World Aquatics Championships: Day 2

A look at who won what on the second day of 2017 FINA World Championships

Hungary's Katinka Hosszu competes in the women's 200m Individual Medley final

Hungary's Katinka Hosszu defended her women's 200m individual medley title in front of her home crowd at the world aquatics championships on Monday.

Hosszu clocked 2min 07.00sec to take the gold medal with Japan's Yui Ohashi in silver at 0.91sec and Madisyn Cox of the United States earning bronze, 2.71sec behind.

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US Caeleb Remel Dressel (C) competes in a men's 50m butterfly final

Great Britain’s Benjamin Proud won the men's 50m butterfly gold on Monday -- but only realised he had won when no-one else celebrated.

Proud, 22, clocked 22.75 seconds in the sprint event with Brazil's Nicholas Santos second at 0.04 secs back while Andrii Govorov of Ukraine took bronze at 0.09 in a tight finish.

"At first I didn't realise I had won," admitted Britain's Proud, clearly shocked by his own victory.

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Swimmers compete in the men's 100m breaststroke final

Britain's Adam Peaty defended the men's 100m breaststroke title at the world aquatic championships on Monday.

Peaty had targeted his own world record of 57.13, set when he won the Olympic title last year in Rio de Janeiro, but came up short in his bid.

Peaty will now look to also defend his 50m world title in Wednesday's final.

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Britain's Adam Peaty failed to beat his own world record

Britain's Adam Peaty defended the men's 100m breaststroke title at the world aquatic championships on Monday.

Peaty clocked a new championships record of 57.47 seconds with Kevin Cordes of the United States second at 1.32 back with Russia's Kirill Prigoda third at 1.58.


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Sarah Sjostrom competes in the women's 100m butterfly final

Sarah Sjostrom broke the 100m freestyle record on Sunday, in the women's 4x100m relay, when she became the first woman to swim under 52 seconds.

She is the first reigning Olympic champion to add the world title in the event.


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Sweden's Sarah Sjostrom wins fourth 100m butterfly worlds gold

Sweden's Sarah Sjostrom narrowly miss her own world-record in becoming the first woman to win four golds in the women's 100m butterfly on Monday at the world championships.

The 23-year-old clocked 55.53 seconds, a new championships record, just 0.05sec from her own world record set at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics last year.

Australia's Emma McKeon took silver at 0.65sec back with Kelsi Worrell of the United States taking bronze at 0.84.
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