The 2024 World Aquatic Championships saw the United States rise to the top of the medal standings after securing two golds 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. Claire Curzan and Michael Andrew also contributed to the US medal count by picking up two silver medals.
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. Portugal also made history with Diogo Ribeiro becoming the country’s first World Champion by winning the men’s 50 butterfly.
As of the end of day two, Australia was still atop the medal table with a total of five gold medals. They are aiming for another gold on night three after falling short so far.
The current medal standings for night two are:
– USA: 2 golds, 2 silvers, 1 bronze, for a total of 5 medals
– China: 1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze, for a total of 3 medals
– Germany: 1 gold, no silvers or bronzes yet for a total of 1 medal
– South Korea: 1 gold, no silvers or bronzes yet for a total of just one medal
– Netherlands: no golds or bronzes but picked up one silver medal so far for a total of just one medal