As the 2024 World Aquatic Championships progressed, the United States continued to dominate the medal standings with two more 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, including two silver medals from Claire Curzan and Michael Andrew.
Germany secured their first gold medal and their first women’s world title in 15 years as Angelina Kohler won the women’s 100 fly. Meanwhile, Portugal made history by having Diogo Ribeiro become their country’s first World Champion by winning the men’s 50 butterfly.
As of now, Australia is still at the top of the medal table with 13 gold medals and a total of 25. However, they are struggling to keep up with China, who has also gained ground with one gold medal on night two. The Netherlands also picked up another gold medal on night two, leaving many other countries scrambling to keep up with this fiercely competitive field.