The United States Tops Medal Table After Day 1 In Budapest


With one day of competition now completed, the United States positions itself atop the overall swimming medal table at these World Championships.

The stars n’ stripes bagged 2 golds, 1 silver, and 3 bronze medals on the evening, bringing the total to 6 and double that of the nation of Australia which is next in line.

Katie Ledecky took the top prize in the women’s 400m free while the American men were unbeatable in the 4x100m free relay.

Carson Foster snagged silver in the 400m IM while his compatriot Chase Kalisz brought home the bronze in the same event. Additional bronze medals were secured by Leah Smith behind Ledecky in the 4free and by the women’s 4x100m free relay squad.

For Australia, Elijah Winnington grabbed his first elite international medal by taking the men’s 400m free tonight while the Aussie women were too quick to catch en route to gold in the 4x100m free relay.

Additional nations making their 2022 medal table debuts include France, with a head-turning swim by Leon Marchand in the 400m IM for gold. Canada, Germany, Brazil and Italy also made it onto the board, although they’re each still seeking their first gold as the meet unfolds.

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