azzurri also won three gold medals in 2009, 2017, and 2019.

11:22 am - "Right now Caeleb Dressel is like the Ferrari because he's the fastest!"

It is not often that swimmers are compared to Formula 1 racing cars, but USA men's swim coach Anthony Nesty thinks there is a direct correlation.

"Cars are so sensitive, and so are our athletes... they don't use normal fuel," he tells Olympics.com

The Seoul 1988 Olympic gold medallist also revealed what it's like to work with athletic 'freak' Caeleb Dressel, and what it is that separates the seven-time Olympic champion from his rivals. Check out that interview below.

10:40 am - Mixed medley heavyweights flex

The 4x100 mixed medley relay made its thrilling World Champs debut in 2019 and didn't disappoint again.

Rio 2016 Olympic gold medallist Ryan Murphy took the USA into an early lead in their heat before handing over to another Rio champion Lilly King on the breaststroke leg.

But she was overtaken by Australia's Matthew Wilson, with Joao Gomes Junior taking Brazil into second.

The butterfly leg saw Michael Andrew of USA and James Wilby of Great Britain surge past Brianna Throssel of Australia into first and second respectively.

With all teams in the heat finishing with female freestylers, Erika Brown was just able to hold off advancing Anna Hopkin of GB to take the win in 3:43.16, with Australia's Meg Harris in third.

In the other heat, the Netherlands took won with the second-best time overall of 3:43.48.

Kira Toussaint, Arno Kamminga, Nyls Korstanje and Marrit Steenbergen will be a difficult unit to beat in the final.

Here are this evening's finalists: USA, Netherlands, Great Britain, Australia, China, Japan, Italy, Germany.

10:20 am - McIntosh takes top spot in women's 200 butterfly heats

Canada's wunderkind Summer McIntosh out-touched USA's Hali Flickinger to take a thrilling first heat of the women's 200 butterfly.

The 15-year-old goes into this evening's semis as the No. 1 seed in a time of 2:07.26. Flickinger finished second overall.

Showing no signs of fatigue from last night's 100 backstroke win, Regan Smith finished second in the next heat to qualify just behind Australian World Championships rookie Elizabeth Dekkers (2:08.98).

Japan's Hayashi Kina came from behind to take the penultimate heat in a time of 2:08.63, and third place overall.

Chinese Olympic champion Zhang Yufei blasted out of the blocks to build big lead in that heat, but fatigued and faded to finish in second, with the sixth fastest finish overall. Both progress.

Rio 2016 Olympic champion Katinka Hosszu, roared on by the home crowd did just enough to qualify as the 14th-fastest finisher.

9:55 am - USA medley duo Foster and Kalisz progress as 1 & 2

USA's Carson Foster underlined his growing reputation by taking a huge halfway lead in his men's 200 medley heat, before easing up to finish first overall in 1:57.94. The 20-year-old will go faster than that in this evening's semi-finals.

Reigning 400 medley Olympic champion Chase Kalisz finished second to his compatriot by +0.31 to take second overall, and a place in the next round.

The penultimate heat saw Switzerland's Jeremy Desplanches take the win in 1:58.29 for third place overall.

Reigning 200 IM world champ Seto Daiya won the final heat in a time of 1:58.29, but the most impressive performance in that race was from new 400 IM world champ Leon Marchand.

The Frenchman stormed into an early lead, before taking his foot off the gas in order to conserve energy and qualifying as the eighth-fastest finisher.

Also keep an eye out for South African 18-year-old Matthew Sates, who put in an impressive performance to qualify in seventh.

9:35 am - Dressel and Popovici deliver in men's 100 free heats

A very casual effort from USA's Caeleb Dressel saw him edge the final heat to qualify for this evening's semi-finals as the second-fastest finisher overall.

The seven-time Olympic gold medallist surfaced first, as ever, and then eased to a 47.95 finish.

David Popovici's star shines ever brighter at these World Championships. The affable Romanian - who landed the 200 free gold medal last night with a junior world record - qualifies for the 100 semis in first place with a time of 47.60. This 17-year-old is ear-to-ear smiles in the pool after - what a fantastic character he is.

Serbia's Andrej Barna is third overall, and Canada's star-in-the-making Josh Liendo is fourth.

Brooks Curry, a member of the victorious USA 4x100 freestyle relay team at Tokyo 2020, won his heat in 43.38 to progress, alongside Trinidad and Tobago's Dylan Carter.

Australia's Zac Incerti and Korea's Hwang Sunwoo both fail to qualify by a whisker.

A special shout out to IOC Refugee Olympic Team member Alaa Maso, who finished sixth in Heat 5. He fled Syria seven years ago and hasn't seen his parents since then. He revealed to Olympics.com below how a change in mindset helped him triumph against significant adversity.

9:15 am - Masse, McKeown, Smith safely through

Showing no signs of fatigue after winning silver in the women's 100 backstroke last night, Kylie Masse blasted to top spot in the 50 back heats overall in 27.26.

The 50 sprints are all about the quality of the start, and beating the Canadian - who lead the first half of that race by half a body length - will take some doing.

Second place went to USA's Katharine Berkoff, who won Heat 3 in 27.49, while Masse's teammate Ingrid Wilm was third.

Joining them in this evening's semi-finals will be Heat 2 winner from France Analia Pigree, Australia's triple Olympic gold medallist Kaylee McKeown, and newly-crowned 100 backstroke world champion Regan Smith.

8:42 am - In case you missed it...

Hungary LOVES water polo and last night's opening round of women's group matches at the stunning Alfred Hajos Swimming Complex didn't disappoint. Here's the round-up of scores:

Group A

Canada 7 - 7 Italy

Hungary 35 - 4 Colombia

Group B

USA 24 - 2 South Africa

Netherland 29 - 6 Argentina

Group C

New Zealand 12 - 8 Brazil

Australia 19 - 6 Kazakhstan

Group D

Greece 28 - 1 Thailand

Spain 18 - 8 France

Hungary fans watch their women's water polo team in action at the 2022 FINA World Championships

8:30 am - Today's programme

Good morning and welcome to Day 4 of the FINA World Championships 2022 live blog!

While the sun is still out, there are strong winds flowing through Budapest today which will make the first day of men's water polo action this evening interesting.

It's a big one for local fans with 'Iron Lady' Katinka Hosszu competing in the women's 200m butterfly, Olympic champion Kristof Milak hoping to seal gold in the men's 200m butterfly, and the nation's men's water polo team in action this evening against Montenegro in what will be a fierce eastern European clash.

Today also sees man-fish Caeleb Dressel back in the water for the men's 100m freestyle heats, while men's 400m medley world champion Leon Marchand will try to make it a double in the 200.

This evening there will be five medal events including the mixed 4x100m medley relay final - a thrilling event where team strategy is just as important as speed in the water.

Here's today's swimming schedule:

Morning session – heats

  • Women's 50m backstroke
  • Men's 100m freestyle
  • Men's 200m individual medley
  • Women's 200m butterfly
  • Mixed 4x100m medley relay

Evening session – semi-finals and finals

  • Men's 800m freestyle final
  • Women's 200m freestyle final
  • Men's 100m freestyle semi-finals
  • Women's 50m backstroke semi-finals
  • Men's 200m butterfly final
  • Men's 50m breaststroke final
  • Women's 200m butterfly semi-finals
  • Men's 200m individual medley semi-finals
  • Mixed 4x100m medley relay final

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