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2019 FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS RECAP

TeamTYR was unstoppable at the recent 2019 FINA World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. With record-setting performances in the pool, and qualification to next year’s Olympic Games in open water, 2020 is shaping up to be an exciting year. The competition was highlighted by Simone Manuel’s historic performance, as she became the first American woman to sweep the 50 and 100 freestyle at Worlds, as well as the first woman to win 7 medals in a single World Championships.

In addition, USA Women’s Water Polo and TYR athlete Maggie Steffens captured a historic 3rd straight World Championship title. Read on below for more on TeamTYR’s amazing week in Gwangju:

Women’s 10K Open Water

4th: Lara Grangeon (FRA) – Qualifies for Tokyo 2020

6th: Ashley Twichell (USA) – Qualifies for Tokyo 2020

Mixed 5k Open Water Team Relay

Bronze: (USA)  – 53:59:00 – Ashley Twichell

Women’s 400 Freestyle

Silver: Katie Ledecky (USA) – 3:58:76

Bronze: Leah Smith (USA) – 4:01:29

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scurrying through skorea 🥉 #finagwangju2019

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Men’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay

Gold: (USA) – 3:09:06 – Michael Chadwick (prelims)

Women’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay

Silver: (USA) – 3:31:02 (American Record) – Simone Manuel & Kelsi Dahlia (Finals), Margo Geer (prelims)

Women’s 100m Breaststroke

Gold: Lilly King (USA) – 1:04:93

Mixed 4x100m Medley Relay

Silver: (USA) – 3:39:10 – Lilly King & Simone Manuel (Finals), Matt Grevers & Kelsi Dahlia (prelims)

Men’s 200m Individual Medley

Silver: Jeremy Desplanches (SUI) – 1:56:56 (Swiss Record)

Women’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay

Silver: (USA) – 7:41:87 (American Record) – Katie Ledecky & Simone Manuel (Finals), Leah Smith (prelims)

Women’s 100m Freestyle

Gold: Simone Manuel (USA) – 52.04 (American Record)

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Last day laser focus 😤

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Men’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay

Bronze: (USA) – 7:01:98 – Jack Conger (prelims)

Women’s 50m Butterfly

4th: Kelsi Dahlia (USA) – 25:48 (Tied Her American Record)

5th: Marie Wattel (FRA) – 25:50 (French Record)

Women’s 800m Freestyle

Gold: Katie Ledecky – 8:13:58

Mixed 4x100m Freestyle Relay

Gold: (USA) – 3:19:40 (World Record) – Simone Manuel (Finals)

Bronze: (France) –  3:22.11 – Marie Wattel (Finals)

Women’s 50m Breaststroke

Gold: Lilly King (USA) – 29.84

Women’s 50m Freestyle

Gold: Simone Manuel (USA) – 24.05

Men’s 4x100m Medley Relay

Silver: (USA) – 3:28:45 – Matt Grevers & Jack Conger (Prelims)

Women’s 4x100m Medley Relay

Gold: (USA) – 3:50:40 (World Record) – Simone Manuel, Kelsi Dahlia, Lilly King (Finals)

Women’s USA Water Polo and Maggie Steffens

Gold: USA 11- Spain 6 for 3rd straight World Championship

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WORLD CHAMPIONS!!! 🥇🇺🇸🏆 #3peat

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