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Swimming at the 2013 World Aquatics Championships

The swimming events of the 15th FINA World Aquatics Championships were held July 28 – August 4, 2013, in Barcelona, Spain.[1] The competition was held in a long course pool inside the Palau Sant Jordi. It featured 40 LCM events, split evenly between males and females. Swimming was one of the five aquatic disciplines at the championships.[2]

The United States won the overall medal count, led by Missy Franklin who claimed a record-setting six gold medals. China's Sun Yang won three gold medals en route to "male swimmer of the meet". Katie Ledecky, from the United States, was named "female swimmer of the meet" after setting two world records and winning four gold medals. Four other women's world records were broken during the competition, all four in the women's breaststroke events.

Qualifying criteriaEdit

If a nation entered one competitor in an event then they only have to meet the B standard, but if they enter two competitors then in an event then they both have to meet the A standard. Each member nation can enter one relay team in each event. Qualifying standards must have been met between July 1, 2012, and July 1, 2013.

The time standards for the 2013 FINA World Championships
Men Event Women
A standard
(2 entries)
B standard
(1 entry)
A standard
(2 entries)
B standard
(1 entry)
22.33 23.11 50 freestyle 25.34 26.29
48.93 50.64 100 freestyle 54.86 56.78
1:48.42 1:52.21 200 freestyle 1:58.74 2:02.90
3:49.55 3:57.58 400 freestyle 4:09.81 4:18.55
7:59.06 8:15.83 800 freestyle 8:34.33 8:52.33
15:14.38 15:46.38 1500 freestyle 16:26.36 17:00.88
25.43 26.32 50 backstroke 28.84 29.85
54.43 56.34 100 backstroke 1:01.39 1:03.54
1:58.48 2:02.63 200 backstroke 2:11.09 2:15.68
28.00 28.98 50 breaststroke 32.00 33.12
1:00.86 1:02.99 100 breaststroke 1:08.63 1:11.03
2:12.78 2:17.43 200 breaststroke 2:27.88 2:33.06
23.96 24.80 50 butterfly 26.83 27.77
52.57 54.41 100 butterfly 58.89 1:00.95
1:57.03 2:01.13 200 butterfly 2:09.38 2:13.91
1:59.99 2:04.19 200 individual medley 2:14.97 2:19.69
4:18.99 4:28.05 400 individual medley 4:44.53 4:54.49

Competition format:

  • events 200 meters and under: preliminaries-semifinals-finals (top 16 finishers from prelims advanced to semifinals; top-8 in the semifinals advanced to the final).
  • events 400 meters and longer: prelims/final (top 8 finishers from prelims advanced to the final).

ScheduleEdit

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RecapEdit

During the World Aquatic Championships, five world records were set (one twice), all by women. Katie Ledecky of the United States broke the world record in the 800-metre freestyle and the 1500-metre freestyle events en route to two gold medals. She also won the 400-metre freestyle to go 3-for-3 in her events.[4] She added a fourth gold, swimming a leg of the 4x200-metre freestyle relay that the United States won.[5] Her performance earned her "female swimmer of the meet," beating out fellow American Missy Franklin based on a formula that does not consider relay events. Franklin became the first woman ever to win six golds in a single World Championships. Kristin Otto of East Germany has achieved this at the 1988 Olympic Games. She won the 100-metre and 200-metre backstroke events and the 200-metre freestyle.[6] She finished fourth in the 100-metre freestyle in personal best-time.[5] She was also a part of all three women's relay events, which the United States swept.[6] The previous record of five golds in a single World Championships was held by America's Tracy Caulkins and Australia's Libby Trickett. Among men, Michael Phelps and Mark Spitz of America, Ian Thorpe of Australia all won at least six golds in a single World Championships or Olympics.[5] Franklin also moved into a tie with Trickett for most all-time gold medals with nine.[6]

Rūta Meilutytė of Lithuania broke both the 50-metre and 100-metre breaststroke records in the semi-final of each event. Denmark's Rikke Møller Pedersen set the 200-metre breatstroke record in that event's semi-finals.[4] However, it was Russia's Yuliya Yefimova who won the gold medal in both the 50-metre and 200-metre events, while Meilutytė took gold in the 100-metre.[7]

On the men's side, Sun Yang claimed three golds by winning the 400-metre, 800-metre, and 1500-metre freestyle events to earn "male swimmer of the meet."[4] He also swam China to bronze in the 4x200-metre freestyle relay despite starting his anchor leg two seconds behind third place. Ryan Lochte from the United States won two gold to bring his overall World Champions haul to 15. In the 4x100-metre medley relay, the United States appeared to finish first by a wide margin but was disqualified because a swimmer left the platform too early. As a result, France moved up to first. Camille Lacourt won France's first ever 50-metre backstroke title.[7] César Cielo became the first three-time World Champion of the 50-metre free, winning a final that featured three Olympic gold medalists.[8]

Medal summaryEdit

The United States easily won the overall medal count with 29 medals (24% of total available) and 13 golds (32%). China won the second most golds (5), but just 9 medals overall (down from 14 in the last World Championships). Australia won 13 medals (3 gold) for second place on the total medal count. Russia won 8 medals, the most for the nation since 1998. Germany, Great Britain, and Italy, all historically strong swimming nations, won just four medals among them.[9]

Medal tableEdit

  *   Host nation

  *   Host nation (Spain)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States138829
2  China5229
3  France4149
4  Australia310013
5  Hungary3115
  South Africa3115
7  Russia2338
8  Brazil2035
9  Denmark1304
10  Japan1236
11  Lithuania1102
  Sweden1102
13  Netherlands1034
14  Spain*0314
15  Poland0213
16  Canada0123
17  Italy0112
18  Germany0101
19  New Zealand0033
20  Finland0011
  Great Britain0011
  Trinidad and Tobago0011
Totals (22 nations)404139120

MenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
50 m freestyle[10]
César Cielo
  Brazil
21.32 Vladimir Morozov
  Russia
21.47
NR
George Bovell
  Trinidad and Tobago
21.51
100 m freestyle[11]
James Magnussen
  Australia
47.71 Jimmy Feigen
  United States
47.82 Nathan Adrian
  United States
47.84
200 m freestyle[12]
Yannick Agnel
  France
1:44.20 Conor Dwyer
  United States
1:45.32 Danila Izotov
  Russia
1:45.59
400 m freestyle[13]
Sun Yang
  China
3:41.59 Kosuke Hagino
  Japan
3:44.82
NR
Connor Jaeger
  United States
3:44.85
800 m freestyle[14]
Sun Yang
  China
7:41.36 Michael McBroom
  United States
7:43.60
NR
Ryan Cochrane
  Canada
7:43.70
1500 m freestyle[15] Sun Yang
  China
14:41.15 Ryan Cochrane
  Canada
14:42.48 Gregorio Paltrinieri
  Italy
14:45.37
NR
50 m backstroke[16] Camille Lacourt
  France
24.42 Matt Grevers
  United States
Jérémy Stravius
  France
24.54   Not awarded
100 m backstroke[17]
Matt Grevers
  United States
52.93 David Plummer
  United States
53.12 Jérémy Stravius
  France
53.21
200 m backstroke[18]
Ryan Lochte
  United States
1:53.79 Radosław Kawęcki
  Poland
1:54.24
ER
Tyler Clary
  United States
1:54.64
50 m breaststroke[19]
Cameron van der Burgh
  South Africa
26.77 Christian Sprenger
  Australia
26.78
OC
Giulio Zorzi
  South Africa
27.04
100 m breaststroke[20]
Christian Sprenger
  Australia
58.79 Cameron van der Burgh
  South Africa
58.97 Felipe Lima
  Brazil
59.65
200 m breaststroke[21]
Dániel Gyurta
  Hungary
2:07.23
CR, ER
Marco Koch
  Germany
2:08.54 Matti Mattsson
  Finland
2:08.95
NR
50 m butterfly[22]
César Cielo
  Brazil
23.01 Eugene Godsoe
  United States
23.05 Frédérick Bousquet
  France
23.11
100 m butterfly[23]
Chad le Clos
  South Africa
51.06
NR
László Cseh
  Hungary
51.45
NR
Konrad Czerniak
  Poland
51.46
200 m butterfly[24]
Chad le Clos
  South Africa
1:54.32 Paweł Korzeniowski
  Poland
1:55.01 Wu Peng
  China
1:55.09
200 m individual medley[25]
Ryan Lochte
  United States
1:54.98 Kosuke Hagino
  Japan
1:56.29 Thiago Pereira
  Brazil
1:56.30
400 m individual medley[26] Daiya Seto
  Japan
4:08.69 Chase Kalisz
  United States
4:09.22 Thiago Pereira
  Brazil
4:09.48
4×100 m freestyle relay[27]
  France
Yannick Agnel (48.76)
Florent Manaudou (47.93)
Fabien Gilot (46.90)
Jérémy Stravius (47.59)
3:11.18   United States
Nathan Adrian (47.95)
Ryan Lochte (47.80)
Anthony Ervin (47.44)
Jimmy Feigen (48.23)
3:11.42   Russia
Andrey Grechin (48.09)
Nikita Lobintsev (47.91)
Vladimir Morozov (47.40)
Danila Izotov (48.04)
3:11.44
4×200 m freestyle relay[28]
  United States
Conor Dwyer (1:45.76)
Ryan Lochte (1:44.98)
Charlie Houchin (1:45.59)
Ricky Berens (1:45.39)
7:01.72   Russia
Danila Izotov (1:45.14)
Nikita Lobintsev (1:46.23)
Artem Lobuzov (1:46.16)
Alexander Sukhorukov (1:46.39)
7:03.92   China
Wang Shun (1:47.41)
Hao Yun (1:47.25)
Li Yunqi (1:46.92)
Sun Yang (1:43.16)
7:04.74
NR
4×100 m medley relay[29]   France
Camille Lacourt (53.23)
Giacomo Perez d'Ortona (59.26)
Jérémy Stravius (51.33)
Fabien Gilot (47.39)
3:31.51   Australia
Ashley Delaney (53.55)
Christian Sprenger (58.47)
Tommaso D'Orsogna (52.34)
James Magnussen (47.28)
3:31.64   Japan
Ryosuke Irie (53.48)
Kosuke Kitajima (59.29)
Takuro Fujii (51.67)
Shinri Shioura (47.82)
3:32.26

AF African record | AM Americas record | AS Asian record | CR Championship record | ER European record | OC Oceania record | WR World record | NR National record

WomenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
50 m freestyle[30] Ranomi Kromowidjojo
  Netherlands
24.05 Cate Campbell
  Australia
24.14 Francesca Halsall
  Great Britain
24.30
100 m freestyle[31]
Cate Campbell
  Australia
52.34 Sarah Sjöström
  Sweden
52.89 Ranomi Kromowidjojo
  Netherlands
53.42
200 m freestyle[32]
Missy Franklin
  United States
1:54.81 Federica Pellegrini
  Italy
1:55.14 Camille Muffat
  France
1:55.72
400 m freestyle[33]
Katie Ledecky
  United States
3:59.82
AM
Melanie Costa
  Spain
4:02.47
NR
Lauren Boyle
  New Zealand
4:03.89
800 m freestyle[34]
Katie Ledecky
  United States
8:13.86
WR
Lotte Friis
  Denmark
8:16.32 Lauren Boyle
  New Zealand
8:18.58
OC
1500 m freestyle[35]
Katie Ledecky
  United States
15:36.53
WR
Lotte Friis
  Denmark
15:38.88
ER
Lauren Boyle
  New Zealand
15:44.71
OC
50 m backstroke[36]
Zhao Jing
  China
27.29 Fu Yuanhui
  China
27.39 Aya Terakawa
  Japan
27.53
100 m backstroke[37]
Missy Franklin
  United States
58.42 Emily Seebohm
  Australia
59.06 Aya Terakawa
  Japan
59.23
200 m backstroke[38]
Missy Franklin
  United States
2:04.76
CR
Belinda Hocking
  Australia
2:06.66 Hilary Caldwell
  Canada
2:06.80
NR
50 m breaststroke[39] Yuliya Yefimova
  Russia
29.52
NR
Rūta Meilutytė
  Lithuania
29.59 Jessica Hardy
  United States
29.80
100 m breaststroke[40]
Rūta Meilutytė
  Lithuania
1:04.42 Yuliya Yefimova
  Russia
1:05.02
NR
Jessica Hardy
  United States
1:05.52
200 m breaststroke[41]
Yuliya Yefimova
  Russia
2:19.41
NR
Rikke Møller Pedersen
  Denmark
2:20.08 Micah Lawrence
  United States
2:22.37
50 m butterfly[42]
Jeanette Ottesen
  Denmark
25.24 Lu Ying
  China
25.42
AS
Ranomi Kromowidjojo
  Netherlands
25.53
100 m butterfly[43]
Sarah Sjöström
  Sweden
56.53 Alicia Coutts
  Australia
56.97 Dana Vollmer
  United States
57.24
200 m butterfly[44]
Liu Zige
  China
2:04.59 Mireia Belmonte
  Spain
2:04.78 Katinka Hosszú
  Hungary
2:05.59
200 m individual medley[45]
Katinka Hosszú
  Hungary
2:07.92 Alicia Coutts
  Australia
2:09.39 Mireia Belmonte
  Spain
2:09.45
NR
400 m individual medley[46] Katinka Hosszú
  Hungary
4:30.41 Mireia Belmonte
  Spain
4:31.21 Elizabeth Beisel
  United States
4:31.69
4×100 m freestyle relay[47]
  United States
Missy Franklin (53.51)
Natalie Coughlin (52.98)
Shannon Vreeland (53.22)
Megan Romano (52.60)
3:32.31
AM
  Australia
Cate Campbell (52.33) OC
Bronte Campbell (53.47)
Emma McKeon (53.19)
Alicia Coutts (53.44)
3:32.43
OC
  Netherlands
Elise Bouwens (55.68)
Femke Heemskerk (52.86)
Inge Dekker (54.58)
Ranomi Kromowidjojo (52.65)
3:35.77
4×200 m freestyle relay[48]
  United States
Katie Ledecky (1:56.32)
Shannon Vreeland (1:56.97)
Karlee Bispo (1:57.58)
Missy Franklin (1:54.27)
7:45.14   Australia
Bronte Barratt (1:57.04)
Kylie Palmer (1:56.29)
Brittany Elmslie (1:56.42)
Alicia Coutts (1:57.33)
7:47.08   France
Camille Muffat (1:56.45)
Charlotte Bonnet (1:56.81)
Mylène Lazare (1:59.15)
Coralie Balmy (1:56.02)
7:48.43
4×100 m medley relay[49]   United States
Missy Franklin (58.39)
Jessica Hardy (1:05.10)
Dana Vollmer (56.31)
Megan Romano (53.43)
3:53.23   Australia
Emily Seebohm (59.40)
Sally Foster (1:06.84)
Alicia Coutts (56.89)
Cate Campbell (52.09)
3:55.22   Russia
Dariya Ustinova (1:00.58)
Yuliya Yefimova (1:04.82)
Svetlana Chimrova (57.64)
Veronika Popova (53.43)
3:56.47

AF African record | AM Americas record | AS Asian record | CR Championship record | ER European record | OC Oceania record | WR World record | NR National record

RecordsEdit

The following world and championship records were broken during the competition.

World recordsEdit

Date Event Time Name Nation
July 29 Women's 100 m breaststroke semifinals 1:04.35 Rūta Meilutytė   Lithuania
July 30 Women's 1500 m freestyle final 15:36.53 Katie Ledecky   United States
August 1 Women's 200 m breaststroke semifinals 2:19.11 Rikke Møller Pedersen   Denmark
August 3 Women's 50 m breaststroke heats 29.78 Yuliya Yefimova   Russia
August 3 Women's 50 m breaststroke semifinals 29.48 Rūta Meilutytė   Lithuania
August 3 Women's 800 m freestyle final 8:13.86 Katie Ledecky   United States

Championship recordsEdit

Date Event Established for Time Name Nation
July 29 Women's 100 m breaststroke heats (same) 1:04.52 Rūta Meilutytė   Lithuania
July 29 Women's 100 m breaststroke semifinals Women's 50 m breaststroke 29.97 † Rūta Meilutytė   Lithuania
August 2 Men's 200 m breaststroke finals (same) 2:07.23 Dániel Gyurta   Hungary
August 3 Women's 200 m backstroke finals (same) 2:04.76 Missy Franklin   United States

Legend: † – en route to final mark

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Competition Schedule Archived 2013-06-21 at the Wayback Machine for the 2013 World Championships. From the event's website (www.bcn2013.com); retrieved 2013-06-12.
  2. ^ Meet Summons for the 2013 World Championships. Published by FINA on 2013-01-31; retrieved 2013-06-12.
  3. ^ "Swimming – Schedule". FINA. fina.org. 8 July 2013. Archived from the original on 23 December 2013. Retrieved 8 July 2013.
  4. ^ a b c "Streamlined News: Recapping a Busy Week in the Swimming World". Swimming World. August 5, 2013. Retrieved August 5, 2013.
  5. ^ a b c "Marvelous Missy: Franklin heads off to college with 6 gold medals from epic world championship". Washington Post. AP. August 5, 2013. Retrieved August 6, 2013.
  6. ^ a b c "Missy Franklin 'super excited' after golden haul at world championships". The Guardian. August 4, 2013. Retrieved August 6, 2013.
  7. ^ a b "Sun Yang, Franklin and Ledecky the stars of 15th World Swimming Championships". Xinhua. August 5, 2013. Retrieved August 6, 2013.
  8. ^ "Cesar Cielo Breaks Loaded 50 Free Final For Third Straight Title". Swimming World. August 3, 2013. Retrieved August 7, 2013.
  9. ^ "Medal Count: 2013 Worlds Round Up". Swim Swam. August 5, 2013. Retrieved August 6, 2013.
  10. ^ Men's 50 metre freestyle Results
  11. ^ Men's 100 metre freestyle Results
  12. ^ Men's 200 metre freestyle Results
  13. ^ Men's 400 metre freestyle Results
  14. ^ Men's 800 metre freestyle Results
  15. ^ Men's 1500 metre freestyle Results
  16. ^ Men's 50 metre backstroke Results
  17. ^ Men's 100 metre backstroke Results
  18. ^ Men's 200 metre backstroke Results
  19. ^ Men's 50 metre breaststroke Results
  20. ^ Men's 100 metre breaststroke Results
  21. ^ Men's 200 metre breaststroke Results
  22. ^ Men's 50 metre butterfly Results
  23. ^ Men's 100 metre butterfly Results
  24. ^ Men's 200 metre butterfly Results
  25. ^ Men's 200 metre individual medley Results
  26. ^ Men's 400 metre individual medley Results
  27. ^ Men's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay Results
  28. ^ Men's 4 × 200 metre freestyle relay Results
  29. ^ Men's 4 × 200 metre medley relay Results
  30. ^ Women's 50 metre freestyle Results
  31. ^ Women's 100 metre freestyle Results
  32. ^ Women's 200 metre freestyle Results
  33. ^ Women's 400 metre freestyle Results
  34. ^ Women's 800 metre freestyle Results
  35. ^ Women's 1500 metre freestyle Results
  36. ^ Women's 50 metre backstroke Results
  37. ^ Women's 100 metre backstroke Results
  38. ^ Women's 200 metre backstroke Results
  39. ^ Women's 50 metre breaststroke Results
  40. ^ Women's 100 metre breaststroke Results
  41. ^ Women's 200 metre breaststroke Results
  42. ^ Women's 50 metre butterfly Results
  43. ^ Women's 100 metre butterfly Results
  44. ^ Women's 200 metre butterfly Results
  45. ^ Women's 200 metre individual medley Results
  46. ^ 400 metre individual medley Results
  47. ^ Women's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay Results
  48. ^ Women's 4 × 200 metre freestyle relay Results
  49. ^ Women's 4 × 200 metre medley relay Results