Cal Bears in Barcelona 2013 World Aquatics Championships - Friday Open Thread

Another day, another double duty for Missy Franklin, and another Gold, will the same thing happen again on Friday? - Quinn Rooney

Add two more Cal medals to the count. On Thursday, Nathan Adrian won a bronze in 100 Free and Missy Franklin got yet another Gold by swimming the anchor leg for the US's 4x200 Free relay. A busy schedule on Friday will see 5 Golden Bears in action, with Missy Franklin pulling another double duty. GO BEARS!

Viewing Info

TV: Universal Sports

Online: UniversalSports.com (for subscribers only) - The site does allow one about 2 minutes of free stream (which one can repeat in private/incognito mode), which sort of works for watching a swimming race

We are not allowed to post illegitimate stream here, but this event is a big enough deal that you can find streams from the typical sports stream websites

Results: OmegaTiming, FINA

Time: 9 - 11 AM PT (LIVE)

Events for Friday:

Women's 100 m freestyle final
Men's 200 m backstroke final
Women's 200 m backstroke semifinals
Men's 50 m freestyle semifinals
Women's 200 m breaststroke final
Men's 100 m butterfly semifinals
Women's 50 m butterfly semifinals
Men's 200 m breaststroke final
Men's 4x200 m freestyle final
  • Missy Franklin (USA) will go for her 5th Gold (and 4th in 4 days) by competing in the 100 Free final. She only has the 5th best semi-final time, however.
  • In the Women's 200 Back semi, Missy Franklin and Elizabeth Pelton (USA) will be looking to make the final. The pair finished 1st and 4th in 100 Back earlier in the week.
  • In the Men's 50 Free semi, both Nathan Adrian (USA) and Anthony Ervin (USA) will race for a spot in the final.
  • In the Women's 50 Fly semi, Dana Vollmer (USA) will look to make another final and get another medal.

Depending on how things shake out, there could be plenty of Cal Bears in finals comes Saturday.

Missy is on a Roll:


Thursday's Results:

Men's 100 Free final


Nathan Adrian returns to the podium with a 3rd place finish in the 100 Free. The 2012 London Olympics Gold medalist was dethroned by the Aussie Jame Magnussen.

Nathan is happy with the result.

Women's 50 Back final

US Calympian and current Cal Bears Rachel Bootsma finished 7th in her first Wolrds final.

Women's 4x200 Free relay final


Swimming the anchor leg, Missy Franklin remain Golden by winning her 4th Golds in 5 events.

List of Cal Bears medals in the 2013 Barcelona World Championships:

By events: 4 Golds, 1 Silver, 5 Bronzes

  • Lauren Boyle (New Zealand) with a Bronze in 400 Free
  • Natalie Coughlin and Missy Franklin with Golds for the US in 4x100 Free relay
  • Nathan Adrian and Anthony Ervin with Silvers for US in 4x100 Free relay
  • Dana Vollmer (USA) with a Bronze in 100 Fly
  • Missy Franklin (USA) with a Gold in 100 Back
  • Lauren Boyle (New Zealand) with a Bronze in 1500 Free
  • Jessica Hardy (USA) with a Bronze in 100 Breast
  • Missy Franklin (USA) with a Gold in 200 Free
  • Nathan Adrian (USA) with a Bronze in 100 Free
  • Missy Franklin (USA) with another Gold, this time in the 4x200 Free relay
  • Honorable Mentions: Damir Dugonjic (Slovenia) with two 4th place finish in 50 and 100 Breast, Elizabeth Pelton (USA) with a 4th place finish in 100 Back, and Caitlin Leverenz (USA) with a 5th place finish in 200 IM
How does that compare to the World?

* Host Nation

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States 8 6 4 18
2 China 4 1 1 6
3 Australia 2 6 0 8
4 South Africa 2 1 1 4
5 France 2 0 4 6
6 Brazil 1 0 2 3
7 Hungary 1 0 1 1
8 Lithuania 1 0 0 1
Sweden 1 0 0 1
10 Japan 0 2 2 4
11 Spain 0 2 1 2
12 Russia 0 1 2 3
13 Denmark 0 1 0 1
Italy 0 1 0 1
Poland 0 1 0 1
16 New Zealand 0 0 2 2
17 Canada 0 0 1 1
Netherlands 0 0 1 1
Total 22 22 22 66
Golden Bears have contributed in 10 medals given out with 7 swimmers receiving 12 medals and they are not done yet!

GO BEARS!
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