Two world records in finals, with Katinka Hosszu of Hungary winning the 200 meters individual medley by setting one, and Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden doing it for the second time in two days by winning the 100 meters butterfly. Adam Peaty of Great Britain, a world record holder, won a close one in the men’s 100 meters breaststroke, while Florent Manaudou of France claimed gold in the men’s 50 meters butterfly.
Men’s 100 meters breaststroke – Adam Peaty (58.52), the world record holder from a few months ago, put in a brilliant final 50 meters to narrowly beat Cameron van der Burgh (58.59), who finished with silver in the previous championship as well. Peaty looked a bit short and tight with his strokes for the first 75 meters, but provided a wonderful finish for gold. Ross Murdoch (59.09), another Brit, picked up the bronze medal.
Women’s 100 meters butterfly – Sarah Sjostrom breaks the world record for the second time in two days, winning the gold medal in this event for the third time, swimming a fantastic 55.64, 10 tenths of a second better than the record from the day before. Once again, the Dane Jeanette Ottesen (57.05) came up with silver, losing the race in the final 50 meters. Lu Ying of China (57.48) picked up the bronze.
Men’s 50 meters butterfly – Florent Manaudou (22.97) wins his first individual gold medal in the world’s and second of this competition (third overall including 2013), narrowly beating Brazilian Nicholas Santos (23.09), while Laszlo Cseh of Hungary and Konrad Czerniak of Poland share the bronze medal, both stopping the time at 23.15.
Women’s 200 meters individual medley – Katinka Hosszú wins her fourth gold medal in the world’s and second in a row in the 200 IM, breaking a record many thought was going to be untouchable for a very long time, setting the new world record at 2:06.12, leaving Kanako Watanabe of Japan (Silver, 2:08.45) and Siobhan-Marie O’Connor of Great Britain (Bronze, 2:08.77) well behind.