As the 2024 World Aquatic Championships continued, the United States emerged as the leaders of the medal standings after two gold medals on night two. Nic Fink won the men’s 100 breast gold, and Kate Douglass earned gold in the women’s 200 IM. This brought the US total to five medals, leaving them in first place.
Germany made history with their first gold medal and their first women’s world title in 15 years as Angelina Kohler won the women’s 100 fly. Portugal also made history with Diogo Ribeiro becoming their country’s first World Champion by winning the men’s 50 butterfly.
As of now, Australia is still leading the medal table with a total of 25 medals and counting. They are aiming for their first gold on night three after falling short so far. The end of night two saw Claire Curzan and Michael Andrew also contribute to the US medal count by picking up two silver medals each.