The 2024 World Aquatic Championships are currently underway and the United States has taken a commanding lead in the race for medals. After winning two golds on night two, the US now leads the total medal standings with five medals, including two gold.
Nic Fink captured the men’s 100 breast gold while Kate Douglass won gold in the women’s 200 IM. Claire Curzan and Michael Andrew also picked up silver medals for the US, with Curzan winning silver in the women’s 100 fly and Andrew finishing second in the men’s 50 fly.
Germany earned their first gold medal of the competition and their first women’s world title in 15 years as Angelina Kohler won the women’s 100 fly. Portugal made history by becoming their country’s first World Champion ever as Diogo Ribeiro won the men’s 50 butterfly.
As Australia is currently atop the medal table after capturing 13 gold medals and a total of 25, they will be searching for their first gold on night three after coming up short so far.
The current medal standings are: USA – 2 golds, 2 silvers, and 1 bronze; China – 1 gold, 1 silver, and