The world Cup: What will be remembered in Budapest-2017


Caleb Dressel. Photo: Reuters

Have ended in the capital of Hungary world championship is enough reason to stay long in the memory.

20-year-old American Caleb Dressel won in Budapest seven gold medals, becoming only the second swimmer after a 23-time Olympic champion Michael Phelps, who managed to do it in one world championship.

At the same time he became the first swimmer who won three gold in a single day. The dressel already tipped the laurels of Phelps and Alexander Popov said about him: “If anybody harbors the idea that he could give that swimmer to battle in the sprint, it is not. Caleb simply include a fifth speed, and show everyone your heels…”.

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“Iron lady” of American swimming Katie Ledecky in Budapest has won six gold medals, giving gold only one race – the one where shone Pellegrini. And chase Kalisz, who won on the final day of swimming tournament at the distance of 400 m complex, has reached a unique mark: his gold medal was the 250th award won by U.S. swimmers at the world Championships.

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23-year-old Olympic champion Sarah Sjostrom failed to win in Budapest all the distance that I wanted: sprint freestyle, she lost to the American Simone Manuel finished second. But on account of Swedish women have their unique achievement: now she – she is the winner of four current world records, including the fastest distance – 50 m freestyle and butterfly.

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Mixed swimming relays is now part of the Olympic program, so in Budapest, as expected, they drew the attention first of all Americans, winning the first combo mixed, and then kraevoy. Interestingly, there, and there, added to his gold medals Caleb Dressel and Simon Manuel.

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The grandmother of Olympic champion and world record holder in breaststroke Edam Piti accompanies his grandson on all the tournaments without a break by posting messages on his performances in his Twitter. Sailing Mavis Petey – the most famous cheerleader. The fact that his grandmother uses a wheelchair, does not prevent her to lead a more than active lifestyle, And with the lion tattoo full hand – the envy of lovers underwear painting.

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Sport driven by the young, but it rests on “old”. Synchronized swimming is a 38-year-old bill may, who even at the goodwill Games in 1990, the high diving – Colombian Orlando Duque, who in October will turn 43. Both at the previous world Championships to become the Champions. Federica Pellegrini, though much younger (she was 28), but in the swimming Olympic champion of Beijing was perceived as the athlete whose time is gone forever. The Italian won the 200-meter freestyle – the fifth time in his career. And was the only one in the world who won medals at this distance in seven world Championships in a row.

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Return to the Chinese synchronized swimming twins tingting and Jiang Wangwang many regarded as dangerous: the Chinese already became the Vice-world Champions in duet on two consecutive Championships in Budapest back after birth and again won silver.

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Never in the history of diving Chinese athletes did not hand over gold items in five categories. But that is what happened in Budapest. The Englishman Tom Daley will become the athlete who hammered the last nail in the Treasury defeats the Chinese team. Four of the six jumps to ten meter rig (this kind of finished hopping tournament) Daley performed by ten points. After performing the final attempt, the Chinese Aisen Chen, who earned his jump 106,20 has already been started to celebrate the victory.

But then shell out daily and demonstrated (nerves, temper, iron eggs – underline) that is able to jump not worse. The same 106,20 – and voila! The triumph of the athlete along with his coach Jane Figueiredo.

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The owner of the most complex programs in the high diving, Gary hunt has long believed, if not crazy, then hardened thrill – jumping from a 27-metre height has always been harder than rivals. 11 years ago, the hunt has already performed in Budapest at the European Championships as part of the British team. The 10-metre platform, he was not even in the semi-finals, and in synchronous jumps with Callum Johnston took the last place. The paradox is that the ex-world champion – not crazy and not adrenalinic. For him the leap from breathtaking heights is a mathematical quest, where counted every hundredth fraction of a second that have to spend in the air. So the hunt is almost never wrong. If he hadn’t risked inventing new jumps, no one and could never get ahead. But he is in danger. And therefore lost in Budapest.

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Unique know-how – pool, built on a special platform, could open a new era in the history of the high diving: the divers competed in natural waters, and it was believed that this sport is hardly ever included in the Olympic program. Because not all countries allow you to find a deep lake or sea with a steep rock desired height above the water. The pool, which in a short time can be installed anywhere, solves this problem.

Elena VAITSEKHOVSKAYA, the Sport-Express

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